Talks in the Category “Talks”

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.

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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.

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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?

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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Bruce Schneier on Security and Privacy in the World-Sized Web

  • Berkman Center
  • March 16, 2016

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.

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Security & Privacy in the World Sized Web

  • University of Ottawa
  • March 9, 2016

Bruce Schneier gave the Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy Law on February 17, 2016 at the University of Ottawa.

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Why We Should Reform Surveillance Policies

  • WGBH Forum Network
  • March 4, 2016

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.

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Talk on Strategies for Combating Cyber-Terrorism

  • Boston Global Forum
  • February 11, 2016

The Boston Global Forum held a 60-minute dialogue with Bruce Schneier on Sony and the future of cyber conflict.

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The Second Annual Cato Surveillance Conference

  • Cato Institute
  • October 21, 2015

Bruce Schneier gave the closing keynote at The Second Annual Cato Surveillance Conference.

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Trust, Society, and Technology

  • Free and Safe in Cyberspace
  • September 24, 2015

Bruce Schneier gave a keynote at Free and Safe in Cyberspace 2015.

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The Conflict between Privacy and Security

  • Wix Tech Talks
  • July 12, 2015

Bruce Schneier - CTO of Resilient Systems - showed up for a guest appearance at the Wix Meetup Space, thanks to a certain military unit.

In this talk Bruce elaborates on his own perspective in the everlasting, ever growing, conflict between security and privacy.

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Army Cyber Institute

  • Army Cyber Institute
  • June 29, 2015

Bruce Schneier gave a brief (one-minute) statement on cybersecurity.

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Keynote: Data and Goliath

  • Norwegian Developers Conference
  • June 18, 2015

Bruce Schneier gave a keynote address at the Norwegian Developers Conference in Oslo.

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Security in an Age of Catastrophic Risk

  • RSA Conference 2015
  • May 8, 2015

In cyberspace and out, we're increasingly confronting extremely-low-probability, extremely-high-damage attacks. Protecting against these sorts of risks requires new ways of thinking about security; one that emphasizes agility and resilience, while avoiding worst-case thinking.

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Book Talk at NYU

  • New York University
  • April 6, 2015

Bruce Schneier gave a talk about Data and Goliath at New York University, hosted by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

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Toppling Our Surveillance-Based Society

  • TalkingStickTV
  • March 11, 2015

Bruce Schneier spoke at Town Hall Seattle, as part of his book tour for Data and Goliath.

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Data and Goliath

  • Talks at Google
  • March 10, 2015

Bruce Schneier came to Google to talk about his new book.

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Bruce Schneier: Why We Should Reform Surveillance Policies

  • WGBHForum
  • March 9, 2015

Bruce Schneier spoke at Harvard Book Store about his new book Data and Goliath.

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Bruce Schneier on the Sony Hack

  • International Cyber Security Strategy Congress
  • March 8, 2015

Bruce Schneier on the Sony Hack at the International Cyber Security Strategy Congress ICSS2015 in Leuven, Belgium. Topic of the Congress: Cyber Security and Forensic Readiness.

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Bruce Schneier Presents Data and Goliath

  • Internet Society
  • March 5, 2015

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. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches.

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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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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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Surveillance: The Hidden Ways You’re Tracked

  • BBC
  • October 28, 2014

Watch the Video on BBC.com

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Briefing on the Technological Impact of NSA Surveillance

  • New America Foundation
  • November 18, 2013

In light of recent revelations of the government's surveillance practices, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute held a briefing on Capitol Hill on the impact of that surveillance on users, national security, and the private sector. The briefing provided insight into how the technology and regulatory environment has led to the current situation and the ramifications of that surveillance on society and governance overall, while also considering the challenges confronting the Obama Administration's external Review Group. Beyond the well-known issues over civil rights, this was an important presentation on the technological implications of surveillance, and the dangers policy makers need to consider as they look to reform the government's practices.

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Opening Remarks

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose, Calif.)
Member, House Judiciary Committee
Member, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Discussion

Sascha Meinrath
Director, Open Technology Institute and Vice President, New America Foundation

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard
Author, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive

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Surveillance, the NSA, and Everything

  • LISA '13
  • November 6, 2013

Presented by Bruce Schneier at LISA '13, the 27th Large Installation System Administration Conference.

