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Bruce Schneier thinks hard about security — as a computer security guru, and as a philosopher of the larger notion of making a safer world.

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.

Schneier 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.

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Bruce Schneier-The security mirage

Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top

    • The Science of Codes
    • How Does Security Work?
    • What's really behind a Security Decision?
    • Using Cryptography to Solve Security Problems
    • How Economics, Politics and the Law Affect Security Decisions.

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    • The Science of Codes
    • How Does Security Work?
    • What's really behind a Security Decision?
    • Using Cryptography to Solve Security Problems
    • How Economics, Politics and the Law Affect Security Decisions.

Bruce Schneier-The security mirage