Brown Bag Lunch With Security Expert Bruce Schneier

Please join me at noon on Wednesday, February 24 for our Brown Bag Lunch at the East Lake Public Library, 2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, with featured guest security expert Bruce Schneier, speaking on a topic ripped from today’s headlines:

Security, Privacy, and the Generation Gap
“The Internet is the greatest generation gap since rock and roll,” says Schneier. “The older of us need to be prepared for a younger generation that lives life on the Internet, doesn’t understand where their computer or smart phone ends and the Internet begins, shares passwords with their friends as a sign of trust,  and deliberately lies when registering for services.  At the same time, both technological and business trends point to less user control (both security and privacy), and laws are leaving these trends alone.  What will security and privacy look like in this new world?  Someone needs to figure it out.”

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author. Described by The Economist as a “security guru,” he is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier.
Regularly quoted in the media, he has testified on security before the United States Congress on several occasions and has written articles and op eds for many major publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Wired, Nature, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post.
Schneier also publishes a free monthly newsletter, Crypto-Gram, with over 150,000 readers. In its ten years of regular publication, Crypto-Gram has become one of the most widely read forums for free-wheeling discussions, pointed critiques, and serious debate about security.

The Twin Cities Media Alliance’s monthly Brown Bag Lunches are your chance for casual conversation with some of the Twin Cities’ most insightful journalists (and journalists from around the world) — about journalism, politics, or whatever is on your mind.

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