Collective Intelligence Podcast, Bruce Schneier on ‘Click Here to Kill Everybody’
Bruce Schneier’s latest book “Click Here to Kill Everybody” has an ominous title, but it encompasses some real worries around the rush to connect everything to the internet.
In this episode of the Collective Intelligence Podcast, Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to Schneier about his book, touching on a number of themes around the risks associated with connecting medical devices, cars, utilities, household items and more to the internet.
Schneier describes some of the risks involved, why it’s crucial to look at the rapid evolution of other industries and how they addressed safety issues, and why it’s critical that regulators and technology companies get ahead of the problem now.
Schneier has advocated for regulation around the security of the Internet of Things—which he has renamed to Internet+—and explains why it also may be necessary to slow down innovation and allow security and privacy mitigations to catch up.
Bruce and Mike also discuss why existing security paradigms, such as patching, may not be viable in the arena of connected devices. They also touch on the importance of the U.S. government properly addressing security not only through regulation, but also through oversight.
Finally, Bruce and Mike talk about the upcoming midterm Congressional elections in the U.S., and whether the impact of online influence campaigns has been blunted at all since the 2016 presidential election.
The Collective Intelligence Podcast, presented by Flashpoint and hosted by Editorial Director Mike Mimoso, features regular interviews with a diverse set of industry experts and Flashpoint analysts on the latest information security news and industry trends.
Michael Mimoso brings over a decade of experience in IT security news reporting to Flashpoint. As Editorial Director, he collaborates with marketing, analyst, and leadership teams to share the company’s story. Prior to Flashpoint, Mike was as an Editor of Threatpost, where he covered security issues and cybercrime affecting businesses and end-users.
Prior to joining Threatpost, Mike was Editorial Director of the Security Media Group at TechTarget and Editor of Information Security magazine where he won several ASBPE national and regional writing awards. In addition, Information Security was a two-time finalist for national magazine of the year. He has been writing for business-to-business IT publications for 11 years, with a primary focus on information security.
Earlier in his career, Mike was an editor and reporter at several Boston-area newspapers. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.