Cryptography for Programmers – Daniel James [ACCU 2018]



WE ARE SORRY FOR THE POOR AUDIO IN THIS TALK, THE MIC FAILED AT THE START OF THE TALK LEAVING ONLY THE ONBOARD CAMERA AUDIO – WE HAVE TRIED TO CLEAN IT UP AS BEST WE CAN.

In an increasingly hostile world security is becoming more and more important in today’s software design. Increasing regulation also means that security measures are mandated in the design of new software.

Many programmers, however, are unfamiliar with security concepts and jargon, and find the learning curve challenging.

This talk will give an introduction to cryptographic techniques and an overview of the use of cryptography in software. It is aimed at programmers, not at mathematicians or at cryptographers.

The talk will be language-agnostic, but will include some discussion of common cryptographic APIs, which are typically written to be C-callable.

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