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InfoSec 2016: Two Worlds Are Colliding, and I Don’t Have the Answer, Says Bruce Schneier

Schneier also sees more government meddling in IoT security as ‘inevitable’

  • Ben Sullivan
  • TechWeek Europe
  • June 9, 2016

Two drastically different paradigms are colliding together when it comes to the Internet of Things, and it doesn’t bode well for our security, claims security specialist Bruce Schneier.

Schneier explained how IoT-connected devices such as medical devices, which are almost impossible to keep up to date with the latest security defenses, will go at odds against attackers who are continually improving their attack methods, with “catastrophic” consequences.

“As we move to the Internet of Things, where things are less patchable and less high-end, we’re going to have problems,” said Schneier, addressing a keynote audience at …

RSA 2014: Bruce Schneier—Privacy Has Not Been Lost To The NSA

Don't feel futile, the Internet can be saved, according to cryptography luminary

  • Tom Brewster
  • TechWeek Europe
  • February 25, 2014

There are ways for people to win back their privacy from global intelligence agencies, largely by making bulk collection of data economically unviable, encryption luminary Bruce Schneier told delegates at the RSA 2014 conference today.

This would be doable by placing secure encryption in places where it currently does not reside, from vulnerable mobile applications to people’s hard drives.

“Encryption frustrates the NSA at scale,” he said. “Our goal should be to leverage economics, physics and maths to make the Internet secure, to make surveillance more expensive…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.