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Allow myself to encrypt...myself! - Evan Davison (BSides Las Vegas 2014) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Allow myself to encrypt...myself!
Evan Davison

At BSides LV 2013, I shared a dream…of a day when all-the-things would be endowed with…with huge…encryption! YES! BIG ENCRYPTION! Where NSA is spelled with F & U! Of a future where I can share my data without sacrificing ownership, confidentiality, or anything else. Where my memes and social awkwardness will be appreciated! Um…seriously though, we played “fantasy defense-in-depth”, sacrificed an “admin dude” dressed like the black knight, and generally shocked the world that the internet isn’t a safe place.
Wait…ok…now seriously, we explored why the “escalation of weaponry” means defense is futile; why the networks of the future, pervasive ubiquity, and other unknowns won’t fit into a secure perimeter; that we need to protect data over devices; that if we can’t control how our data is transmitted, processed, or stored we need to figure out how to protect it!
Can we create data resilient to attack even when the host it resides on is compromised? How do we not lose availability or the ability to share & collaborate with others? We were on the trail last year, but now we think we have a solution & can’t wait to show you! Fast forward 1 year & we have possibly the first open source destined & patent protected comprehensive framework for data protection. It’s a big idea with big challenges destined for failure without your input and expertise so come join the conga line to crazy town!

Bio: Evan Davison
Sr. Engineer, FireEye/Mandiant
With hardly any experience in anything worth discussing, Evan is a frustrated and jaded security professional tired of responding to incidents and data owners in a broken mantra…"I told you so! Oh, you agree? Then WTF!" After a certification binge and stint at corporate ladder climbing, he abandoned all hope of making businesses and government any more secure from the inside. Now he breaks stuff...

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