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Distinguished Lecture: Bruce Schneier

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 23 September 2019

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Bruce Schneier, dubbed 'security guru' by the Economist, delivers a Distinguished Lecture: Securing a World of Physically Capable Computers

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Computer Science Comms – Computer Science

Location

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1
212: Cruciform Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Please join us for a Distinguished Lecture by Bruce Schenier: Securing a World of Physically Capable Computers

Monday 23rd September 2019
Cruciform LT1
18.00-19.00

Abstract:
Computer security is no longer about data; it's about life and property. This change makes an enormous difference, and will shake up our industry in many ways. First, data authentication and integrity will become more important than confidentiality. And second, our largely regulation-free Internet will become a thing of the past. Soon we will no longer have a choice between government regulation and no government regulation. Our choice is between smart government regulation and stupid government regulation. Given this future, it's vital that we look back at what we've learned from past attempts to secure these systems, and forward at what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we need to secure them in the future.

About the Speaker

Bruce Schneier

Security Technologist at Harvard University

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a security guru by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books -- including the New York Times best-seller Click Here to Kill Everybody -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and 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; and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org.

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