Distinguished Lecture: Bruce Schneier
23 September 2019, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Bruce Schneier, dubbed 'security guru' by the Economist, delivers a Distinguished Lecture: Securing a World of Physically Capable Computers
This event is free.
Computer Science Comms – Computer Science
Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1212: Cruciform BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
Please join us for a Distinguished Lecture by Bruce Schenier: Securing a World of Physically Capable Computers
Monday 23rd September 2019
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
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.More about Bruce Schneier