PROMINENT SECURITY RESEARCHER Bruce Schneier has joined the board of directors at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Schneier is one of the most respected and well known security researchers and is known for his progressive stance on vulnerability disclosure. The EFF has announced that Schneier will join its board of directors and will provide insight to the organisation as it tries to understand more about US National Security Agency (NSA) data collection.
Schneier is keen to help the EFF in opposing the widely criticised internet data collection activities by government authorities. He said, "EFF is one of the leading organizations fighting the government's unconstitutional spying, marshalling legal and technological expertise to battle surveillance in the courtroom and in Congress. I'm excited to work together with the board and the staff as we learn more about this spying and how we can shut it down."
Schneier has worked on a number of encryption algorithms over the years and is the CTO of BT's Managed Security Services.
EFF executive director Shari Steele said, "Bruce is one of America's premier technologists - the person both experts and the general public turn to when they need answers to tough security questions. We are very proud to have him join our Board of Directors to help EFF meet the challenges of the years ahead."
While the EFF's board already includes several highly respected members, Schneier's reputation in the field of security is unsurpassed and should only help the EFF get its message across in the mainstream media, legislatures and the courts to highlight the fundamental rights that are being trampled upon by government surveillance of internet users. µ