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Tag: nick galbreath
Using Cryptography to Improve Web Application Performance and Security
Source: New York City *BSD User Group
Added: 12 September 2007
Tags: nycbug, presentation, cryptography, nick galbreath
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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.