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Security Guru Bruce Schneier Joins Startup Co3

Schneier calls new gig at incident response management vendor a natural progression.

Famed security expert Bruce Schneier has left BT and is now CTO of incident response (IR) management startup Co3 Systems.

Schneier, who had previously served on Co3 Systems' advisory board and helped shape the look and feel of the software-as-a-service firm's architecture, says the time had come for him to make a change and leave BT. He had been the security futurologist for BT since it purchased his network monitoring services firm Counterpane Internet Security in October 2006.

Word that Schneier was leaving BT leaked publicly last month, and speculation arose that it had to do with his outspoken criticism of surveillance by the NSA and Britain's GCHQ.

But Schneier says BT never tried to censor his high-profile analysis of the Snowden leaks. "BT never tried to force me to toe the party line. And while my opinions on the NSA might not have been the same as their opinions, they never once stopped me from saying or publishing something," Schneier told Dark Reading in an interview. "Independent thinking was one of the things BT valued of me."

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