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Video: Securing Our Hyperconnected World

  • Columbia University
  • February 8, 2018

Bruce Schneier spoke at Columbia University as part of the School of International and Public Affairs Tech & Society Speaker Series.

Watch the Video on ISOC-NY.org

Video: Testimony on “Securing Consumers’ Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce”

  • U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee Hearing
  • November 1, 2017

Bruce Schneier testifed before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection on “Securing Consumers’ Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce.”

Watch the Video on House.gov

Read the Testimony on Schneier.com

Privacy in a Digital Age – Carnegie UK Trust Seminar on Future of Public Libraries

  • Carnegie Council
  • May 10, 2017

JOEL ROSENTHAL: I want to begin by welcoming our colleagues from the Carnegie UK Trust. This event is part of a study tour organized by the Trust inquiring into the future of public libraries, and as a subset of that question, the issue of privacy in the digital age. We began the discussion yesterday at the offices of the Carnegie Corporation and at the New York Public Library, and we’re delighted for the opportunity to expand it in a broader discussion with all of you today.

One of the advantages of being a Carnegie organization is that we benefit from the ideas, inspirations, and good works of our sister institutions. The Carnegie UK Trust is an extraordinary organization based in Dunfermline, Scotland, the birthplace of …

Video: Who Controls Your Medical Data?

  • TEDMED
  • February 23, 2017

Bruce Schneier reveals the hidden ways our health data are currently being used, and proposes a solution to make medical data both more accessible and more secure.

Watch the Video on TedMed.com

Video: Regulating the Internet of Things

  • RSA Conference 2017
  • February 14, 2017

IoT security will change our industry, because failure will affect the world in a direct physical manner. Schneier discusses how.

Watch the Video on RSAConference.com

Video: Privacy & Prosperity: How Can Governments Strike the Balance?

  • World Government Summit
  • February 13, 2017

Bruce Schneier, Fellow at Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, discussed the complex balance between privacy and security in the golden age of data surveillance in a session titled “Privacy and Prosperity How Can Governments Strike the Balance?” We live in a world where our data is collected all the time and everywhere (e-mails, social media, credit cards, etc.), what is the limit we are willing to accept? What are the consequences, and what can we do about them?

Watch the Video on YouTube.com

Video: Can Blockchain Technology Solve The Social Problem?

  • Blockchain Workshops
  • February 8, 2017

Bruce Schneier gave a keynote address at the Nairobi 2016 Blockchain Workshop.

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Video: Security and Privacy in a Hyper-Connected World

  • Data & Society Research Institute
  • December 14, 2016

We have created a world where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the Internet Things, persistent computing, and autonomy is resulting in something altogether different — a world-sized web. This World-Sized Web promises great benefits, but it is also vulnerable to a host of new threats from users, criminals, corporations, and governments. These threats can now result in physical damage and even death.

In this talk, Bruce Schneier takes a retrospective look back at what we have learned from past attempts to secure these systems. He also pushes us forward to consider seriously what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we will need to secure them in the future…

Video: Testimony on “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks”

  • U.S. House of Representatives Joint Hearing
  • November 17, 2016

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.

Watch the Video or Read the Text on House.gov

Read the Testimony on Schneier.com

Video: Security in the World-Sized Web

  • RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2016
  • July 21, 2016

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.

Watch the Video on RSAConference.com

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.