Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

REMOTE - Securing a World of Physically Capable Computers

by Bruce Schneier




NB! Unusual time for Academic Training, the lecturer being in the USA!


Computer security is no longer about data; it’s about life and property. This change makes an enormous difference, and will shake up our industry in many ways. First, data authentication and integrity will become more important than confidentiality. And second, our largely regulation-free Internet will become a thing of the past. Soon we will no longer have a choice between government regulation and no government regulation. Our choice is between smart government regulation and stupid government regulation. Given this future, it’s vital that we look back at what we’ve learned from past attempts to secure these systems, and forward at what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we need to secure them in the future.

Lecturer's bio:
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by the Economist. He is the New York Times best-selling author of 14 books -- including Click Here to Kill Everybody -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and He is the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc. 

NB! The lecture will be Webcasted and recorded. Recording will appear a few days later in the CDS Academic Training collection.

During the lecture, a limited-by-Zoom number of CERN participants can use the attached Zoom webinar link specifically to ask questions

The sponsor will convey the questions to the lecturer at the end of the talk.

Papers mentioned at the talk by the speaker:


Organized by

Maria Dimou / 301 participants (207 via the webcast and 94 via Zoom)

There is a live webcast for this event