News in the Category “Audio”

Audio: Bruce Schneier on IoT Regulation

  • Chris Brook
  • Threatpost
  • March 6, 2017

Mike Mimoso talks to Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM Resilient, at RSA 2017 about the early days of the conference, his campaign for IoT regulation, and how the technical community needs to get involved with policy.

Listen to the Audio on Threatpost.com

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Audio: Reflecting on 2016: The Year in Cybersecurity

  • Radio Boston
  • December 27, 2016

On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump named cyber expert Tom Bossert as his homeland security adviser.

Bossert is currently a fellow at the Atlantic Council and was a former national security aide to President George W. Bush.

He says cybersecurity will be one a top priority in his new job.

And if the events of 2016 say anything, Bossert will likely have a lot on his plate.

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Audio: Can the American Election Be Hacked?

  • The Economist
  • October 26, 2016

In the second episode of Economist Radio specials running up to the presidential election, security expert Bruce Schneier examines vulnerabilities in electoral voting systems.

Listen to the Audio on Economist.com

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Audio: After The DNC Hack, What's Stopping Russian Hackers From Accessing Voting Machines?

  • Tori Bedford
  • Boston Public Radio
  • August 4, 2016

Just before the start of the Democratic National Convention, top-secret emails from the Democratic National Committee were published on whistleblower website Wikileaks, in a major operation the FBI attributed to Russian hackers.

Some U.S. officials have raised subsequent questions: Were the hackers deliberately attempting to influence the election in favor of Donald Trump? Did Trump have any influence?

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Audio: Securing the World-Sized Web

Bruce Schneier on How IoT Changes Everything in Security

  • Geetha Nandikotkur
  • InfoRisk Today
  • July 22, 2016

Bruce Schneier, CTO at the security firm Resilient Systems, is busy examining how IoT - the name given to the computerization of everything in our lives - is changing the security world.

From sensors that collect data about our environment to databases in the cloud to analytics that help us make use of data, the Internet of Things is capable of changing our physical world.

"We're building an internet that senses, thinks and acts, but doesn't have a body, and that is the textbook definition of a robot," Schneier says. "What I want to propose is that we're building a world-sized robot, and we don't even realize it.

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Audio: Adam Ruins Everything: Security and Big Data with Bruce Schneier

  • Adam Ruins Everything
  • July 5, 2016

Adam is joined by Bruce Schneier to talk about current problems facing the TSA, gun control, and how data and security intersect.

One of the topics that resonated deeply with last season's Adam Ruins Everything viewers was Bruce Schneier's take on security and "security theater". So we had to bring Bruce on the podcast. Bruce is a brilliant cryptographer and security expert, who's written countless articles and academic papers and published 13 books, including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.

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Audio: On the Wire Podcast: Bruce Schneier

  • Dennis Fisher
  • On the Wire
  • February 1, 2016

Bruce Schneier, the well-known cryptographer, author, and security expert, is today's guest on the On the Wire podcast. Dennis Fisher talks with Schneier about the pervasiveness of commercial and government surveillance and tracking, the emerging problem of IoT security, and what can be done to address the technical and policy issues all of this entails. They also discuss the ideas in Schneier's latest book, Data and Goliath, and what might be the theme for Schneier's next one.

Listen to the Audio on OnTheWire.io

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on the Golden Age of Surveillance

  • Mo Lotman
  • The Technoskeptic
  • December 22, 2015

Internet security expert, privacy advocate, and author Bruce Schneier speaks with the Technoskeptic about the public-private surveillance partnership that monitors everything we do, and what needs to happen in order to restore our privacy.

Listen to the Audio on TheTechnoskeptic.com

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Audio: How Big Brother Snuck Up On Us

  • Jane Karowski
  • The Social Network Station
  • September 7, 2015

Listen to the Audio on TheSocialNetworkStation.com

Show Recap

The episode in brief:

  • Bruce Schneier talks about privacy and security
  • His new book Data and Goliath
  • The hidden battles to collect your data and control your world
  • The nonsense of data vs. metadata
  • Why privacy is not a changeable social norm
  • The harm ubiquitous mass surveillance does to our society
  • TheSocialNetworkStation.com/shows/the-social-network-show/

Astute regular listeners may have observed that Dr. J is becoming more and more intrigued with the related issues of privacy and security. These apply to online and mobile phone technology. Both are thoroughly involved in communicating with your social networks.

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Audio: Security and Privacy with Bruce Schneier

  • Software Engineering Daily
  • September 3, 2015

“What we learn again and again is that security is less about what you think of, and more about what you didn’t think of.”