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The Battle for Power on the Internet

  • TEDxCambridge
  • September 13, 2013

Bruce Schneier gives us a glimpse of the future of the Internet, and shares some of the context we should keep in mind, and the insights we need to understand, as we prepare for it.

Watch the Video on TEDxCambridge.com

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Surviving in a Feudal Security World

  • QCon New York 2013
  • June 28, 2013

Bruce Schneier of the famed Schneier on Security blog puts security in the context of our allegiances to cloud and SaaS providers, the recent news about PRISM and the lack of privacy for us as citizens.

Surviving in a Feudal Security World

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Talks at Google

  • Talks at Google
  • June 19, 2013

Human society runs on trust. We all trust millions of people, organizations, and systems every day -- and we do it so easily that we barely notice. But in any system of trust, there is an alternative, parasitic, strategy that involves abusing that trust. Making sure those defectors don't destroy the cooperative systems they're abusing is an age-old problem, one that we've solved through morals and ethics, laws, and all sort of security technologies.

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2 Minutes on BrightTALK: Security Versus Usability

  • BrightTALK
  • April 9, 2013

"If security doesn't work for the legitimate users, it won't be used. So when you go to the enterprise, the first thing security has to do is not annoy people too much." Renowned security blogger and pundit Bruce Schneier discusses the problems with security and usability and details what must be done to make a more secure interface.

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Surviving in a Feudal Security World

  • RSA Conference 2013
  • February 15, 2013

Feudalism is an apt model for security today. We pledge our allegiance to service providers, and expect them to provide us with security in return. Too often, this security is completely opaque, with results all over the map. Navigating this new world of feudal security is going to be the major challenge for CISOs in the current decade.

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Trust, Security, and Society

  • RSA Conference
  • September 19, 2012

Human societies run on trust. Every day, we all trust millions of people, organizations, and systems -- and we do it so easily that we barely notice. But in any system of trust, there is an alternative, parasitic, strategy that involves abusing that trust. Ensuring defectors don't destroy the very cooperative systems they're abusing is an age-old problem.

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Bruce Schneier: Trust, Security, and Society (keynote from Hack in the Box Amsterdam)

  • Hack in the Box 2012 Amsterdam
  • July 11, 2012

Human societies run on trust. Every day, we all trust millions of people, organizations, and systems — and we do it so easily that we barely notice. But in any system of trust, there is an alternative, parasitic, strategy that involves abusing that trust. Making sure those defectors don't destroy the very cooperative systems they're abusing is an age-old problem, and we've developed a variety of societal pressures to induce cooperation: moral systems, reputational systems, institutional systems, and security systems.

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Privacy in the Age of Big Data: What's Going On Out There?

  • Privacy in the Age of Big Data Forum
  • June 5, 2012

On a panel at the Privacy in the Age of Big Data Forum in New Zealand, Bruce Schenier spoke about trends in personal data collection and usage.

Watch the Video on YouTube: Parts 1, 2, and 3

Read the Transcript on Privacy-PC.com

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Public Lecture on Liars and Outliers

  • NZITF
  • May 2, 2012

Over 400 people turned out in person to hear Bruce Schneier’s lecture on the topic of his latest book Liars and Outliers. More than 1000 people viewed the live streaming of the event online. This event was hosted by the NZITF and was sponsored by InternetNZ and Telecom New Zealand.

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Day Two Keynote

  • Managing Digital Identity in a Networked World
  • May 1, 2012

Bruce Schneier spoke on "Digital Security in a Networked World."

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Trust, Security, and Society

  • InfoShare
  • April 24, 2012

Bruce Schneier spoke on "Trust, Security, and Society" at InfoShare 2012.

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Cybersecurity, Scientific Data and Public Trust

  • H5N1 Research Symposium
  • April 4, 2012

Bruce Schneier spoke on "Cybersecurity, scientific data and public trust" at the H5N1 Research Symposium, organised by the Royal Society in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Foundation for Vaccine Research with support from the American Society for Microbiology, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fondation Mérieux, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Institut Pasteur, and the Society for General Microbiology.

