Bruce Scheier - Privacy and Cybersecurity

Bruce Schneier (@schneierblog) is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books–including:

In addition to his books, Bruce has hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers, his influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” is read by over 250,000 people.

Bruce has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and VerifiedVoting.org; and a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient.

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In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:

  • The difference between the US, Europe and Asia when it comes to privacy and data, and what it all means
  • Why IoT internet security is one of the biggest problems no one is talking about
  • Which tech giants will get broken up and which will reign
  • The problem with social media and ideas on how to solve it
  • How regulations affect business and monopolies and where we are headed
  • Why voting and elections are so succeptible to manipulation
  • How Bruce thinks about privacy in a surveillance capitalism economy
  • Why your car could kill you and your fridge won’t feed you
  • The reason Bruce is optimistic and pessimistic about the future
  • Why things are going to get worse before they get better
  • The sad truth GDPR and data privacy
  • What you need to know about China, Huawei and surveillance

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