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 Bruce Schneier, Cryptographer

CSO interviews Bruce Schneier, Cryptographer.

"Security is a system, and the more I worked with security the more I realized that a systems perspective is the most appropriate one. When my primary work was in cryptography, I would design mathematically secure systems that would be defeated by clever attacks against the computers they ran on. Then, when I started doing more work in computer security, I would see well-designed security software and hardware being defeated by insecure networks. And then secure networks being defeated by human error. And so on. Security is a chain, and it's only as secure as the weakest link."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Feb 18, 2004 )


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