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Bruce Schneier Becomes CTO of Co3 Systems

samzenpus posted about 8 months ago | from the welcome-aboard dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Co3 Systems announced that Bruce Schneier has officially joined the company in the role of its first CTO. Schneier joins Co3 after spending seven years as BT's Chief Security Technology Officer and the previous seven years as CTO of Counterpane Security. Schneier's formal engagement with Co3 Systems began early last year when he joined the company's Advisory Board. His intersections with the Co3 team date much farther back to when he and Co3's CEO John Bruce worked together at Counterpane."

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He wrote the book on cryptography (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877433)

... but he doesn't trust cryptography.

Re:He wrote the book on cryptography (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877615)

He's on the Love Boat, with the NSA. Cryptography doesn't trust him..

Re: He wrote the book on cryptography (1)

dvrchsn (24473) | about 8 months ago | (#45881111)

No and no.

Re:He wrote the book on cryptography (1)

davester666 (731373) | about 8 months ago | (#45879997)

Finally, a man that knows himself. Maybe he should be President of the US...

Conway group? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877461)

I tried to look up Co3 on Wikipedia, but I only got the "Conway Group of Order Three"...
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway_group_Co3

Re:Conway group? (1)

rossdee (243626) | about 8 months ago | (#45877477)

I thought -CO3 was carbonate

Re:Conway group? (3, Funny)

Chrisq (894406) | about 8 months ago | (#45877507)

I thought -CO3 was carbonate

Better warn Han Solo, it looks like Bruce is turning to the dark side.

Re:Conway group? (1)

ketomax (2859503) | about 8 months ago | (#45877487)

Co3S announced that BS has officially joined the company in the role of its first CTO. S joins Co3 after spending seven years as BT's CSTO and the previous seven years as CTOOCS. S's formal engagement with Co3S began early last year when he joined the company's AB. His intersections with the Co3 team date much farther back to when he and Co3CEO JB worked together at CP

Get it now?

More info here (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877501)

Here's some more information: http://bit.ly/1eBUNnM

Re:More info here (2)

Forbo (3035827) | about 8 months ago | (#45877559)

The above is a link to "Let Me Google That For You" with a query of "Co3 Systems".

I don't trust URL shorteners and figured I would save everyone the time that I wasted in expanding it.

Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877473)

Co3 isn't even a notable company.

Re:Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page (5, Insightful)

dkleinsc (563838) | about 8 months ago | (#45877529)

Because Bruce Schneier can easily arrange to get a lot of upvotes for story submissions about him.

Re:Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page (1)

Cajun Hell (725246) | about 8 months ago | (#45878271)

Bruce Schneier can easily arrange to get a lot of upvotes for story submissions about him.

Is that a fact? I checked the database and I didn't see that one.

Re:Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45878699)

"easily" ?

You mean: the upvotes arrange themselves for Bruce! And stories submit to him

But to answer your question, the pages simply gather behind Bruce -- unless Chuck Norris says otherwise, but I think he voted on this one too.

Re:Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page (5, Informative)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about 8 months ago | (#45877571)

Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page

We just had a story about Bezo's fucking kidney stone.
ANYTHING is more relevant than that.

Re:Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page (1)

Curunir_wolf (588405) | about 8 months ago | (#45877811)

Co3 isn't even a notable company.

Nope, but they do press releases about their executive appointments, and the releases get posted to every site where their marketing contractor has an agreement. Now you just need to determine what company that is, and their arrangement with Dice Holdings, Inc.

Re:Why should Schneier's jobs make the front page (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45881061)

But Bruce Schneier is a notable person. [schneierfacts.com] And it isn't like he changes job frequently.

But CO3 (1)

Chrisq (894406) | about 8 months ago | (#45877481)

But CO3 [wikipedia.org] is highly unstable.

Re:But CO3 (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877535)

You're an idiot, their clearly talking about Cobalt and not a carbon-oxide, learn to read.

Re:But CO3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877595)

He even got the "their" in place of they're there, the sign of a thorough trolling.

Bold Move (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877499)

I wish him the best of luck. A gray beard jumping from a well establish company like British Telecom into a startup is a risky move. I'm sure old Bruce isn't hurting for money, but I doubt that he got "rich" at BT.

I think I might have stuck it out for the pension.

Re:Bold Move (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877545)

He didn't leave voluntarily.

Ouch. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877817)

That's gotta sting.

What were the mitigating circumstances, too much time blogging and not enough directing BT's technological future?

