Part of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms’ third annual conference “Moving Forward: Fragmentation, Polarization and Hybridity in Cyberspace”, held online from 10-12 November 2020.
The 2020 election is happening amidst unprecedented disagreement about election security, as the coronavirus pandemic challenges traditional in-person voting. On the one hand, the incumbent president claims that postal voting will lead to widespread electoral fraud. On the other, Democrats argue that the U.S. postal system is being deliberately degraded to make it less likely that mailed ballots will be counted in time. Both political scientists who work on voting, and information security specialists, who think systematically about the failure modes, attack surfaces, and threat models of large information systems, can help us understand—and mitigate—the likely failures of large-scale voting systems operating under unexpected circumstances in a context of increased fear over manipulation…
As the world prepares to reopen there is a move to develop smartphone apps for digital contact tracing. Some countries such as Israel and China are already using technology to track individual movements. As governments and technology companies are authorized to gather yet more data on individuals there are increased fears of a surveillance society and an inability to roll back invasions of privacy. Join us as technology security expert Bruce Schneier explores the trade-offs between public safety and civil liberties as we bring new technologies to bear in response to the pandemic…
A computer security mindset is essential to understanding the security of complex technological systems. As we move into a world where all social, economic and political systems are to some extent technological, we need to extend this way of thinking. Come learn how to hack—and then defend—society’s core systems: elections, the market economy, lawmaking, tax policy, journalism and more.
Information security, IoT safety, data privacy, algorithmic security and fairness, AI, biotech, the future of work—information technology is now a public policy issue. But while an understanding of the technology involved is fundamental to crafting good policy, there’s little involvement of technologists in policy discussions.
This isn’t sustainable. We need public interest technologists: people from our fields helping craft policy and providing security to agencies and groups working in the broader public interest. We need them in government, at NGOs, teaching at universities, as part of the press, and inside private companies. This is increasingly critical to both public safety and overall social welfare…
Bruce Schneier gave a Codex Talk at the World’s Top 50 Innovators 2019, at the Royal Society in London.
Recording of the Keynote by Bruce Schneier (CTO, IBM Resilient and Special Advisor, IBM Security) at “The Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems,” which took place on December 10, 2018 at ESMT Berlin.
The Digital Society Conference 2018 – Empowering Ecosystems covered new developments in security and privacy, digital politics, and industrial strategies. A particular focus of the conference was the reality of the rise of AI – its societal implications, how to understand and harness the battle for AI dominance. We further took a closer look at platforms – their role, their power, how to build them and how and when to control them…
Computer security professional, privacy specialist and writer Bruce Schneier discusses Click Here to Kill Everybody, his latest book exploring the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected era.
Bruce lays out common-sense policies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to the consequences of its insecurity.
The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) organised its 10th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2018) in Tallinn, on the theme of maximising effects in the cyber domain.
Keynote by Mr. Bruce Schneier, entitled “Security and Privacy in a Hyper-connected World.”
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.