CTO Straight Talk - Issue 2 - 53

Internationally renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier describes the latest
developments in his field, explains how security is linked to privacy-and argues that
companies should adopt organization-wide data deletion policies.
Bruce Schneier has been called a "security
guru" by The Economist. He has written 13
books and hundreds of articles, and his
influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and
his blog Schneier on Security have over
250,000 readers. He has testified before
the U.S. Congress, is a frequent guest on
television and radio, and has served on
several U.S. government committees.
Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center
for Internet and Society at Harvard Law
School, a board member of the Electronic
Frontier	 Foundation,	 and	 the	 Chief	
Technology Officer at Resilient Systems.
In March, Schneier published Data and
Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect
Your Data and Control Your World, which
quickly reached the New York Times best-

seller list and garnered numerous reviews,
interviews, and book talks. The book is a
comprehensive and engaging summary of
today's security and privacy issues and a
list of recommendations for governments,
corporations, and individuals.
Schneier sums up his impressive career as
"an endless series of generalizations" and
says he likes to work at the intersection of
security, technology, and people. Indeed,
he is the rare security expert who can
move easily from writing about the arcane
details of cryptography to explaining privacy
issues to general audiences. The following
is an edited transcript of Schneier's recent
phone conversation with CTO Straight Talk
Managing Editor Gil Press.

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