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VIDEO: Bruce Schneier Thinks that Morality Leads to Better Security

In an in-depth interview with eSecurity Planet at the Black Hat 2012 conference in Las Vegas last week, Schneier argued that looking at security solely from a technology perspective is to take a too narrow view of the problem.

"If you look at broader society, there is a lot of security that happens at a much more personal level," Schneier said.

That personal level includes things like basic human decency and moral codes.

"If you steal my stuff, you feel bad," Schneier said. "And you feeling bad is a security mechanism that we as a society have evolved, to help society work."

Schneier argues that evoking morals on the Internet is likely to make all us more secure, especially as the Internet itself becomes more social.

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:
Can Morality Improve Security?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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