Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium
February 26 - 28, 2010 - Milwaukee, WI
Encryption on the JVM: Advanced Techniques
Now that you have the basics of encryption under your belt, we'll advance to talking about where it is sensible and performant to add this level of security to your application. Symmetric key and public key encryption have various levels of processing overhead, so you can't blindly just use the "best" encryption out there. What about password hashes? Did you know they are vulnerable with our "salt"?
We'll look at the performance metrics, security strength and weaknesses of various encryption algorithms. Given today's global economy, we'll also talk about what strength keys can and cannot be used across national borders. Lastly, we'll look at protocol-wrapping encryption techniques, such as VPNs, as a solution to abstracting away this difficult area of programming into a higher level service or device. We'll end with a brief peek at quantum and elliptic curve encryption.
Prerequisite: Encryption Bootcamp on the JVM
About Matthew McCullough
Matthew McCullough is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, open source education, and co-founder of Ambient Ideas, LLC, a Denver consultancy. Matthew currently is VP of Training at GitHub.com, author of the Git Master Class series for O'Reilly, speaker at over 30 national and international conferences, author of three of the top 10 DZone RefCards, and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group. His current topics of research center around project automation: build tools (Gradle), distributed version control (Git, GitHub), Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Travis) and Quality Metrics (Sonar). Matthew resides in Denver, Colorado with his beautiful wife and two young daughters, who are active in nearly every outdoor activity Colorado has to offer.More About Matthew »