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Q&A With Bruce Schneier

Expert says security benefits must be weighed against tradeoffs

  • Jonathan Gaw
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • February 2009

The IAPP is pleased that security guru, chief technologist and author Bruce Schneier will present a keynote address at the Privacy Summit, March 11-13 in Washington, DC. Here’s a preview of what you’ll hear when Schneier takes the stage.

IAPP: You have a cult-like following youon Facebook.  One group is called Bruce Schneier for president (31 members); another calls itself Bruce Schneier is my hero (200 members). What is the most heroic thing you’ve ever done?

Schneier:  I’ve never considered myself particularly heroic. What I think people are responding to is my ability to think clearly about, and explain, security systems – and to speak the truth as I see it, regardless of who it might piss off. Valuable, yes; but not heroism…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.