Surviving in a Feudal Security World

Grand Ballroom - Salon A/B/C/D

Feudalism is an apt model for security today. We pledge our allegiance to service providers, and we expect them to provide us with security in return. More and more, this security is completely opaque; we cannot audit it, and we know details about it. And, predictably, the results are all over the map.

The average cloud provider does a better job at security than the average home user, but isn't nearly secure enough to satisfy the needs of many large corporations. Navigating this new world of feudal security is going to be the major challenge in the current decade. This talk examines both the challenges and the solutions.

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Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist He is the author of 12 books -- including his latest best-seller Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive - as well as hundreds of articles and essays, and many more academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram," and his blog "Schneier on Security," are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, served on several government technical committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is the Chief Security Technology Officer of BT.