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Rethinking Dogma: Musings on the Future of Security
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Dan Kaminsky, Chief Scientist, White Ops
Security has become a first-class engineering requirement. But it is not the only such requirement. In this talk, I'm going to consider various sacred cows in security and ask whether we'll still believe in them in a few years. Does the user model make sense now in a world of app servers? Are biometrics better or worse than passwords? Will DJB become the new NIST? Let's talk about the future of actually delivering security to our users.
Dan Kaminsky has been a noted security researcher for over a decade, and has spent his career advising Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco, Avaya, and Microsoft. Dan spent three years working with Microsoft on their Vista, Server 2008, and Windows 7 releases.
Dan is best known for his work finding a critical flaw in the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), and for leading what became the largest synchronized fix to the Internet’s infrastructure of all time. Of the seven Recovery Key Shareholders who possess the ability to restore the DNS root keys, Dan is the American representative. Dan is presently developing systems to reduce the cost and complexity of securing critical infrastructure.
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