Questions

  • In Data and Goliath, what are the motives of different goliaths?
  • Why is the Ashley Madison case a watershed moment in security?
  • Do you still feel we should break up the NSA?
  • Will Google and Amazon become military contractors?
  • How can we defend ourselves from DOS attacks from refrigerators?
  • When we put processors in refrigerators, and cars, and thermostats, are we increasing the attack surface, and our vulnerabilities faster than we are improving our utility?

Listen to the Audio on SoftwareEngineeringDaily.com

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Audio: Cybersecurity: Are We Ever Safe From Hackers?

  • BBC
  • June 8, 2015

The number of cyber attacks happening every year is on the rise. We speak to Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer at the IT company Resilient Systems and a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, about why it can take months before a company or organisation even realises it is under attack, and why so many are unprepared. Also, Wil van Gemert, deputy director of operations at Europol, tells us what European law enforcers are doing about it. He says it is now possible to buy "malware," or malicious software meaning that anyone can become a cyber criminal.

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Audio: Spy-wear?

  • BBC Tech Tent
  • May 15, 2015

Dr Chris Brauer from Goldsmiths, University of London, on how big brands want to sell us things via wearable devices. Bruce Schneier, security and privacy expert and author of the book "Data and Goliath", warns of the threat of companies and governments misusing data about us. Emily Bell, from the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, on Verizon's buyout of AOL, and Facebook's instant articles. And Zoe Kleinman spends a night alone in a house full of robots.

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Audio: Stuxnet, Sexism, CEOs and Surveillance

  • Cybersecurity Initiative
  • May 14, 2015

New America's Peter Singer and Passcode's Sara Sorcher chat with Bruce Schneier, prolific author and chief technology officer at Resilient Systems, about the challenges of publicly blaming countries for cyberattacks—and whose job it should be to defend private companies against sophisticated nation-state attacks. They also hear from Nate Fick, the CEO of Endgame, a venture-backed security intelligence software company, about how he's leveraging cybersecurity solutions once produced just for the government into the private sector.

Wired's Kim Zetter, author of Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon, joins the panel discussion to talk about how the cyber operation on Iran's nuclear facilities launched a new era of warfare; the vulnerability of US critical infrastructure to Stuxnet-like weapons; and the gender diversity issues bedeviling the cybersecurity industry.

Listen to the Audio on NewAmerica.org

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Audio: Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World

  • Financial Sense Newshour
  • May 8, 2015

Cris Sheridan welcomes Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Systems and author of Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World. Bruce writes "we are living in the golden age of surveillance" where almost everything we do is now being tracked and used without our knowledge. Bruce speaks with Cris about how much data we produce, the way corporations are using it, the problems associated with ubiquitous surveillance, and why this is a defining issue of our time.

Listen to the Audio on YouTube.com

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Audio: Schneier v. Baker Puts Mayweather v. Pacquiao in the Shade

  • Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast
  • May 5, 2015

Episode 65 would be ugly if it weren't so much fun. Our guest is Bruce Schneier, cryptographer, computer science and privacy guru, and author of the best-selling Data and Goliath—a book I annotated every few pages of with the words, "Bruce, you can't possibly really believe this." And that's pretty much how the interview goes, as Bruce and I mix it up over hackbacks, whether everyone but government should be allowed to use Big Data tools, Edward Snowden, whether "mass surveillance" has value in fighting terrorism, and whether damaging cyberattacks are really infrequent and hard to attribute. We disagree mightily—and with civility.

Listen to the Audio on SteptoeCyberblog.com

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Audio: Schneier on Security Resilience

Insights from Security Leader at GISEC Event in Dubai

  • Geetha Nandikotkur
  • InfoRisk Today
  • April 29, 2015

Listen to the Audio on InfoRiskToday.in

In developing markets such as Asia and the Middle East, how can security practitioners best prepare themselves to tackle the rapidly-changing threat landscape? Resilience is the key, says security leader Bruce Schneier.

The way to think about security is a combination of protection, detection and response, says Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School, USA. While there is a lot of prevention and detection technology, response is the missing piece, he says.

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Audio: What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

  • TED Radio Hour (NPR)
  • April 17, 2015

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and actually being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.

Listen to the Audio on NPR.org

Transcript

GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's the TED Radio Hour from NPR. I'm Guy Raz. And on the show today, we're exploring ideas about Maslow's hierarchy of human needs, and ranked at number two, security - the second step on the pyramid.

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Audio: The Hidden Struggles to Control Your Data

  • Late Night Live (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • April 14, 2015

Just how much of your life is being watched and tracked? Who has access to all this information and what are they doing with it?

Bruce Schneier, fellow at Harvard Law School, author of Data and Goliath, points out the danger is not only from corporations and governments, but also cybercriminals, when these institutions lose your details.

