News in the Category “Awards and Recognition”

Cyber Security Blogs You Need to See

  • Alan
  • Focus Training
  • February 24, 2017


We couldn’t put together a list of cyber security blogs and not include Schneier on Security. The author, Bruce Schneier, is an internationally renowned security technologist, and his blog reaches over 250,000 people.

His research, analysis, and comment on all things security make the site worth regular visits for anyone looking to learn and stay on top of the latest goings on within the industry.

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Bruce Schneier Receives the Business Leader in Cybersecurity Award from Boston Global Forum

  • Boston Global Forum
  • December 13, 2015

Bruce Schneier was honored as the Business Leader in Cybersecurity by the Boston Global Forum, for dedicating his career to the betterment of technology security and privacy.

Mr. Schneier attended and sent his acceptance speech remotely via online conference.

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20 Top Security Influencers

  • Jessica Vartabedian
  • eSecurity Planet
  • June 11, 2015


With so much going on in the enterprise security space, it can be hard to keep up with the flow of information and to know where to turn for actionable advice. This list of security experts, selected by eSecurityPlanet, is a good place to start.

All are active bloggers and even more active as Twitter users. These thought leaders have a variety of backgrounds, numerous years of experience and unique viewpoints.

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EPIC Lifetime Achievement Award

  • EPIC
  • June 1, 2015

Bruce Schneier received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom Event.

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Top 10 Information Security Bloggers in 2014

  • Dejan Kosutic
  • The ISO 27001 & ISO 22301 Blog
  • December 17, 2014


Schneier on Security by Bruce Schneier

One of those security blogs you cannot afford to avoid, it focuses on a wide range of subjects, and one of the most common topics in 2014 was the NSA and Edward Snowden affair. I like this blog because Bruce doesn't publish only his articles: he also comments on various other security news and publications, so you can use it as a kind of a portal to a wider picture of the security world.

One of his most popular posts was on the Heartbleed bug—almost 300 comments there.

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Reboot 25: Industry Pioneers

  • Danielle Walker
  • SC Magazine
  • December 8, 2014


According to Bruce Schneier, his career in IT security has been an endeavor he naturally "flowed into." Schneier, a prominent cryptologist who developed numerous encryption algorithms, including Blowfish and Twofish, has continued to contribute to the industry through his musings and insight on his esteemed blog "Schneier on Security," and newsletter "Crypto-Gram," which have garnered a major following in the community. Having gotten his start in cryptography, Schneier says he eventually moved into computer security, network security and security technology as a focus. In his attempt to "understand context" as it pertains to the threat landscape, Schneier also turned to examining the economics, psychology and sociology of security and now he primarily studies and shares his views on the political science of security, he tells SC Magazine. Schneier is currently working on a book called Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World (due late February), and at Co3 Systems, he focuses on building coordination software for incident response, "a long-neglected aspect of IT security," as he puts it.

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Berkman Center Announces 2013-2014 Community

  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • July 8, 2013


The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will join the community in the 2013-2014 academic year, continuing a tradition of providing a home for some of the most incisive minds in law, technology, and social science, alongside path-breaking entrepreneurs and activists.

"Our incoming community is brimming with vision, talent, and a commitment to understand and drive change across the world, both online and off," Urs Gasser, Berkman's Executive Director, said.  "With curiosity, rigor, and friendship, this network will explore and transform our collective knowledge, use, and governance of the Internet and digital technologies.  We are privileged to bring these incredible people together at Berkman in the coming year."

The diverse class of fellows will work primarily in Cambridge, MA alongside Berkman Directors and staff, and will serve as key instigators within the vibrant research community.

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IFSEC 40: The Most Influential People in Security & Fire

  • Robert Ratcliff
  • IFSEC Global
  • January 2013

9. Bruce Schneier, BT Managed Security Solutions

"Bruce Schneier instantly knows the amount of Jelly Beans in a jar" — this is one of many "facts" about the security technologist and author from the website, an Internet meme dedicated to him.

And there's a reason his fans attach his face to the body of Chuck Norris: He is killing it in the world of online security.

He founded the company that became BT Managed Security Solutions of which he remains chief security technology officer.

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Honorary Degree

  • University of Westminster
  • December, 2011

Bruce Schneier received an honorary Doctor of Science degree (ScD) from the University of Westminster in London.

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Most Powerful Voices in Security: Who are the Top 25?

  • Jim Kaskade
  • September 8, 2011


In compiling our ranking of the Most Powerful Voices ("MPV") in security, we took advantage of concepts similar to Google PageRank for people, working with researchers and thought leaders such as Mark Fidelman (see "The Most Powerful Voices in Open Source").

The metrics needed to measure both broadcast power and profundity were identified through a number of studies performed across several industry categories. Although there have been many advancements in the area of social marketing, the work presented here still requires techniques not yet offered by any single social graph tool available today.

