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Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier is a correspondent for The Atlantic. He writes about security and technology. His latest book is Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive.
Cybersecurity

Who Are the Shadow Brokers?

What is—and isn’t—known about the mysterious hackers leaking National Security Agency secrets

Cybersecurity

How Long Until Hackers Start Faking Leaked Documents?

There’s nothing stopping attackers from manipulating the data they make public.

IT Modernization

How the Internet of Things Limits Consumer Choice

A recent dustup over smart light bulbs illuminates a larger problem.

IT Modernization

Lesson From the Ashley Madison Hack: Cloud Makes Everyone Vulnerable

Most of us get to be thoroughly relieved that our emails weren't in the Ashley Madison database. But don’t get too comfortable.

CIO Briefing

Why US Officials Stopped Talking about 'Cyberwar'

A future awaits where countries share intelligence one minute, and hack and cyberattack each other the next.

Cybersecurity

We Still Don't Know Who Hacked Sony

Welcome to a world where it's impossible to tell the difference between random hackers and governments.

Cybersecurity

Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

It's too early to take the U.S. government at its word.

Cybersecurity

Should U.S. Hackers Fix Cybersecurity Holes or Exploit Them?

Maybe someday we'll patch vulnerabilities faster than the enemy can use them in an attack, but we're not there yet.

Cybersecurity

How NSA Uses Attack Servers Shows How It Thinks About Secrecy and Risk

First, the FOXACID basics.

CIO Briefing

Zero Sum: Americans Must Sacrifice Some Security to Reform the NSA

The nation can survive the occasional terrorist attack, but our freedoms can't survive an invulnerable leader like Keith Alexander operating within inadequate constraints.

CIO Briefing

Commentary: The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

Technology companies have to fight for their users, or they'll eventually lose them.

Data

Do You Want the Government Buying Your Data From Corporations?

A new bill moving through Congress would give the authorities unprecedented access to citizens' information.