SECurity FUNdamentals

How to Build an Insecure System out of Perfectly Good Cryptography

Security Fundamentals (714AB) October 10, 2019 10:15 am - 11:15 am Feedback     

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Radia Perlman

Cryptographers focus on provably secure cryptographic primitives. Standards bodies focus on syntax of messages. But there are many system issues that get ignored, leading to interesting security problems. Examples include trust models for PKI, misuse of web cookies, naming issues, and placing unreasonable demands on users. This session provides lessons on and mechanisms for avoiding the similar mistakes.