.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

filling the void

Friday, October 12, 2007

Bruce Schneier Talks at Defcon 15

From Bruce's blog we get a link to the talk he gave at Defcon 15. It's actually just a Q&A session, but it's quite insightful and interesting. Besides, Bruce is an awesome speaker, he's funny, he's charismatic, and he has a great voice. If this man was selling volcano insurance, I'd buy it in a second.
He takes some questions about the flying withing an ID, and the TSA, and why they have one of the shittiest jobs in the world. He goes on to talk about crypto and hash functions and how NIST is going to do for hash functions what they did for the AES, namely have a competition to get the next successor to SHA-1.
He also gets a question about privacy which he answers brilliantly and at length. This, for me, was the highlight of the show.
He then talks about side channel attacks on crypto and electronic voting and some more crypto.
All in all a very good way to spend 49 minutes and 20 seconds. It's available from google video here.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home