Security Guru Unmoved by Gates RSA Remarks
Cryptographer and author Bruce Schneier, who says Bill Gates' RSA Conference keynote on Windows security failed to "wow" him, gave insight into the state of security.SAN FRANCISCOBruce Schneier is one cryptographer who is about as good with a phrase as he is with numbers, especially when talking or writing about the state of security in the world today. Schneier, whos founder and chief technology officer of Counterpane Internet Security Inc., a security services provider, is the author of several books, the last two of which"Beyond Fear" and "Secrets and Lies"attempted to put security in perspective for the masses. Tuesday at the RSA Conference here, Schneier took part in a cryptographer panel earlier in the day, but his own popularity was in evidence as he later filled a large theater at the Metreon to, as he said, discuss whats new in security since the publication of "Beyond Fear" last fall.
He saved some of his most interesting comments for last, when he took a question from the audience on his reaction to Microsoft Corp. CEO Bill Gates keynote earlier in the day.