Listen to the Audio on ABC.net.au

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Audio: Bruce Schneier, Data and Goliath

  • Paul Harris Online
  • March 27, 2015

Bruce Schneier spoke with Paul Harris about his new book, Data and Goliath. Topics include:

  • Are we giving up too much information voluntarily in exchange for free services?
  • What are data brokers gathering about us, who are they selling it to?
  • Are private companies doing enough to shield our data from government?
  • How companies and law enforcement can use your cell phone to know where you’ll be tomorrow.
  • Whether the NSA can process the huge amounts of surveillance info it is gathering on all of us.
  • The war on terror as an excuse to get into anyone’s computer, and its chilling effect on free speech and thought.

Listen to the Audio on PaulHarrisOnline.Blogspot.com

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Audio: Metadata Retention and Privacy

  • 2ser Radio
  • March 23, 2014

Last week the proposed data retention bill passed through the House of Representatives, and is expected to pass through the Senate soon. These laws are set to allow warrantless access to phone calls, sms, social media and internet usage, in the name of tightening our national security.

Disputes and amendments to the bill have focused on confidentiality threats for journalists and whistleblowers, but what effect will data retention have on the average person?

Our host Sam Baran spoke to Bruce Schneier, who is a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and author of the book Data and Goliath about the ways governments and corporations are storing and using data.

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Audio: ALP Supports Amended Version of Govt's ISP Data Bill

  • Mark Colvin
  • PM (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • March 17, 2015

Listen to the Audio on ABC.net.au

Transcript

MARK COLVIN: The ALP has agreed to support an amended version of the Government's bill to force Internet Service Providers to keep their customers' data for two years.

It'll let government agencies see what we've all been doing on the phone or online.

Bipartisan support means the bill is likely to pass.

The bodies expected to get access range from various police and customs agencies to the Competition watchdog, the ACCC.

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Audio: Personal Data Collection and Your Technology Footprint

  • Radio New Zealand
  • March 16, 2015

How much do you know about what others might know about you, from your use of technology? How do you minimise your online footprint on things you'd rather keep private?

Bruce Schneier is a US technology and security expert, whose latest book is Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, talks to Kathryn Ryan about how much information is being gathered by governments and corporations through our use of phones and computers.

Listen to the Audio on RadioNZ.co.nz

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Audio: Balancing Surveillance: Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

  • Bruce Schneier
  • Science Friday
  • March 6, 2015

The NSA, Facebook, and Google are constantly mining our personal information for surveillance and advertising purposes, among other goals. Is it possible to keep our data secure in the digital age? Bruce Schneier, a cybersecurity expert and author of Data and Goliath, says, “We need to examine our own fears and decide how much of our privacy we are really willing to sacrifice for convenience.” Read an excerpt from his book here.

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Audio: There is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

Stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

  • Manoush Zomorodi
  • New Tech City
  • March 4, 2015

Reading this right now?

Congratulations. You're winning.

Yes, all of the usual corporate and government entities know you're here.

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Audio: Passwords

  • Science for the People
  • January 2, 2015

Security expert Bruce Schneier returns to Science for the People to talk about the use and misuse of passwords to safeguard our most important data.

Listen to the Audio on ScienceForThePeople.ca

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Audio: Breaking up the NSA

  • Future Tense
  • September 21, 2014

Almost a year and a half after the Snowden revelations, it’s business as usual for America’s giant global eavesdropping and spying organisation: the NSA, the National Security Agency.

As revelations continue to unfold, legislative attempts to rein in the NSA's powers appear to be stalling. But, Harvard University security analyst Bruce Schneier says the situation is unacceptable.

In the future, argues Schneier, people will look back at the way we ignore privacy today and ask "how could we be that immoral?" He’s put forward his own plan for breaking -up the NSA, and in so doing, bringing its activities under greater civilian control.

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Audio: Incident Response Redux

  • Security Advisor Alliance Podcast
  • April 22, 2014

Bruce Schneier is the special guest on Episode 11 of the Security Advisor Alliance, on Incident Response.

Listen to the Podcast on Security Advisor Alliance

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Audio: Bruce Schneier, NSA and Toaster Hacking

  • Occupy Radio
  • April 9, 2014

In G-Force, the 2009 Disney movie, a group of secret agent rodents stops a kitchen gadget robot apocalypse. In the real world, we're in no danger from weaponized blenders, but our toasters just might be used in a denial of service attack.

Rivera Sun and Getch talk with computer security, and privacy specialist, Bruce Schneier. We get the scoop on the latest from the NSA, as well as the security vulnerabilities in the vast internet of things, this week on Occupy Radio.

