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What’s the Best Way to Use the Cloud to Store Personal Data?

  • Matthew Kassel
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • February 23, 2020

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Cloud storage can be a worrisome proposition, particularly as our digital archives grow. Should you back up everything to the cloud, or just some things? Is there data you shouldn’t store in the cloud? And which services should you trust?

No definitive blueprint exists for proper care of your archives, but there are a number of strategies to consider as digital security becomes more of a concern. The Wall Street Journal hosted an email conversation with three experts on cloud storage and the security and privacy issues around it: Alexis Hancock, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Ray Lucchesi, president and founder of Silverton Consulting, a storage consulting-services agency; and Bruce Schneier, a security technologist who lectures on public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Edited excerpts follow…

The Hard Questions

A mature democracy needs to carefully balance individual privacy, national security and business efficiency.

  • Richard Epstein
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • March 16, 2015

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New technologies are always a mixed blessing, their potential for good carrying with it the risk of evil. The deep challenge for a democracy is to develop legal rules, social practices and institutional arrangements that, at some reasonable cost, separate good from bad behavior. The exponential improvement in computation and communication technologies over the past few decades has posed this challenge in an acute form. Both large bureaucracies and determined individuals can now collect and organize huge amounts of information—and all of it,, in one sense or another, is about all of us…

Video: Security Expert: We Saw Sony Attack Coming

  • Wall Street Journal's The News Hub
  • December 18, 2014

The security hack that happened to Sony could happen to anyone. Co3 Systems’ Bruce Schneier explains on the News Hub with Geoff Rogow.

Watch the Video or Read the Transcript on WSJ.com

Skipping to the Head of the Security Line

  • Sarah Nassauer
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • December 18, 2009

BT Group PLC Chief Security Technology Officer Bruce Schneier logs long hours trudging through airports to attend conferences and speaking engagements on a wide range of security issues. By his own count, he will take 170 flights this year.

Mr. Schneier relishes pointing out flaws in institutions’ security plans–sometimes testing the boundaries himself–and has been a critic of post-9/11 security measures like those at airports. He recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal about “airport-land” rules, skipping to the head of the security line and getting your sandwich taken by the U.S. Transport Security Administration…

Recommended Reading: Getting Smart About Information Security

  • Becky Bright
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • July 18, 2005

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Bruce Schneier, founder and chief technical officer of Counterpane Internet Security Inc., has spent much of his career educating people about digital security.

His book, “Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World,” serves as a non-technical introduction to the full, messy complexity of digital security.

Most recently, Mr. Schneier wrote, “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.” This book about security technology—computer and otherwise, is geared toward the intelligent layman: anyone from a security engineer to a concerned citizen. “Thinking about security means thinking differently,” he says, and he believes people who read the book will never look at security the same way again…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.