Q&A: Bruce Schneier, founder and CTO of Counterpane

Friday, 31 October 2003, 12:43 PM EST

Companies must stop treating IT security in isolation from other business processes, according to Bruce Schneier founder of Counterpane and keynote speaker at next week's RSA Conference.

Schneier warns that our approach to hackers and online fraud is often based on the false premise that it's a mysterious new phenomenon.

He urges businesses to think about IT security like they do every other aspect of crime prevention. If you want to understand the dangers look at the threat to your bottom line, don't fall for the hype about IT hackers, 'just follow the money.'

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