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Audio: Bruce Schneier talks about the Shift of Power on the Internet

  • Trusted Software Alliance
  • April 9, 2014

‘'It's only metadata' is a mischaracterization that plays into goverment hands.'—Bruce Schneier

At the 2014 Source Conference in Boston, I was able to sit down with Bruce Schneier after his keynote to clarify his position on several topics he brought up. The Twitter stream was on fire during his presentation as he described how the power of government and large corporations affects the internet. Where are the boundaries between personal data and corporate/government usage of that data? What is our responsibility in the equation?

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Audio: Google Moves to Take Back the Net from Spying Eyes

  • 2ser's The Daily
  • March 18, 2014

News emerged this week that web giant Google is routinely encrypting web searches conducted in China in a move designed to offset the national government's ability to censor the Internet and track what individuals are viewing. The Google move is part of a global expansion of privacy technology to counter surveillance by government intelligence agencies, police and hackers and is seen as a direct consequence of whistleblower, Edward Snowden's release last year of US National Security Agency (NSA) documents exposing the extent of government surveillance of the Internet.

Among the many fears Snowden's leaked revelations have raised is the claim that the NSA and other leading western intelligence agencies are involved in programs to deliberately weaken the Net's security standards to make it easier for them to break in.

Bruce Schneier is a leading US cryptology expert and Chief Technology Officer at CO3 Systems.

The Daily's Kim Williams spoke to him earlier about Google's latest moves to combat alleged privacy intrusions into the Net.

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Audio: Josh Corman Talks to Bruce about His Upcoming Keynote at SOURCE

  • SOURCE Security Conference
  • March 13, 2014

Josh Corman talks to Bruce about his keynote at the 2014 SOURCE Security Conference.

Watch the Video at SourceConference.com

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Audio: Delving into the Security of an Internet of Things

  • Science Friday
  • March 7, 2014

If your car, your thermostat, and your refrigerator are all online and communicating with the world, is enough attention being given to who might be listening—or talking—to your networked things? And what happens if there’s a security flaw in the networking component of, say, your toaster? Security expert Bruce Schneier says that the world is at a crisis point regarding embedded network security, and that an Internet of Things could mean ubiquitous surveillance.

Listen to the Audio on ScienceFriday.com

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Audio: NSA is Wasteful and Dangerous

During a podcast on Occupy Radio, the host and a renowned security expert Bruce Schneier get to discuss the NSA practices in terms of treating citizen privacy and other related issues.

  • Privacy PC
  • October 8, 2013

Listen to the Audio on Archive.org

- Bruce Schneier is an internationally recognized expert on cryptography and data security. He was dubbed a 'Security Guru' by the Economist magazine. His most recent book is 'Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive'. Bruce's newsletter, Cryptogram, and his blog Schneier on Security are read by over a quarter of a million people.

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Audio: Mobile Security with Bruce Schneier

  • Pocket Sized Podcast
  • October 7, 2013

Scott and Peter speak with special guest cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier about Touch ID, biometrics, and general mobile phone security and privacy issues. Bruce is an outstanding speaker on these topics – you don’t want to miss this.

Listen to the Audio on PocketSizedPodcast.com

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Audio: Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

  • Blog Talk Radio
  • October 4, 2013

Security and crytography expert Bruce Schneier, author of Secrets and Lies and most recently, Liars and Outliers, discusses the recent NSA revelations.

Listen to the Audio on BlogTalkRadio.com

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Audio: Removing Yourself from the Public-Private Surveillance Web

  • This Is Hell (WNUR 89.3FM Chicago)
  • September 14, 2013

You signed up for government surveillance when you signed up for your email address. Not knowingly perhaps, (although who actually reads the user agreement?) but NSA spying is only possible with the help of the same private companies you trust with your data in the first place. The individual/government/corporate relationship has never been so exposed and so (hopefully) up for debate. Security technologist Bruce Schneier should be one of the voices you listen to in that debate.

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on the NSA, Cryptography and Trust

  • Threatpost
  • September 11, 2013

Dennis Fisher talks with cryptographer Bruce Schneier about the revelations of the NSA’s capabilities to subvert and weaken cryptographic algorithms, security products and standards, and what it will take to help defeat these capabilities.

Listen to the Audio on Threatpost.com

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Audio: Episode 253 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show

  • The Matthew Filpowicz Show
  • September 10, 2013

On today's show, we have encryption specialist and author Bruce Schneier here to discuss the latest NSA revelations including the NSA working with tech companies to insert weaknesses into their code.

Listen to the Audio on MatthewF.net

Transcript

Privacy PC published the following transcript of the interview.

- All right, joining me now here on the Matthew Filipowicz show is Bruce Schneier. Bruce is a security technologist and encryption specialist. He's written for the Guardian, the Economist, Wired and more.