The MPV formula is based on "reach" by examining the number of followers and buzz an individual has on sites like Google and Twitter.

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CSO Compass Award: Bruce Schneier

  • Bill Brandel
  • CSO Security and Risk
  • May 11, 2010

As an author of books on security, the influential Crypto-Gram newsletter and the blog Schneier on Security (, as well as a frequent guest on TV and radio, Bruce Schneier has become something of a celebrity in the world of security: He may be the only CSO whose likeness is used to sell T-shirts. Still, the most rewarding aspect of his career, as he conveyed in this interview conducted by e-mail, is that he believes he is having an impact on people's thinking about security.

CSO: What are three fail-proof principles of security leadership?
Bruce Schneier: One, tell the truth as you see it. Two, don't be afraid to change your mind.

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Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry

  • Erin J. Wolford
  • Security Magazine
  • December 1, 2008


#19: Bruce Schneier, Influential Security Technologist

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, referred to by The Economist as a "security guru." He is the author of eight books – including the best sellers Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World; Secrets and Lies; and Applied Cryptography – as well as hundreds of articles and essays in national and international publications, and many more academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram, and his blog Schneier on Security, are read by over 250,000 people. "I consider myself a synthesist and a communicator. My biggest accomplishments involve understanding complex ideas and explaining them simply, as well as finding connections and patterns and commonalities among diverse ideas.

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Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame

  • April 22, 2008

Bruce Schneier was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame at Infosecurity Europe 2008.

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CPSR's 2008 Norbert Wiener Award given to Bruce Schneier

  • CPSR Press Release
  • January 24, 2008

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility honors Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist and author, with its 2008 Norbert Wiener Award.

CPSR's Vice President, Fyodor Vaskovich, notes that "Bruce has long been a passionate advocate for privacy, security, and civil liberties. He is distinguished by technical accomplishments such as designing the Blowfish and Twofish algorithms, bringing cryptography to a wider audience with his book Applied Cryptography, and founding security vendor BT Counterpane. But CPSR particularly applauds Bruce for his higher level social and political accomplishments.

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Yochai Benkler, Cory Doctorow, and Bruce Schneier Win EFF Pioneer Awards

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • March 27, 2007

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2007 Pioneer Awards: Professor Yochai Benkler of Yale Law School, writer and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow, and security technologist Bruce Schneier. Mark Cuban -- HDNet Chairman and NBA Dallas Mavericks owner -- and EFF's Fred von Lohmann will debate copyright, YouTube and the future of Web 2.0 at the award ceremony.

The 16th annual Pioneer Awards will be held at 7:30pm, March 27th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego in conjunction with the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.

Professor Yochai Benkler of Yale Law School researches the effects of laws on information, knowledge, and culture in the digital world.

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2006 Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award

  • Jonathan Erickson
  • Dr. Dobb's Journal
  • April 2006

The Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award is an annual award that acknowledges individuals who, in the spirit of innovation and cooperation, have made significant contributions to the advancement of software development. Past recipients include leaders and thinkers in the development community such as Linus Torvalds, James Gosling, Erich Gamma, Guido van Rossum, Jon Bentley, Anders Hejlsberg, P.J. Plauger, and Guy Steele Jr., among others.

This year's recipient -- Bruce Schneier -- is unique in that he has long been a member of the Dr. Dobb's family, so to speak.

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The Top 5 Influential IT Security Thinkers

  • SC Magazine
  • December 15, 2005


The seemingly constant industry buzz surrounding Schneier is well-deserved. With a trail of bestselling books in his wake and two encryption algorithms, Blowfish and Twofish, to his credit, Schneier is well-placed to discuss/argue various IT security-related issues in his free monthly newsletter Crypto-Gram. Most recently, he questioned reported comments made by Howard Schmidt that noted Schmidt's support for holding programmers personally accountable for insecure code. These published accounts, which sometimes seem to allude to personal liability, are inaccurate, Schmidt says. He notes that his comments were made "in the context of how [programmers'] ability to write secure code should be a part of performance reviews." Schneier says, however, "It is the software manufacturers that should be held liable" for insecure code.

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CTO 25 Award

  • InfoWorld
  • April 11, 2005

As CTO and founder of Counterpane Internet Security, Bruce Schneier invented outsourced security-monitoring services. Following methodology similar to that used by the Centers for Disease Control, Counterpane has created a worldwide early-warning system that responds quickly to attacks on corporate infrastructures. But that’s only one of Schneier’s full-time jobs. Inventor of the Blowfish encryption algorithm and author of eight books on cryptography and security, Schneier consults with organizations as diverse as the Department of Homeland Security and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Software Development Magazine Product Excellence Awards

  • Software Development Magazine
  • 2000

Bruce Schneier's book Secrets and Lies won a Productivity Award in the 13th Annual Software Development Magazine Product Excellence Awards.

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Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.

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