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New Threats to the Internet Infrastructure

  • RSA Conference 2012
  • March 25, 2012

Today's Internet threats are not technical; they're social and political. They aren't criminals, hackers, or terrorists. They're the government and corporate attempts to mold the Internet into what they want it to be, either to bolster their business models or facilitate social control. Right now, these two goals coincide, making it harder than ever to keep the Internet free and open.

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New and Emerging Security Threats

  • BT Australasia
  • March 20, 2012

This short video gives an overview of new and emerging security threats.

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Liars and Outliers

  • YouTube
  • February 14, 2012

Author Bruce Schneier introduces his new book Liars and Outliers.

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Security Theater

  • a short film by Joe Hollier
  • August 1, 2011

A video made for a CNN project called the "Ripple Effect," in which various artists were commissioned to make pieces of art that talk about some of the rippling, less talked about effects of September 11th.

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Cyberwar Rhetoric

  • Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
  • June 16, 2011

Bruce Schneier gave a keynote address at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference.

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Cyberwar

  • Blackhat EU 2011
  • May 21, 2011

The world is gearing up for cyberwar. The US Cyber Command became operational in November. Nato has enshrined cyber security among its new strategic priorities. The head of Britain's armed forces said recently that boosting cyber capability is now a huge priority for the UK.

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Data is the Pollution of the Information Age

  • Activate New York
  • May 17, 2011

Data is the pollution problem of the information age, says Bruce Schneier, founder and chief technology officer of BT Counterpane.

Watch the Video on TheGuardian.com

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The Psychology of Security

  • Oracle Chief Security Officer Summit
  • March 30, 2011

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The Dishonest Minority: Security as Society's Enabler

  • RSA Conference 2011
  • February 16, 2011

Security systems divide into two types. In direct security there are distinct attackers and defenders. Societal security ensures we adhere to the social contract with no free riders - attackers and defenders are the same. We'll explore the uniquely human implications of societal security: how it follows the rise of society and civilization and protects us from the dishonest minority amongst us.

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Bruce Schneier on Airport Security

  • C-SPAN
  • January 6, 2011

Security Expert Bruce Schneier spoke about airport security as the last line of defense against terrorists. He was the keynote speaker at a day-long conference examining the Transportation Security Agency's use of body scanners and enhanced pat-downs at airports around the country.

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Cyber War and Cyber Crime

  • The Institute of International Affairs
  • November 10, 2010

Mr. Schneier examined the future of cyber war and cyber security.  He explored the current debate on the threat of cyber war, questioning whether or not the threat had been over-stated, positing that it had. He then explored the range of attacks that have taken place, including the Latvian DOS attack in 2007 and the Stuxnet worm, which was designed to attack an industry control system.

The address concluded with an exploration of the future of international treaties on cyber war, suggesting possible treaties might focus on the appropriateness of attacking civilian targets, the issue of trojan attacks and other topics.

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The Security Mirage

  • TEDxPSU
  • October 10, 2010

The feeling of security and the reality of security don't always match, says computer-security expert Bruce Schneier. In his talk, he explains why we spend billions addressing news story risks, like the "security theater" now playing at your local airport, while neglecting more probable risks—and how we can break this pattern.

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Audience Q&A

  • Hacktivity 2010
  • September 18, 2010

Bruce Schneier did a 45-minute Q&A session at the Hacktivity 2010 conference.

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Security and the Generation Gap

  • RSA Conference 2010
  • March 4, 2010

The Internet is the greatest generation gap since rock and roll. The older of us need to be prepared for a younger generation that doesn't understand where their computer or smartphone ends and the Internet begins. Trends like consumerization, cloud computing, and web-based everything result in an Internet generation that is socially sophisticated yet technically naive. What will security look like in this new world?

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The Future of the Security Industry

  • Iberic Web Application Security Conference
  • December 10, 2009

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The Future of Privacy

  • The Open Rights Group
  • December 4, 2009

Bruce Schneier did a benefit gig for Open Rights Group.  Here's the video of his 'Future of Privacy' talk and the 45-minute Q&A.

