Bruce Schneier

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(academic, author)
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Alma materAmerican University, University of Rochester
Interests • cryptography
• encryption
• computers

Bruce Schneier is a leading expert on cryptography, who has written over a dozen books on the subject.


Schneier is critical of the "war on terror". In 2008 he referred to the TSA and terms their policies as "security theater".[1] In 2015 he wrote in The Atlantic on How the NSA Threatens National Security.[2]

Commenting on a leaked copy of the Compliance with Court Orders Act, which he termed "the most braindead piece of legislation I've ever seen," he opined that whoever "wrote this either has no idea how technology works or just doesn't care."[3]

September 11th

Schneier may not have directly stated his opinion about the September 11th attacks, but has remarked that "for me personally, Binney's decision to sign Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth's petition only increases his credibility."[4]

“It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.”
Bruce Schneier (2000)  [5]


A Quote by Bruce Schneier

"War on Terror"“The surest defense against terrorism is to refuse to be terrorized.”August 2006Schneier on Security

Event Participated in

A New Initiative for Poland: A Future Leader in Securing the Fourth Industrial RevolutionPoland