Meetings and Events

Cryptography in Web Apps, Nick Galbreath
2007-09-05 @ 18:30 EDT (22:30 UTC) - Suspenders Bar and Restaurant +

Using Cryptography to Improve Web Application Performance and Security: Cryptography has a reputation of slowing down applications. However if done correctly, it can actually be used to improve performance by storing high-value/high-cost results "in public." In addition the same techniques can solve common security problems such as authorization, parameter scanning, and parameter rewriting. All are welcome -- no previous experience with cryptography is required, and the techniques will be presented in a programming-language neutral format.

Nick Galbreath have been working on high performance servers and web security at various high profile startups since 1994 (most recently Right Media). He holds a Master degree of Mathematics from Boston University, and published a book on cryptography. He currently lives in the Lower East Side.