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Audio: Industria del espionaje coludida en todos niveles: Bruce Schneier

  • Imagen Radio
  • September 9, 2013

En entrevista para Grupo Imagen Multimedia con Rodrigo Pacheco, Bruce Schneier, criptógrafo y experto en seguridad, dijo desconocer cuál es la implicación de las empresas en el escándalo de espionaje en Estados Unidos.

Lo cierto, indicó, “es que la industria está coludida a todos los niveles y entonces podríamos ver que ésta pelea porque hay mucha indignación en torno al tema”.

Acerca de los perjuicios que esta situación pudiera generar en los negocios que hacen esas empresas con otros países, manifestó que además de ellos las personas pudieran verse perjudicados, pero además indicó que no hay manera de protegerse por lo que habrá que confiar en los sistemas de protección de información porque “no hay ningún tipo de confianza”.

Agregó que los chinos tienen buenos hackers, pero Estados Unidos y Gran Bretaña tienen un sitio privilegiado porque buena parte del tráfico pasa por esos lugares.

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on NSA Surveillance

  • Inside Charlottesville
  • August 30, 2013

In America today, we find ourselves increasingly living in a new kind of country: where constant surveillance and paramilitary policing are normalized. Bruce Schneier is among the most insightful and important voices speaking out against unchecked government surveillance and the alarming lack of transparency among our democratic institutions.

Listen to the Audio on InsideCVille.com

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on Surveillance and Security

  • Radio Berkman
  • July 24, 2013

Revelations of the NSA’s data surveillance efforts have raised serious questions about the ethics and necessity of violating privacy that have been bubbling under the surface for some time. Efforts to monitor communication are nothing new, but electronically mediated communication has increased the amount of information being shared, and the possibilities for eavesdropping are endless. But there's a trade off. People tolerate incursions into privacy for greater security or even convenience: health care, transportation, public safety, or any number of web utilities we use on a daily basis.

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Audio: Schneier on Power, the Internet, and Security

  • Library of Economics and Liberty
  • June 10, 2013

Bruce Schneier, author and security guru, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about power and the internet. Schneier argues that the internet enhances the power of the powerless but it also enhances the power of the powerful. He argues that we should be worried about both corporate and government uses of the internet to enhance their power. Recorded before news of the PRISM system and the use of Verizon's customer information by the NSA (National Security Agency), Schneier presciently worries about government surveillance that we are not aware of and explains how governments--democratic and totalitarian--can use the internet to oppress their citizens.

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on Technology and Power

  • The Command Line
  • June 3, 2013

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

The feature this week is an interview with Bruce Schneier. The catalyst for this conversation is a post on his blog that frames out some of the themes he has been considering for his next book. Among other things, we refer to Rebecca Mackinnon’s book and Kevin Kelly’s most recent book in the course of the conversation.

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Audio: M-Unition Podcast Series: Bruce Schneier Discusses the Advanced Persistent Threat, Cyberwar and Feudalism

  • M-Unition
  • May 13, 2013

With news outlets flooded with talk of advanced targeted threats and Mandiant's recently released APT1 report, we wanted to know what industry experts thought of the security industry today.

We sat down and spoke with Bruce Schneier about his thoughts on where the security industry is going and to get insight into his new book he is working on. "Cyberwar is based on fear and rhetoric", according to Schneier, "and it is damaging for us to push war rhetoric because it makes us feel helpless." He goes on to say that if we feel a sense of helplessness we naturally can't do anything to protect our systems. It requires a shift in how we view the situation.

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Audio: IT, Security and Power

Bruce Schneier & Jonathan Zittrain in Conversation

  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • April 4, 2013

From Bruce Schneier:

What I've Been Thinking About

I have been thinking about the Internet and power: how the Internet affects power, and how power affects the Internet. Increasingly, those in power are using information technology to increase their power. This has many facets, including the following:

1. Ubiquitous surveillance for both government and corporate purposes -- aided by cloud computing, social networking, and Internet-enabled everything -- resulting in a world without any real privacy.

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Audio: Live from RSA—Richard Bejtlich Interviews Bruce Schneier

  • M-Unition Podcast Series
  • March 5, 2013

As part of an ongoing series from RSA USA 2013, Richard Bejtlich sits down with industry luminary, Bruce Schneier to discuss his latest book, Liars and Outliers and Mandiant's new APT1 report.

During the podcast, Schneier looks back at his "monitor first" advice from 2001 and discusses its impact today, "We are learning from the recent attacks in the news," said Schneier. "The lesson hasn't changed." On the cusp of an early cyber arms race, Schneier digs into the Mandiant report and shares his concerns on the future of cybersecurity.

Listen to the Audio on Mandiant.com

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Audio: Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

  • Blog Talk Radio
  • February 22, 2013

Bruce Schneier returns to talk about his new book, Liars and Outliers.  He and host Jay Ackroyd discuss the nature of trust and its relationship to a well functioning and stable society.

