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The Security Evangelist

Minnesota-based author Bruce Schneier challenges the conventional wisdom about what makes people, corporations and nations safer in the post-9/11 world.

  • Leslie Brooks Suzukamo
  • Pioneer Press
  • November 19, 2006

Want to keep your kids safe? Teach them to talk to strangers, says Bruce Schneier, a Minneapolis author who happens to be one of the world’s leading security experts.

The Brooklyn transplant made his reputation as a cryptographer—his work has been mentioned in “The Da Vinci Code” and on the TV show “24”—and as co-founder of the network security company Counterpane, which was recently acquired by BT, the former British Telecom.

A geek’s geek who gets treated like a rock star at hacker conventions and mainstream security conferences alike, he continues as chief technology officer of BT Counterpane, a Silicon Valley-based company that manages the security of hundreds of corporations worldwide. But he’s spent much of the past few years trying to change the way most of us think about security…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.