7 (more) security TED Talks you can’t miss

The first list 10 security Ted Talks you can’t miss was so popular we decided to serve another

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Second edition

The first list 10 security Ted Talks you can’t miss was so popular we decided to serve another. So here is another batch of must see security and privacy videos. In this selection you’ll find speakers taking on some of the most pressing, and persistent, security and privacy challenges of our time, from how society can fight the war on terror while maintaining the social values we cherish to Bruce Schneier’s talk on how challenging it is for us to evaluate and understand risk. It’s a must-see talk. Well, we think they all are, so enjoy.

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We can fight terror without sacrificing rights

Speaker: Rebecca MacKinnon
Time: 11:56

Internet freedom activist Rebecca MacKinnon contends in this talk that society can fight terror without destroying what we value. MacKinnon says stronger encryption and media and activism are the keys to defeating extremism. It’s about protecting what we value without responding in ways that prove detrimental. In addition to the important argument being made, there is a parallel to enterprise security teams in that they need to find ways to protect the business without stifling its mission.

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Think your email’s private? Think again

Speaker: Andy Yen
Time: 12:09

We’ve been able to encrypt email and files since almost forever. But encryption certainly hasn’t taken off among users. Physicist and economist Andy Yen wants to change all of that. With his colleagues at CERN, Wei Sun and Jason Stockman, Yen and the team have ideas on how to make everyday encryption accessible with their start-up.

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Protecting Twitter users (sometimes from themselves)

Speaker: Del Harvey
Time: 9:19

Making social media reasonably secure (and even reasonably pleasant) is a tall order. In this talk, Del Harvey, who leads Twitter’s Trust and Safety Team and fights the daily abuse, trolling, and stalking and shares how she works to secure hundreds of millions of Twitter users every day.

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How to fool a GPS

Speaker: Todd Humphreys
Time: 14:30

In this talk, Todd Humphreys predicts the (not-so-distant) future of geolocation when hyper-accurate and connected GPS will make it possible to pinpoint anything with profound repercussions on personal privacy and how such technology may harbor unintended repercussions.

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The security mirage

Speaker: Bruce Schneier
Time: 21:05

In this talk, Bruce Schneier speaks about how we tend to be very bad when it comes to understanding real-world risks and making wise risk-based judgments. It’s an important message for anyone trying to manage, and explain, the risks enterprises face.

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A new way to stop identity theft

Speaker: David Birch
Time: 17:03

Identity and digital money expert David Birch shares his view on how to reduce the risks of identity theft by only sharing with others, electronically, on a need to know basis per transaction.

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How to avoid surveillance ... with the phone in your pocket

Speaker: Christopher Soghoian

Time: 6:16

Interesting and troubling talk about backdoors in the telecommunications systems and devices we use – and how to avoid them. Soghoian talks about how some technology companies are fighting back, and resisting governments call to install voice and messaging backdoors.

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