Re:Ouch. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45879235)

Publicly the departure is amicable but you know there has to be friction between Bruce, BT, and the British government for his work in helping The Guardian and etc. understand the Snowden NSA disclosures.

Re:Bold Move (5, Interesting)

rkhalloran (136467) | about 8 months ago | (#45877719)

While he's denying it for the record [schneier.com] , he *is* one of the people helping the Guardian/NYT review the Snowden documents [schneier.com] , and given the pressure put on the Guardian by British authorities [theguardian.com] , the timing of his departure from BT does seem a bit suspicious (sorry, Bruce).

I expect between whatever lump-sum he got when BT bought Counterpane, his actual salary at BT, and his writing and speaking engagements, he's not particularly worried about the next mortgage payment.

Schneier denying it for the record? (1)

DTentilhao (3484023) | about 8 months ago | (#45882989)

"While he's denying it for the record, he *is* one of the people helping the Guardian/NYT review the Snowden documents"

Where in that URL does Schneier deny he is working on the Snowden documents with the Guardian/NYT?
-------

'Yes, it's true. And contrary to rumors, this has nothing to do with the NSA or GCHQ. No, BT wasn't always happy with my writings on the topic, but it knew that I am an independent thinker and didn't try to muzzle me in any way. I'm just ready to leave. I spent seven years at BT, and seven years at Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., before BT bought us. It's past time for something new.`

Re:Bold Move (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877763)

Aside from the rumors that he got quietly shitcanned from BT rather than leaving of his own accord, apparently the CEO/founder of Co3 Systems, John Bruce, is an old buddy of his from the Counterpane days.

And In An Unrelated News Story (1)

LifesABeach (234436) | about 8 months ago | (#45877617)

Sun rise today will be at 5:59am, 6:59am for day light savings time.

Re:And In An Unrelated News Story (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45877983)

So close to a solstice? No. Today the sun rose at 05:22am for me and 07:20am for Bruce Schneier.

Re:And In An Unrelated News Story (0)

magic maverick (2615475) | about 8 months ago | (#45878215)

The sun never sets on the British Empire! It also never sets on the French Empire. I'm sure you could argue that it doesn't set on the Americunt Empire for that matter.

Personally, I make sure the sun never sets on me, and therefore there never is a sun rise, by fleeing west ahead of it. My birthday shall never end!

Re:And In An Unrelated News Story (1)

zekele2 (1556449) | about 8 months ago | (#45882019)

The sun never sets on the British Empire!

...because you can't trust an Englishman in the dark :)

Failz,0rs?! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45878269)

to figvht what has

Bruce Schneier is a hack (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45881921)

I'm sorry but I refuse to take Bruce Schneier with any level of seriousness anymore. I've been lead to believe he's some sort of security expert, but not only does he use Windows and ONLY Windows, he has not even tried using Linux because he's lazy:

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1r8ibh/iama_security_technologist_and_author_bruce/cdknf7a [reddit.com]

So he's picked convenience over security, something a security expert should NEVER choose as a priority. Why the fuck should we listen to him anymore?

Re:Bruce Schneier is a hack (1)

trevmar (188523) | about 8 months ago | (#45882773)

If you read further you will see the words: " Although I have started using Tails."

Tails is most certainly is not Windoze. Now, as for Windoze not being secure, at least it is "the devil you know." It has had a decade of hardening. Unlike some of the Linuxes, which use the insecure UEFI for booting, Windoze uses legacy BIOS, which is better characterized for boot kits. There is a lot more to security than is obvious on the surface. If you were a security professional, you would understand that. Meanwhile, please just Google: "Tails Linux"
 

Re:Bruce Schneier is a hack (1)

Burz (138833) | about 8 months ago | (#45883577)

I'm glad Schneier has started using TAILS: He may get some exposure to I2P (included with the distro) and stop prattling on about fighting mass surveillance with more heaps of application-level encryption and 'do some more Tor, too'. That turn-of-the-century mindset is what lead to such spotty privacy and security in the first place... it turns people off by asking them to be mindful of too many standards and implementations.

With I2P, all I usually need to know is whether a certain app is written for it and what the author's reputation is. I also get (full) torrenting and distributed email.

Congrats Bruce (1)

parr (61445) | about 8 months ago | (#45885671)

Have fun

you're late bruce (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45891429)

there's an european company that already created a very comprehensive and effective tool since 2010, which is currently adopted by many Fortune Customers. I would suggest you better do your market research. Maybe it is time to retire.

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