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2017-05-03 - Building Open Source Random Number Generators, Rob Seward
18:45, LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, Manhattan
Abstract

Many of our secure encryption systems depend on black-box closed-source random number generators. After the Snowden documents revealed that the NSA tried to undermine random number generation with the DUAL_EC_DRGB algorithm, there is renewed interest in using open-source hardware as a more secure way to generate random numbers. With this in mind I set out to manufacture an open-sourced design on a small scale as a means to disseminate knowledge about true hardware random number generation. In this talk I'll discuss some of the thinking behind my project http://www.openrandom.org.

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Speaker Bio

Rob is an iOS engineer at Electric Objects. He has been fiddling with random number circuits for about 10 years. He also makes art.