Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author.
Described by The Economist as a "security guru," he is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier.
His first bestseller, Applied Cryptography, explained how the arcane science of secret codes actually works, and was described by Wired as "the book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published."
His book on computer and network security, Secrets and Lies, was called by Fortune "[a] jewel box of little surprises you can actually use." Beyond Fear tackles the problems of security from the small to the large: personal safety, crime, corporate security, national security.
His current book, Schneier on Security, offers insight into everything from the risk of identity theft (vastly overrated) to the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power and the surprisingly simple way to tamper-proof elections.
Regularly quoted in the media -- and subject of an Internet meme -- he has testified on security before the United States Congress on several occasions and has written articles and op eds for many major publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Wired, Nature, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post. Schneier also publishes a free monthly newsletter, Crypto-Gram, with over 150,000 readers.
In its ten years of regular publication, Crypto-Gram has become one of the most widely read forums for free-wheeling discussions, pointed critiques, and serious debate about security. As head curmudgeon at the table, Schneier explains, debunks, and draws lessons from security stories that make the news.
2014 - Current (over 2 years)
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|Sep 22, 2016||Sydney Morning Herlad - Yahoo confirms hack, says data on 500 million users was stolen|
|Aug 23, 2016||Techdirt - Your 'Smart' Power Outlets Are Now Botnets Thanks To The Internet Of Broken Things|
|Jul 29, 2016||Techdirt - Bruce Schneier Sounds The Alarm: If You're Worried About Russians Hacking, Maybe Help Fix Voting Machine Security|
|Jul 22, 2016||Business Insider Australia - This one sentence in the GOP platform has cybersecurity experts freaking out|
|Jun 17, 2016||The Register - FBI's iPhone paid-for hack should be barred, say ex-govt officials|
|Jun 17, 2016||Security Affairs - Guccifer 2.0 – Lone Wolf or a Fancy Bear?|
|Jun 10, 2016||Computer Weekly - IoT security: Lack of expertise will hurt, says Bruce Schneier|
|Jun 10, 2016||The Register - Government regulation will clip coders' wings, says Bruce Schneier|