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Valerie Fenwick
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Pride: Oracle Santa Clara Campus
  I had a big post planned for earlier this month. How I had read in the Mountain View Voice, my town's local paper, that the city council was arguing about whether or not the city should fly the rainbow flag for one day in June.  How silly I thought that w...
I had a big post planned for earlier this month. How I had read in the Mountain View Voice, my town's local paper, that the city council was arguing about whether or not the city should fly the rainbow flag for one day in Jun...
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ICMC16: Cryptography as a Service (CaaS) for Embedded Security Infrastructure
Matt Landrock , CEO, Cryptomathic  What can we expect from embedded systems?  Internet of Things.... Things: PCs, Phones, Smartmeters,dishwashers, cars, apps.  Often want to validate code running on the "thing" and enable the thing to carry out basic crypto...
Matt Landrock, CEO, Cryptomathic What can we expect from embedded systems? Internet of Things.... Things: PCs, Phones, Smartmeters,dishwashers, cars, apps. Often want to validate code running on the "thing" and enable the ...
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ICMC16: Entropy Requirements Comparison between FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and ISO 19790 Standards
  Richard Wang , FIPS Laboratory Manager, Gossamer Security Solutions, Tony Apted , CCTL Technical Director, Leidos Entropy is a measure of the disorder, randomeness or uncertainty in a closed system.  Entropy underpins cryptography, and if it's bad, things...
Richard Wang, FIPS Laboratory Manager, Gossamer Security Solutions, Tony Apted, CCTL Technical Director, Leidos Entropy is a measure of the disorder, randomeness or uncertainty in a closed system. Entropy underpins cryptogra...
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ICMC16: Finding Random Bits for OpenSSL
Denis Gauthier, Oracle OpenSSL provides entropy for the non FIPS case, but not for the FIPS case. BYOE - Bring your own entropy, if you're running in FIPS mode. OpenSSL gets its entropy from /dev/urandom, /dev/random, /dev/srandom, but since /dev/urandom do...
Denis Gauthier, Oracle OpenSSL provides entropy for the non FIPS case, but not for the FIPS case. BYOE - Bring your own entropy, if you're running in FIPS mode. OpenSSL gets its entropy from /dev/urandom, /dev/random, /dev/sr...
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ICMC16: The OpenSSL 1.1 Audit
Kenneth White There is an Open Crypto Audit Project. Originally formed to do an audit of the TrueCrypt audit.  Currently seeking non-profit status.  More recently looking ath OpenSSL.  Why? It's everywhere! OpenSSL 1.0.2 FIPS is in over a 100 validations. E...
Kenneth White There is an Open Crypto Audit Project. Originally formed to do an audit of the TrueCrypt audit. Currently seeking non-profit status. More recently looking ath OpenSSL. Why? It's everywhere! OpenSSL 1.0.2 FIPS...
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Remembering Roger Faulkner, UNIX Legend
Roger Faulkner, UNIX engineer since 1976, SunOS/Solaris developer since 1990, creator of /procfs, passed away this past weekend.   Photo by Sherry Q. Moore, 2010.  Roger Faulkner was intelligent and had no patience for fools. He was always happy to share hi...
Roger Faulkner, UNIX engineer since 1976, SunOS/Solaris developer since 1990, creator of /procfs, passed away this past weekend. Photo by Sherry Q. Moore, 2010. Roger Faulkner was intelligent and had no patience for f...
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ICMC16: Unboxing the White-Box: Practical Attacks Against Obfuscated Ciphers
Jasper van Woudenberg , CTO North America, Riscure Jasper has been doing white boxing for a long time - hacking assembly in a video game to get passwords for higher levels as a kid :-) It's important to protect the keys. Is it possible to do it with just so...
Jasper van Woudenberg, CTO North America, Riscure Jasper has been doing white boxing for a long time - hacking assembly in a video game to get passwords for higher levels as a kid :-) It's important to protect the keys. Is it...
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ICMC16: Entropy As a Service: Unlocking the Full Potential of Cryptography
Apostol Vassilev , Research Lead–STVM, Computer Security Division, NIST Crypto is going smaller and light weight, lightweight protocols, apis, etc. In modern cryptography, the algorithms are known. Key generation and management govern the strength of the ke...
Apostol Vassilev, Research Lead–STVM, Computer Security Division, NIST Crypto is going smaller and light weight, lightweight protocols, apis, etc. In modern cryptography, the algorithms are known. Key generation and managemen...
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ICMC16: Improving Module's Performance When Executing the Power-up Tests
Allen Roginsky, CMVP NIST There are power-up tests and conditional tests. Power-up includes integrity test, approved algorithm test, critical functions tests.  Conditional are things like generating key pairs, a bypass test. Implementations have become more...
Allen Roginsky, CMVP NIST There are power-up tests and conditional tests. Power-up includes integrity test, approved algorithm test, critical functions tests. Conditional are things like generating key pairs, a bypass test. ...
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ICMC16: LibreSSL
Giovanni Bechis , Owner, System Administrator and Developer, SnB, Developer, OpenBSD The LibreSSL project started in April 2014, after heartbleed was discovered in OpenSSL. Man vendors and systems were impacted by this, and there is no way to tell if you ha...
Giovanni Bechis, Owner, System Administrator and Developer, SnB, Developer, OpenBSD The LibreSSL project started in April 2014, after heartbleed was discovered in OpenSSL. Man vendors and systems were impacted by this, and th...
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ICMC16: Secure Access with Open Source Authentication
Donald Malloy , LSExperts For years, Mastercard and Visa said the cost to implement the chips in cards cost more than the fraud, but that has all changed in recent years.  EMV (Chip and Pin) is being rolled out in the US, which will push the US fraud to onl...
Donald Malloy, LSExperts For years, Mastercard and Visa said the cost to implement the chips in cards cost more than the fraud, but that has all changed in recent years. EMV (Chip and Pin) is being rolled out in the US, whic...
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Valerie is has over a decade of experience with computer security and operating systems. Her interests include reading, skiing, singing, dancing, women in science and computing and... beer :)
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  • Purdue University
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1996