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Re: next NYC*BUG: Secure RNGs
On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:03:44PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:43:34 -0400 George Rosamond
> <george%ceetonetechnology.com@localhost> wrote:
> > This should be a big-deal meeting:
> Indeed. I've heard Yevgeniy talk about this topic at academic
> conferences -- anyone who is involved with or interested in secure
> random number generators should take the opportunity to learn about
> his work.
perhaps this may be of additional recommended reading
to prepare for the topic (:
> > The April meeting will be a special event held at New York
> > University on TUESDAY, April 1, and NOT Suspenders. In May, we
> > will return to Suspenders for our regularly scheduled meetings.
> > The meeting room will fit up to 58 people, so spread the word.
> > ****
> > April 1, Tuesday - Secure Random Number Generators, Yevgeniy Dodis
> > 7:15 PM, NYU, Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer St)
> > WWH 101
> > * Abstract
> > We will discuss how to design (and not design) secure Random Number
> > Generators. In particular, we will show attacks on
> > Linux /dev/random, present first theoretical analysis on the
> > Windows 8 RNG Fortuna, and talk about the importance of provable
> > security.
> > We will follow these papers:
> > http://eprint.iacr.org/2013/338
> > http://eprint.iacr.org/2014/167
> > Recent and relevant blog posts:
> > https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/03/the_security_of_7.html
> > https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/10/insecurities_in.html
> > http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/10/14/2318211/linux-rng-may-be-insecure-after-all
> > * Speaker Bio
> > Yevgeniy Dodis is a Professor of computer science at New York
> > University. Dr. Dodis received his summa cum laude Bachelors degree
> > in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University in
> > 1996, and his PhD degree in Computer Science from MIT in 2000. Dr.
> > Dodis was a post-doc at IBM T.J.Watson Research center in 2000, and
> > joined New York University as an Assistant Professor in 2001. He
> > was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and Full Professor in
> > 2012.
> > Dr. Dodis' research is primarily in cryptography and network
> > security. In particular, he worked in a variety of areas including
> > leakage-resilient cryptography, cryptography under weak randomness,
> > cryptography with biometrics and other noisy data, hash function and
> > block cipher design, protocol composition and information-theoretic
> > cryptography. Dr. Dodis has more than 100 scientific publications at
> > various conferences, journals and other venues, was the Program
> > co-Chair for the 2015 Theory of Cryptography Conference, has been
> > on program committees of many international conferences (including
> > FOCS, STOC, CRYPTO and Eurocrypt), and gave numerous invited
> > lectures and courses at various venues.
> > Dr. Dodis is the recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER
> > Award, Faculty Awards from IBM, Google and VMware, and Best Paper
> > Award at 2005 Public Key Cryptography Conference. As an
> > undergraduate student, he was also a winner of the US-Canada Putnam
> > Mathematical Competition in 1995.
> Perry E. Metzger perry%piermont.com@localhost
paranoic mickey (my employers have changed but, the name has remained)
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