Listen to the Audio on BlogTalkRadio.com

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Audio: Bruce Schneier Answers Your Questions

  • DEF CON
  • July 28, 2012

Bruce Schneier takes audience questions at the DEF CON 20 hacker convention in Las Vegas.

Watch the Video or Listen to the Audio on DEFCON.org

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Audio: Liars and Outliers

  • Skeptically Speaking
  • June 3, 2012

This week, we’re talking about trust and cooperation, and the implications these social values have for security in the era of global networking. We’re joined by security technologist and author Bruce Schneier, to talk about his book Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive. And anthropologist/blogger Greg Laden returns to discuss speculation about cognitive limits on the use of social networks.

For more on the debate between Bruce Schneier and Sam Harris over the effectiveness of profiling in airport security, check out Harris’s essay, Schneier’s response, and the resulting debate.

Listen to the Audio on ScienceForThePeople.ca

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Audio: An Interview with Bruce Schneier

  • Cigital Silver Bullet
  • May 30, 2012

On the 74th episode of The Silver Bullet Security Podcast, Gary talks for a second time with Bruce Schneier. They revisit Bruce’s prediction in episode 9 that insight into economics and security would help vendors sell their products more efficiently. In addition, they discuss Bruce’s new book Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive, how far behind the government is in terms of security, cloud computing, and Uncle Milton’s ant farm.

Listen to the Audio on Cigital.com

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Audio: Layers of Security

  • Radio New Zealand
  • May 21, 2012

How secure do you feel - on a personal level or even at a national level? Revealing the cracks in the systems is American cryptographer and security guru Bruce Schneier.

Listen to the Audio on RadioNZ.co.nz

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Audio: Liars and Outliers

  • Wisconsin Public Radio
  • April 9, 2012

Society runs on trust. We have no choice but to trust that the random people, institutions, and systems we interact with will cooperate and be trustworthy. Join Ben Merens and his guest Bruce Schneier as they discuss how security can protect us from defectors; and what enables us to trust strangers at the local, national, and global scale.

Listen to the Audio on WPR.org

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Audio: Dresser After Dark with Michael Dresser

  • Dresser After Dark
  • March 30, 2012

Bruce Schneier discussed issues of trust on Dresser After Dark with host Michael Dresser.

Listen to the Audio on BlogTalkRadio.com

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on the Importance of Trust in Society

  • Surprisingly Free
  • March 27, 2012

Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security expert and author, discusses his new book entitled, “Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs To Thrive.” Schneier starts the discussion by looking at society and trust and explains why he thinks the two are necessary for civilization. According to Schneier, two concepts contribute to a trustful society: first, humans are mostly moral; second, informal reputation systems incentivize trustworthy behavior. The discussion turns to technology and trust, and Schneier talks about how the information society yields greater consequences when trust is breached. He then describes how society deals with technology and trust and why he thinks the system is not perfect but working well overall.

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on Liars and Outliers

  • Threatpost
  • February 27, 2012

Dennis Fisher talks with cryptographer and author Bruce Schneier about his new book, Liars and Outliers, the role of trust in society and security, the ways in which technology helps promote trust and how various groups and actors defect the norm and take advantage of that trust.

Listen to the Audio on Threatpost.com

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Audio: Bright Ideas with Bruce Schneier

  • MPR News
  • February 27, 2012

Stephen Smith spoke with security expert Bruce Schneier about the importance of security in maintaining a flourishing society.

Lisen to the Audio on MPRNews.org

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Audio: Interview: New Threats to the Internet Infrastructure

  • RSA Conference 2012
  • February 24, 2012

Jean Friedman interviewed Bruce Schneier about his talk at RSA 2012.

Listen to the Audio on EdgeBoss.net

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Audio: Guarding Without Guardians

Bruce Schneier is concerned that without trust, society itself may be impossible

  • IEEE Spectrum
  • February 9, 2012

Socrates famously asked if a person could lead a just life in an unjust society. A new book, Liars & Outliers, by Bruce Schneier doesn’t in so many words raise the question, Can a person lead a secure life in an insecure society? but it does answer it. There’s only so much we can do without there being a framework of trust: There have to be moral codes; peer pressures are needed; institutions have to have their own codes of conduct, and so on.

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Audio: Ten Years Later, Are We Safer?

  • KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
  • August 19, 2011

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks nears, many are asking if we're safer now than we were before the attacks. Has heightened security and extra screening at the airport -- including removing your shoes and belt -- made you feel safer?

