Presentation Title: Schneier on Security
Always interesting and entertaining, Bruce Schneier will talk about current topics in security, economics, and society.
Internationally-renowned security technologist and author Bruce Schneier is both a Founder and the Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. the worldâ€™s leading protector of networked information - the inventor of outsourced security monitoring and the foremost authority on effective mitigation of emerging IT threats.
Bruce is responsible for maintaining Counterpaneâ€™s technical lead in world-class information security technology and its practical and effective implementation. Bruceâ€™s security experience makes him uniquely qualified to shape the direction of the companyâ€™s research endeavors, as well as to act as a spokesperson to the business community on security issues and solutions.
Bruce is the author of eight books, including his current best seller, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World, which tackles the problems of security from the small to the large: personal safety, crime, corporate security, national security. Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, which was published in October 2000, has sold 150,000 copies. One of his earlier books, Applied Cryptography, now in its second edition, is the seminal work in its field and has sold over 200,000 copies and has been translated into five languages. He writes the free email newsletter Crypto-Gram, which has over 120,000 readers. He has presented papers at many international conferences, and he is a frequent writer, contributing editor, and lecturer on the topics of cryptography, computer security, and privacy.
Bruce designed the popular Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms, the latter a finalist for the new Federal Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Bruce served on the board of directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, and is an Advisory Board member for the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Bruce holds an MS degree in computer science from American University and a BS degree in physics from the University of Rochester. To subscribe to Bruceâ€™s free monthly newsletter Crypto-Gram, please visit http://www.counterpane.com/crypto-gram.html