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Q&A: Cybersecurity Guru Bruce Schneier Joins a Startup

  • Byron Acohido
  • USA Today
  • January 7, 2014

Cyptographer, essayist, book author, free thinker, privacy advocate and cybersecurity thought leader Bruce Schneier announced a few days ago that he’s joining Co3 Systems as its new CTO. The Cambridge, Mass.-based start up helps companies comply deal with data privacy and data loss disclosure regulations. Schneier shared what’s top of his mind with CyberTruth.

CT: You started in encryption, and had a great run as a globe trotting cybersecurity guru. What got you interested in doing hands-on vendor work again?

Schneier: Who says I can’t do it all? After seven years at British Telcom, I was itching to join a start-up again. I have been involved with Co3 Systems for about a year, first as an informal advisor and then on their Technical Advisory Board. All of what I do and write about it predicated on real-world problems and solutions, and it will be good to get up close to actual corporate security customers again. But I have no plans on stopping any of my other writing or speaking projects…

How to Avoid Pickpockets, and Other Horror Stories

  • USA Today
  • December 26, 2003

Excerpt

Think sensibly, and act with confidence

Security expert Bruce Schneier takes a much-ado-about-nothing view of terrorist fears. The odds of such an attack are close to zero, so better to worry about things that have at least some likelihood of occurring, he maintains.

“We as a society always fear the rare and spectacular more than the pedestrian,” says the cyber-security whiz and author of Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World (Copernicus Books, $25).

Though not geared specifically to travelers, his new book espouses the notion that security measures involve trade-offs — both monetary and personal. The book maps out a five-step plan to help individuals assess whether those trade-offs are worth it. …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.