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Audio: The Lawfare Podcast: The Hacker’s Mind

  • Lawfare
  • February 7, 2023

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How does computer hacking work? When is it good, and when is it bad? And what does it have to teach us about law, politics, and inequality? These are some of the questions that Bruce Schneier, a well-known security expert and lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School, answers in his new book, A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules and How to Bend Them Back.

Jack Goldsmith sat down with Bruce to discuss what it means to have a hacker’s mind, why all systems—not just computer systems—are hackable, how and why the powerful and wealthy are typically the most successful hackers, and what AI will mean for hacking various systems…

Audio: The Lawfare Podcast: Bruce Schneier on ‘Click Here to Kill Everybody’

  • Jen Patja Howell
  • The Lawfare Podcast
  • September 18, 2018

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Security technologist Bruce Schneier’s latest book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World, argues that it won’t be long before everything modern society relies on will be computerized and on the internet. This drastic expansion of the so-called ‘internet of things,’ Schneier contends, vastly increases the risk of cyberattack. To help figure out just how concerned you should be, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Schneier. They talked about what it would mean to live in a world where everything, including Ben’s shirt, was a computer, and how Schneier’s latest work adds to his decades of advocacy for principled government regulation and oversight of “smart devices.”…

Audio: The Cyberlaw Podcast: Click Here to Kill Everybody

  • Stewart Baker
  • The Cyberlaw Podcast
  • September 11, 2018

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We are fully back from our August hiatus, and leading off a series of great interviews, I talk with Bruce Schneier about his new book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World. Bruce is an internationally renowned technologist, privacy and security commentator, and someone I respect a lot more than I agree with. But his latest book opens new common ground between us, and we both foresee a darker future for a world that has digitally connected things that can kill people without figuring out a way to secure them. Breaking with Silicon Valley consensus, we see security regulation in the Valley’s future, despite all the well-known downsides that regulation will bring. We also find plenty of room for disagreement on topics like encryption policy and attribution…

Bruce Schneier’s Important New Book

  • Jack Goldsmith
  • Lawfare
  • March 4, 2015

Bruce has just published Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, a book that will interest many Lawfare readers.  Data and Goliath is deeply informed and accessibly written analysis of mass surveillance by firms and the government.  Part One is a terrific tutorial on big data and data mining, in the public and private sectors (and the two sectors in conjunction).  Part Two explains the many reasons Bruce thinks we should worry about big data and data mining.  And Part Three calls for very extensive limitations and regulation of public and private data collection and use.  Bruce is more worried about surveillance than I am, and his prescriptions in some respects seem self-defeating to me.  But among the book’s many virtues is that Bruce fully understands and fairly engages contrary arguments.  I have a review of the book coming out soon, and I recommend it highly…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.