Ask Bruce

November 18th @ 12:00 (GMT +4) // HITB Main Track

Bruce Schneier, legendary cryptology guru, and internationally renowned security technologist, will be keynoting this year’s HITB CyberWeek Virtual Edition on the 18th of November!

Unlike a typical HITB keynote, Bruce is instead giving YOU the chance to pick his brain and have him answer your burning questions live during this session.

Send your questions in using the form below before the 1st of November, and Bruce will pick out what he feels are the 10 most interesting questions to answer on the future of our ever changing cyber security landscape.

The live stream keynote takes place 10am – 11am GMT+4 on the 18th, and will be broadcast via the HITB Youtube channel and also restreamed elsewhere. You can also join us on Discord to chat with fellow attendees and other event speakers.

Bruce Schneier
Cryptographer & Security Technologist

About The Speaker

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of over one dozen books–including his latest, Click Here to Kill Everybody–as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people.

He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and


November 19th @ 12:00 (GMT +4) // HITB Main Track

The War for Control of DNS Encryption​

Pervasive monitoring of the Internet by both government, corporate, and criminal actors has triggered an encryption wavefront as wide as the Internet itself. DNS, as the map of the Internet’s territory, is seen as especially sensitive and there are now several competing encryption standards waiting to be deployed.

In this keynote, Dr. Vixie will explain the original problem, describe the protocol-level solutions, and then show how vendors like Google, Mozilla Corporation, Microsoft, and Apple are deploying these technologies across their product lines. Opinions may also be offered.

Paul Vixie
Chairman, CEO and Cofounder

About The Speaker

Dr. Paul Vixie is an internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO and cofounder of award-winning Farsight Security, Inc. Dr. Vixie was inducted into the internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS and anti-spam technologies. He is the author of open source internet software including BIND 8, and of many internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit internet infrastructure company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). In 2018, he cofounded SIE Europe UG, a European data sharing collective to fight cybercrime. Dr. Vixie earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010.

Dr. Vixie is frequently invited to deliver keynotes at technology and business events around the world. He has presented at such events as Copenhagen Cybercrime Conference, FIRST, Palo Alto Networks IGNITE, RSA, Black Hat, DNS-OARC, SANS, Swiss Cyber Storm, and VirusBulletin.