Talks: 2014 Archives

Video: Security Keynote from QCon NY

  • InfoQ
  • December 12, 2014

Bruce Schneier gave a keynote on security, hacking and the role of governments.

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Audio: The Internet, Privacy & Power

  • Alternative Radio
  • December 4, 2014

Edward Snowden’s remarkable revelations leave no doubt. Big Brother is here. The National Security Agency’s PRISM program is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance and data mining system. In plain English: it enables state spying on citizens.

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Video: Surveillance: The Hidden Ways You’re Tracked

  • BBC
  • October 28, 2014

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Do you have secrets? Security expert Bruce Schneier has little patience for those who say they don't.

When asked about government and corporate surveillance, there are some who shrug their shoulders and say they have nothing to fear because they have nothing to hide. Schneier's response?

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Video: The Future of Incident Response

  • Cyber Security Expo
  • October 18, 2014

Protection and detection can only take you so far, and breaches are inevitable. As a result, response incident response has stepped into the spotlight. This session will examine the economic and psychological forces within the computer security field and describe the future of incident response (IR) and thus, the industry. It will discuss how response technology, unlike detective and preventative controls, must augment people rather than replace them.

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Video: Is It Possible To Be Safe Online?

  • Front Line Defenders Lecture
  • October 6, 2014

2nd Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture, Dublin, Ireland
Co-sponsored by University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin

Part 1: NSA & Background

What we've learned from the Snowden documents is that the NSA has turned the Internet into a giant surveillance platform.

Part 2: Society & Technology Today

Data is a byproduct of our information society socialization; a lot of the conversations we have - with friends, with college, with family members - happen in digital format.

Part 3: Metadata & Surveillance

Metadata fundamentally equals surveillance.

Part 4: Subverting the Internet

We've made it so that surveillance is much easier than security.

Part 5: Encryption

Do we build an internet that is vulnerable to all attackers or secure for all users?

Part 6: Solutions

The NSA might have a larger budget than everyone else in the world combined, but they are not made of magic.

Part 7: Secure Internet

A secure internet is in everyone's best interest.

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Video: National Security Agency and Internet Security

  • C-SPAN
  • July 7, 2014

The New America Foundation held a discussion on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance threats to cybersecurity, Internet freedom and the economy, and what could be done at both a personal and policy level to counter these threats.

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Audio: Closing Session of "Don't Spy on Us: Day of Action"

  • Stanford Center for Internet and Society
  • June 7, 2014

Bruce Schneier spoke at the closing session of "Don't Spy On Us: Day of Action."

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Video: Kritikos Lecture by Bruce Schneier—Internet, Security, and Power

  • University of Oregon—Eugene
  • May 28, 2014

Do you ever have the feeling you are being “watched?” If not, perhaps you should. According to security expert Bruce Schneier, who recently teamed up with The Guardian to review the Snowden documents, NSA surveillance through the Internet is far more robust and pervasive than most of us have ever imagined. In today’s hyper-connected society, with our ever-increasing dependence on the Internet, are we making ourselves increasingly more vulnerable? Or does our connectivity actually make us more secure?

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Video: NSA Surveillance and What to Do about It

  • Stanford Center for Internet and Society
  • April 22, 2014

Edward Snowden has given us an unprecedented window into the NSA's surveillance activities. Drawing from both the Snowden documents and revelations from previous whistleblowers, Bruce Schneier's talk described the sorts of surveillance the NSA conducts and how it conducts it. The emphasis was on the technical capabilities of the NSA, and not the politics or legality of their actions. Schneier then discussed what sorts of countermeasures are likely to frustrate any nation-state adversary with these sorts of capabilities.

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Video: Open Governance and Privacy

  • University of Minnesota
  • April 14, 2014

Bruce Schneier talks about open government, transparency, privacy, and the NSA at an event hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) at the Univeristy of Minnesota.

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Audio: Bruce Schneier on Technology and Privacy

  • Lawfare Podcast
  • April 12, 2014

Bruce Schneier of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School gave a keynote address at the National Security Agency at the Crossroads conference Bobby put together at UT-Austin last week. Schneier spoke about the challenges to maintaining privacy in the evolving digital environment, and had provocative and interesting insights about the big picture that has emerged from almost a year of NSA revelations. 

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Video: Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet

  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • April 8, 2014

The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the Internet as a source of intelligence -- and a field of contention. Yochai Benkler, Bruce Schneier, and Jonathan Zittrain of the Berkman Center are joined by John DeLong and Anne Neuberger of the National Security Agency in a conversation moderated by Berkman Faculty Director Terry Fisher on the future of an open internet in the face of challenges to privacy in an unsecure world.

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Video: NSA Surveillance and What to Do About It

  • MIT Big Data Initiative at CSAIL
  • February 10, 2014

Edward Snowden has given us an unprecedented window into the NSA's surveillance activities. Drawing from both the Snowden documents and revelations from previous whistleblowers, this talk describes the sorts of surveillance the NSA conducts and how it conducts it. The emphasis is on the technical capabilities of the NSA, and not the politics or legality of their actions. Bruce then discusses what sorts of countermeasures are likely to frustrate any nation-state adversary with these sorts of capabilities.

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Audio: NSA Surveillance: What We Know, and What to Do about It

  • RSA Conference
  • January 27, 2014

Drawing from Snowden documents and revelations from previous whistleblowers, this talk covers types of surveillance the NSA conducts and how it conducts it. Emphasis is on the technical capabilities of the NSA, not the politics or legality of their actions; includes a discussion on countermeasures likely to frustrate any nation-state adversary & raise the cost of wholesale surveillance.

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