Privacy and security – 20/02/2014


AnonymousThe Open Source Specialist Group  (OSSG) and Open Source Hardware User Group are hosting a meeting dedicated to security and privacy.

The even will take place at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA betwen 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

This is a free event but booking is required.

Security protocols in constrained environments

Implementation of security protocols such as TLS, SSH or IPsec come with a memory and compute overhead. Whilst this has become negligible in full scale environments it’s still a real issue for hobbyist and embedded developers. This presentation will look at the sources of the overheads, what can be done to minimise them, and what sort of hardware platforms can be made to absorb them. The benefits and potential pitfalls of hardware specific implementations will also be examined.

Chris Swan is CTO at CohesiveFT where he helps build secure cloud based networks. He’s previously been a security guy at large Swiss banks, and before that was a Weapon Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. Chris has tinkered with electronics since pre-school, and these days has a desk littered with various dev boards and projects.