Subject: Wednesday's NYCBUG meeting
To: None <>
From: George Rosamond <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 09/03/2007 11:48:00
FYI, for anyone interested . . .

September 05, 2007

Using Cryptography to Improve Web Application Performance and Security

6:45 pm, Suspenders Restaurant

Cryptography has a reputation of slowing down applications. However if 
done correctly, it can actually be used to improve performance by 
storing high-value/high-cost results "in public." In addition the same 
techniques can solve common security problems such as authorization, 
parameter scanning, and parameter rewriting.

All are welcome -- no previous experience with cryptography is required, 
and the techniques will be presented in a programming-language neutral 

Nick Galbreath have been working on high performance servers and web 
security at various high profile startups since 1994 (most recently 
Right Media). He holds a Master degree of Mathematics from Boston 
University, and published a book on cryptography. He currently lives in 
the Lower East Side.