Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security expert and bestselling author, is the guest speaker in the next installment of the Deanís Lecture Series, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technologyís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.Schneier will present Following the Money: Negotiating for Security at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Golisano College auditorium on the RIT campus. The free, public event will be followed by a reception.
Schneier, founder and CTO of Counterpane Internet Security Inc., is the author of the books Applied Cryptography, Secrets and Lies and Beyond Fear. In his first book, Applied Cryptography, Schneier revealed how programmers and electronic communications professionals can encipher and decipher messages to maintain the privacy of computer data. In his most recent book, Beyond Fear, Schneier looks at how security works in a wide range of areas, from personal safety to national security. Schneier has testified about security before the U.S. Congress on several occasions.
NOTE: RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, was created in 2001 with a $14 million gift from B. Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex Inc.
The Golisano College offers a Ph.D. program in computing and information sciences. At the graduate level, programs are offered in computer science, information technology, software development and management, computer security and information assurance, and learning and knowledge management systems as well as undergraduate degree programs in computer science, information technology, applied network and system administration, software engineering, and new media.