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Bruce Schneier Writes Down Passwords. So Can You

  • Ben Rooney
  • Tech Europe
  • November 6, 2010

After the conference is over I get some time to talk to security guru Bruce Schneier.

His talk on security was not, what you might imagine, about HTTPS and secure sockets, but rather a much more philosophical talk on the psychology of security. The point Mr. Schneier was making was that there is a difference between actually being secure, and the feeling of secure.

You can be secure when you don’t feel as if you are. And conversely there are times when you think you are secure, but actually you are not—for example the most dangerous part of any holiday journey is the drive to the airport, not the flight in the plane…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.