Security and Privacy in a Hyper-connected World

Speaker: Bruce Schneier
Date recorded: Dec 7, 2016
Securing systems where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves.

Bruce Schneider describes how we’ have created a world where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the Internet Things, persistent computing, and autonomy is resulting in something altogether different — a world-sized web. This World-Sized Web promises great benefits, but it is also vulnerable to a host of new threats from users, criminals, corporations, and governments. These threats can now result in physical damage and even death.

In this talk, Schneier will take a retrospective look back at what we’ have learned from past attempts to secure these systems. He will also push us forward to consider seriously what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we will need to secure them in the future.