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Bruce Schneier

Bruce SchneierBorn: 15-Jan-1964
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Computer Programmer, Author
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Applied Cryptography

Renowned expert on security and cyber-security, and an outspoken critic of "security theater" the overt display of security for the display's sake, which adds little or nothing toward actual security. Example: just about everything that happens at airport passenger screening stations.

Has admitted playing chalice drum in a band that performs at renaissance festivals.

Wife: Karen Cooper

    University: BS Physics, University of Rochester
    University: MS Computer Science, American University (1988)

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Electronic Privacy Information Center Advisory Board
    (org:eff) Board of Directors (2013)
    Privaterra Advisory Board
    EFF Pioneer Award 2007

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Author of books:
Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C (1994)
Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World (2000)
Practical Cryptography (2003, with Niels Ferguson)
Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World (2003)
Schneier on Security (2008, columns)
Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive (2012)

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