Internationally renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier discusses Joe Lieberman’s proposal for an internet “kill switch,” why shutting down the internet during a crisis would cause more harm than good and how controversial websites like WikiLeaks use data redundancy spread out in different countries to prevent being shut down.
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Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist. He is the author of Schneier on Security, Applied Cryptography, Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World and Beyond Fear.
Regularly quoted in the media, Schneier 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.