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Bruce Schneier is a fellow and lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society. He is a special advisor to IBM Security and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access Now, and the Tor Project. You can find him on Schneier.comand on twitter at @schneierblog
He is the author of Data and Goliath, Applied Cryptography, Liars and Outliers, Secrets and Lies, and Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World. His new book is Click Here to Kill Everybody, which we discuss at length, as well as:
- How to protect yourself from being hacked and what to do if you are hacked
- Why companies do not invest more in software security
- The motivation of hackers: money, power, fun
- The probability of your car being hacked and driven into a wall
- The probability of planes being hacked and felled from the sky
- Edward Snowden and Wikileaks: hero or villain
- The Pentagon Papers and Daniel Ellsberg
- What would happen if the electrical grid was hacked
- Cyberdeaths (homicides done remotely over the Internet) and how the government will respond with regulations when it does
- If the government were to set a policy for the security level of an IoT device that can kill people, is there a maximum allowed probability that it could be hacked?
- The North Korean hack of Sony
- The Russian hack of the 2016 election and how to prevent that from happening again
- Why we’re still using paper ballots in our voting system rather than computers and ATMs like banks use.
- The lessons of Y2K for the coming AI apocalypse
- What keeps him up at night
This Science Salon was recorded on January 21, 2019.
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