Bruce Schneier is a prominent technologist and author. He is Founder and CTO of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., a provider of managed security services. Schneier has authored six books, among them Applied Cryptography and Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World. He has presented papers at many international conferences, and is a frequent writer and lecturer on the topics of cryptography, computer security, and privacy. His technical work includes designing the Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms. Schneier served on the board of directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, and is an Advisory Board member for the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He holds an MS degree in computer science from American University and a BS degree in physics from the University of Rochester.