Better Software East 2017 Concurrent Session : Implement Practical and Proven Encryption Practices


Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Implement Practical and Proven Encryption Practices

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From its earliest times, software development has featured commercial and government-grade encryption libraries. Encryption libraries make it possible for organizations to protect data with the highest level of security. Gene Chorba says that despite a big push in the past few years to use encryption to combat security breaches, lack of expertise among developers and overly complex libraries have led to widespread implementation failures in business applications. Although any developers believe they know how to implement crypto, they haven't had any specific training in cryptography and have a false sense of security. Therefore, even though they end up with applications where encryption is present and can tick that checkbox, attackers are still able to penetrate and obtain sensitive data. Gene wants to change that. Join Gene as he takes you through the best encryption libraries available, explains what types of applications should be using them, explores the direction that encryption is going, discusses how to implement encryption in your applications, and shares today’s best practices when using encryption.

Gene Chorba
Ionic Security

Gene Chorba is the head of the developer relations program at Ionic Security, an Atlanta-based security startup focused on encryption. Gene is a partner with Covello, and the founder and director of HackGSU. An award-winning hacker and developer, Gene is world-recognized as a voice in security and has become a force in educating developers worldwide. When not speaking about security and encryption, Gene attends hackathons all over the United States. He has been written about by NPR, New York Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Popular Mechanics, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Federal Times, and many other publications. Find Gene on Twitter @DualPandas.