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One Man's Crusade to End the Hysteria over Cyberwar

  • Christopher Mims
  • Quartz
  • November 14, 2012

Bruce Schneier, a legend among hackers and security experts, is having trouble convincing the world that the threat of cyberwar is overstated. In 2010, the year after the US launched a Cyber Command division of its military, he lost a public debate on the subject. And in October, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that the US should gird itself for a cyber Pearl Harbor . Yet Schneier is undeterred. Through countless essays, speeches and debates, he has tirelessly argued that what we should really be paying attention to is how we establish trust online…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.