Host: Mark Trautwein

Guests:

  • Barry Glassner, president of Lewis and Clark College and author of "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things"
  • Bruce Schneier, security technologist and author of "Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World"
  • Steve Weber, professor of political science at UC Berkeley and author of "The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas"

Listen to the Audio on KQED.org

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Audio: Scott Horton Interviews Bruce Schneier

  • Antiwar Radio
  • June 26, 2010

Bruce Schneier discusses Joe Lieberman's proposal for an internet "kill switch," why shutting down the internet during a crisis would cause more harm than good, and how controversial websites like WikiLeaks use data redundancy spread out in different countries to prevent being shut down.

Listen to the Audio on AntiWar.com

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Audio: Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

  • Blog Talk Radio
  • March 25, 2010

Bruce Schneier and James Fallows of The Atlantic appeared on Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd.

Listen to the Audio on BlogTalkRadio.com

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Audio: RB2: Q&A with Bruce Schneier

  • Risky.biz
  • November 13, 2009

In this podcast you'll hear a Q&A with Bruce Schneier of BT Counterpane, as moderated by Risky Business host Patrick Gray at the recent GovCERT Symposium in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Topics covered include cloud computing, privacy, software manufacturer liability for defects, two factor authentication and more!

Listen to the Audio on Risky.biz

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Audio: Q & A with Bruce Schneier

  • DEFCON 17
  • July 31, 2009

Bruce Schneier answered audience questions at the DEFCON hacking conference.

Watch the Video or Listen to the Audio on DEFCON.org

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Audio: Cryptography, Security Theater, and the Psychology of Fear

  • Digital Underground
  • May 11, 2009

Dennis Fisher talks with security expert Bruce Schneier about the usefulness of cryptography, the psychology of security and fear and the war on the unexpected after 9/11.

Listen to the audio on Threatpost.com

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Audio: Insider Threats

  • Federal News Radio
  • March 26, 2009

The government spends billions to prevent criminals worldwide from breaking into its computer systems, but what about the inside threat - the danger from people you trust?

Listen to the Audio on FederalNewsRadio.com

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Audio: Schneier on Security

  • Paul Harris, WLS/Chicago
  • February 1, 2009

Bruce Schneier joined Paul Harris to talk about whether we are in fact safer with current airport procedures than those before 9/11 and whether government and private industry are doing enough to harden security at possible terrorist targets like nuclear and chemical plants. They also talked about technology's role in global security (e.g. whether Google Earth deserved the criticism after investigators found that the terrorists who shot up Mumbai in November had used the imaging information to plan their attack), and about the restrictions on taking liquids onto commercial flights -- the 3.5-ounce rule -- and whether there is any proof that a terrorist could construct a bomb from two liquids they mixed in an airplane lavatory.

Listen to the Audio on PaulHarrisOnline.BlogSpot.com

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Audio: Scott Horton Interviews Bruce Schneier

  • Antiwar Radio
  • April 11, 2008

Bruce Schneier, cryptographer, computer security specialist, writer, and author, discusses the Justice Department’s bogus prosecutions of barely-terrorists in the JFK, Ft. Dix, Lackawanna, Miami and other cases, the increasing danger to Americans’ liberties due to the large numbers of new Joint Terrorism Task Forces across the country and their temptation to entrap the innocent, the rise of the domestic security industrial complex, the economics of airline security, information as the answer to the problem of consolidated power, the government’s data mining programs and the death of the Real ID.

Listen to the Audio on Antiwar.com

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Audio: Session Preview with Bruce Schneier: Reconceptualizing Security

  • RSA Conference 2008
  • April 7, 2008

Bruce Schneier, CTO, BT Counterpane, is an internationally renowned security technologist and author, and a frequent speaker at RSA Conference. His session at RSA Conference 2008 is called Reconceptualizing Security.

Listen to the Audio on Archive.org

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Audio: Does the Security Industry Have a Future?

  • ebizQ
  • March 20, 2008

Bruce Schneier and Peter Schoof of ebizQ discuss current vulnerabilities, what the future of the security industry will look like, security industry consolidation, encryption, and finally, the time frame for changes in the industry to come about.

Listen to the Audio on ebizQ.net

Transcript

First, what threats do you see that companies need to be most concerned with at this point?

The biggest threat right now is crime. About five years ago, criminals discovered the internet in a big way and whether it's identity theft which is fraud or denial of service extortion or other attempts to make money, crime is the primary threat on the net and when we're worried about internet threats, we're worried about crime.

I've read some of your general comments about, essentially, in a perfect world, the security industry would be unneeded.

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Audio: The Halfway House Between Science and Secrets

  • Science Progress
  • March 19, 2008

A recent National Research Council report recognizes that the 9/11 attacks provoked counter-productive security measures that stifle access to fruitful scientific research. Security expert Bruce Schneier talks with Science Progress about the science that makes us smarter and the security that makes us safer.

