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Bruce Schneier testified before two U.S. House of Representatives subcommittes at a joint hearing on "Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks." Other witnesses were Dale Drew of Level 3 Communications and Kevin Fu of Virta Labs and the University of Michigan.
Information technology permeates all aspects of our lives. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the IoT, persistent computing and autonomy are resulting in a World-Sized Web with great benefits but is vulnerable to a host of new threats. This talk looks at attempts to secure these systems and at technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives and social norms we need to secure them in the future.
We've created a world where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, persistent computing, and autonomy are resulting in something different. This World-Sized Web promises great benefits, but is also vulnerable to a host of new threats. Threats from users, criminals, corporations, and governments.
You are under surveillance right now.
Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends.
The Boston Global Forum held a 60-minute dialogue with Bruce Schneier on Sony and the future of cyber conflict.
Bruce Schneier appeared on a panel with Jessica Stern (co-author of Isis) and Gabriella Blum (co-author of The Future of Violence).
Bruce Schneier gave the closing keynote at The Second Annual Cato Surveillance Conference.
Bruce Schneier participated in a panel at Free and Safe in Cyberspace 2015, with Bart Preneel, Richard Stallman, Andreas Wild, Jovan Golic, Bjoern Rupp, Michael Sieber, Melle Van den Berg, Pierre Chastanet, and moderator Rufo Guerreschi.
Is it feasible to provide ordinary citizens access to affordable and user-friendly end-2-end IT services with constitutionally-meaningful levels of user-trustworthiness, as a supplement to their every-day computing devices? If so, how? What scale of investments are needed?
Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.
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