Talks: 2008 Archives
Are we entering an era where individuals gain new control over their public personas, and powerful means to leverage reputations? Or will we be forced to abandon any hope of protecting our privacy and trusting what we encounter online? When is more information the solution… and when is it the problem?
At Supernova 2008, Wharton Professor Andrea Matwyshyn led a discussion featuring Bruce Schneier (BT Counterpane), Fran Maier (TrustE), and Gerard Lewis (Comcast).
Security is both a feeling and a reality. You can feel secure without actually being secure, and you can be secure even though you don't feel secure. In the industry, we tend to discount the feeling in favor of the reality, but the difference between the two is important. It explains why we have so much security theater that doesn't work, and why so many smart security solutions go unimplemented.
On Jan. 26, 2008, at the Technology in Wartime conference at Stanford University Law School, Bruce Schneier delivered the keynote on "Dual-Use Technologies" and received the 2008 Norbert Wiener Award from Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).
Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.
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