Bruce Schneier

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Bruce Schneier

He was born on January 15, 1963 in New York City, New York. He was the son of Martin Schneier, a former Brooklyn Supreme Court judge. He is an internationally renowned security technologist, cryptographer, computer security specialist, and author. He is described by The Economist as a "security guru," he is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. Author of these infamous books; Liars & Outliers, Cryptography Engineering, Schneier on Security, Beyond Fear, Secrets and Lies, Practical Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, The Electronic Privacy Papers, The Twofish Encryption Algorithm, E-Mail Security, and Protect Your Macintosh. He also publishes a free monthly newsletter in Crypto-Gram, and a blog at

He also has spoken at various international security conferences.


Founder and Chief Technology Officer of BT Managed Security Solutions formerly known as Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.

Schneier has been involved in the creation of many cryptographic algorithms: Skein, Solitaire, Phelix, Helix, Fortuna, Yarrow algorithm, Twofish, Blowfish, Threefish, and MacGuffin