Bruce Schneier: NSA & CIA Cyber Leaks – Blaming Russia [Robert Steele Disagrees, Suggests Inter-Agency Warfare]

Who Is Publishing NSA and CIA Secrets, and Why? Lawfare as produced by Brookings Institution For both of these leaks, one big question is attribution: who did this? My guess was, and is still, Russia in both cases. Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read.  Many flawed assumptions. Robert Steele’s long comment is below.

Bruce Schneier: Next Big Leak Will Include Forged Documents

Just Wait Until Data Thieves Start Releasing Altered and Fake Emails It’s one thing for someone to air your dirty laundry. It’s another thing entirely to throw in a few choice items that aren’t real. Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman.

Bruce Schneier: It’s Time to Break Up NSA — Outline of Necessary Intelligence Reforms by Robert Steele

It’s Time to Break Up NSA Bruce Schneier CNN, 20 February 2014 Editor’s note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive. (CNN) — The NSA has become too big and too powerful. What was supposed to be a single agency with a dual …

Bruce Schneier: On Risk – And Death of Civilization

Our Newfound Fear of Risk We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So we turn to technology to protect us. The problem is that technological security measures aren’t free. They cost money, of course, but they cost other things as well. They …

Bruce Schneier: How Advanced Is the NSA’s Cryptanalysis — And Can We Resist It?

How Advanced Is the NSA’s Cryptanalysis — And Can We Resist It? Bruce Schneier WIRED Magazine, 09.04.13 The latest Snowden document is the US intelligence “black budget.” There’s a lot of information in the few pages the Washington Post decided to publish, including an introduction by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. In it, he …

Bruce Schneier: NSA Co-Opting Internet — Resist!

The NSA is Commandeering the Internet It turns out that the NSA’s domestic and world-wide surveillance apparatus is even more extensive than we thought. Bluntly: The government has commandeered the Internet. Most of the largest Internet companies provide information to the NSA, betraying their users. Some, as we’ve learned, fight and lose. Others cooperate, either …

Penguin: Bruce Schneier on US Destabilizing Cyber-Space

Stuxnet cyberattack by US a ‘destabilizing and dangerous’ course of action, security expert Bruce Schneier says Schneier calls Stuxnet ‘mistake’ for US, argues world needs to tackle cyber-arms control By Ellen Messmer Network World, June 18, 2012 Revelations by The New York Times that President Barack Obama in his role as commander in chief ordered …

Worth a Look: Liars and Outliers – Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive (Bruce Schneier)

How does society function when you can’t trust everyone? When we think about trust, we naturally think about personal relationships or bank vaults. That’s too narrow. Trust is much broader, and much more important. Nothing in society works without trust. It’s the foundation of communities, commerce, democracy—everything. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves …

Reference: Bruce Schneier on Cyber War & Cyber Crime

YouTube 26 Minutes In this address, Bruce examined the future of cyber war and cyber security.  Mr. Schneier explored the current debate on the threat of cyber war, asking whether or not the threat had been over-stated. He then explored the range of attacks that have taken place, including the Latvian DOS attack and the Stuxnet …

Eagle: Harvard Berkman (Schneier & Zittrain) on IT, Security, Power

IT, Security, and Power Bruce Schneier & Jonathan Zittrain in conversation April 4, 6:00pm ET Langdell Hall South, 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom From Bruce Schneier: What I’ve Been Thinking About I have been thinking about the Internet and power: how the Internet affects power, and how power affects the Internet. Increasingly, those in power …

Jon Lebkoswky: Bruce Schneir — The Internet Goes to War

The Internet inherits war Bruce Schneier at Technology Review: Arms races are fueled by two things: ignorance and fear. We don’t know the capabilities of the other side, and we fear that they are more capable than we are. So we spend more, just in case. The other side, of course, does the same. That …