Heartbleed, NSA & Trust
- TYPE: Keynote DATE: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 TIME: 19:10-19:30
And then there was blood, everywhere in cyberspace.
The stats are staggering. Netcraft says that between 60 - 66% of all websites run some form of OpenSSL! The community spirit, the dedication and commitment to developing good operational code made openssl the choice to secure the cyber highways of the internet.
So, what or who allowed the “heart to bleed” for so long? Why did it take so long to discover? Why, what, who, how and when. There are several questions that need answering but above all is the question. Is open source secure? With heartbleed, the tables have been turned upside down. Not only that, but all the food on the tables has also fallen on the floor!. The community approach appears to have been a significant contributor to creating the single biggest and most serious vulnerability in cyber history factor.
However, Heartbleed is just another incident in a long series. DigiNotar a while ago affected the trustworthiness of SSL. The Snowden Revelations shook trust in Internet Security to the core.
There was a victim that not many people are talking about. In this talk Amar Singh presents his argument why there is no such thing as a free lunch and discusses the victim. Heartbleed may just be the tip of a very big iceberg.
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Mr. Levent Kara
+49 211 23707710
- May 13 - 16, 2014 Munich, Germany