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

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


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.