Watch the Video on OpenRightsGroup.org

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The Future of the Security Industry: IT is Rapidly Becoming a Commodity

  • OWASP Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • August 24, 2009

More companies are outsourcing their IT infrastructure -- treating it as a service more like electricity, office cleaning, or tax preparation -- and this has profound implications for IT security. Organizational users care less about the technical details of security. Products and services change their focus from the end user to the outsourcer. Industry consolidation results, as non-security IT infrastructure companies seek to bolster their security credentials.

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Bruce Schneier on Cloud Security

  • V3.co.uk
  • April 22, 2009

At RSA 2009, security expert speaks on threats and hype of web services

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Schneier on Security

  • HITBSecConf2008 Dubai
  • April 14, 2008

Bruce Schneier gave the Day 1 Keynote at HITBSecConf2008.

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The Theater of Security

  • Weisman Art Museum
  • March 27, 2008

Bruce Schneier spoke at the Weisman Art Museum, in connection with the Paul Shambroom exhibition "Picturing Power."

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Reconceptualizing Security

  • Linux.conf.au
  • January 30, 2008

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. 

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Dual-Use Technologies

  • Technology in Wartime Conference
  • January 26, 2008

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).

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Bruce Schneier on Information Security: Ten Trends

  • EDUCAUSE 2007
  • October 26, 2007

Surveying current trends in information security, it's clear that a myriad of forces are at work. But fundamentally, security is all about economics: both attacker and defender are trying to maximize the return on their investments. Economics can both explain why security fails so often and offer new solutions for its success. For example, often the people who could protect a system are not those who suffer the costs of failure.

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Schneier on Identity Theft

  • IT Security Summit 2007
  • May 22, 2007

I am attending the IT Security Summit 2007 here in Johannesburg this week. It’s a busy week for conferences with Interop in Vegas and AusCERT in session in Australia. While smaller than the other two this one is proving very interesting. I originally submitted my cyber crime scenario presentation but that theme proved so popular I was asked to address something else.

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Public Diplomacy and Technology Speaker Series: Bruce Schneier

  • USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School
  • September 26, 2006

Cory Doctorow welcomed Bruce Schneier for a talk on being a wise consumer of concrete security during the abstract war on terrorism at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

Listen to the Audio on USCPublicDiplomacy.org

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Counterterrorism in America: Security Theater against Movie-Plot Threats

  • ACLU New Jersey Membership Conference
  • June 10, 2006

Bruce Schneier spoke at the ACLU New Jersey Membership Conference. To view the one-hour streaming video, please select a format:

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The State of Incident Response

  • Black Hat USA 2014
  • August 11, 2004

The last of the protection-detection-response triad to get any real attention, incident response is big business these days. In this talk, Bruce Schneier steps back and looks at the economic and psychological forces that affect incident response as both a business and a technical activity. Nothing seems to be able to keep sufficiently skilled and motivated attackers out of a network. Can incident response save the day?

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Security, Liberties, and Trade-Offs in the War on Terrorism

  • The Fifth HOPE
  • July 11, 2004

Since 9/11, we have the Patriot Act, tighter screening at airports, a proposed national ID card system, a color-coded national alert system, irradiated mail, and a Department of Homeland Security. But do all of these things really make us any less vulnerable to another terrorist attack? Security expert Bruce Schneier evaluates the systems that we have in place post-9/11, revealing which of them actually work and which ones are simply "security theater." Learn why most security measures don't work and never will, why bad security is worse than none at all, and why strong security means learning how to fail well. Most of all, learn how you can take charge of your own security - personal, family, corporate, and national.

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Cryptography and Computer Security: Current Technology and Future Trends

  • HOPE
  • August 9, 1997

From encryption to digital signatures to electronic commerce to secure voting, cryptography has become the enabling technology that allows us to take existing business and social constructs and move them to computer networks. But a lot of cryptography is bad, and the problem with bad cryptography is that it looks just like good cryptography; most people cannot tell the difference. Security is a chain: only as strong as the weakest link. In this talk Bruce Schneier takes a look at the future of cryptography: the needs, the threats, the limits of technology, and the promise of the future.

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