Listen to the Audio on ScienceProgress.org

Transcript

Earlier this month the National Research Council released a Congressionally-mandated report, 'Science and Security in a Post 9/11 World,' which recognizes that the 9/11 attacks provoked a misallocation of United States security resources and led to counter-productive security measures. The NRC warns that the widespread practice of labeling scientific research as 'sensitive but unclassified' has had grave consequences for our security and our economy.

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Audio: Interview with Bruce Schneier

  • EDUCAUSE 2007
  • November 1, 2007

In a 14 minute interview, BT Counterpane's Bruce Schneier shares some insightful words about privacy along with interesting commentary about ethics, cybersecurity and blogging.

Listen to the audio on EDUCAUSE.edu

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Audio: Q&A with Bruce Schneier

  • DEF CON 15
  • August 3, 2007

Bruce Schneier answered questions from the audience at DEF CON 15.

Watch the Video or Listen to the Audio on DEFCON.org

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Audio: Interview on Electronic Passports

  • Dave Birch
  • Digital Identity Blog
  • November 20, 2006

[Dave Birch] This week's podcast turned out to be rather timely. I happened to have a chat with noted security guru Bruce Schneier about e-passports a couple of days before the UK e-passports made the news. The topic of e-passports merits serious discussion and Bruce's perspective is very valuable.

Listen to the Audio on Archive.org

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Audio: Baron Dave and Brian interview Bruce Schneier

  • Shockwave Radio Theater
  • November 18, 2006

Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley talk with guest Bruce Schneier. Topics range from terrorism to computer security to molecular gastronomy.

Listen to the Audio on Romm.org

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Audio: I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

  • MPR News
  • June 30, 2006

You used to only be able to find surveillance cameras in banks, or 24-hour convenience stores, or communist dictatorships.

But today they're virtually everywhere—from buses in London to restaurants in New Delhi to the Bridges of Madison County in central Iowa.

Security technology expert Bruce Schneier joins reporter Nikki Tundel for a surveillance walking tour of downtown Minneapolis.

Listen to the Audio on MPRNews.org

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Audio: Surveillance Society

  • The Diane Rehm Show
  • January 31, 2006

How recent disclosures regarding domestic surveillance, the Justice Department's requests for Google search histories, and advances in data mining are challenging conventional notions of privacy.

Guests

  • Robert O'Harrow, investigative reporter, Washington Post and author of "No Place To Hide"
  • Joe Whitley, attorney, Alston and Bird, and former general counsel, Department of Homeland Security
  • Bruce Schneier, Chief Security Technology Officer, Counterpane Internet Security

Listen to the Audio on TheDianeRehmShow.org

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Audio: Internet Security

  • The New York Times
  • January 12, 2005

John Markoff, a reporter for the New York Times, talks with Bruce Schneier.

Listen to the Audio on NYTimes.com

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Audio: Beyond Fear: Behind the Mic

  • IT Conversations
  • April 16, 2004

Host Doug Kaye says, "This is the one interview I hope everyone will hear."

In his latest book, Beyond Fear, security guru Bruce Schneier goes beyond cryptography and network security to challenge our post-9/11 national security practices. Here are some teasers:

  • "We're seeing so much nonsense after 9/11, and so many people are saying things about security, about terrorism that just makes no sense."
  • "Homeland security measures are an enormous waste of money."
  • "If the goal of security is to protect against yesterday's attacks, we're really good at it."
  • "The system didn't fail in the way the designers expected."
  • "Attackers exploit the rarity of failures."
  • "More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk."
  • "Did you ever wonder why tweezers were confiscated at security checkpoints, but matches and cigarette lighters--actual combustible materials--were not?...If the tweezers lobby had more power, I'm sure they would have been allowed on board as well."
  • "When the U.S. Government says that security against terrorism is worth curtailing individual civil liberties, it's because the cost of that decision is not borne by those making it."
  • "...people make bad security trade-offs when they're scared."

Read or listen to this terrific interview in which Bruce also says what he thinks of the 9/11 hearings and answers questions from listeners regarding spam and biometrics. This is one of our best.

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Audio: Beyond Fear

  • The Kojo Nnamdi Show
  • September 11, 2003

Two years after 9/11, are we safer? Security expert Bruce Schneier brings his common sense approach to the idea of national security and explains why arming pilots and issuing national I.D.s only makes us less secure.

Listen to the Audio on TheKojoNnamdiShow.org

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Audio: Bruce Schneier Answers Questions

  • DEF CON 9
  • July 13, 2001

Bruce Schneier answered audience questions at the DEF CON hacking conference.

Watch the Video or Listen to the Audio on DEFCON.org

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