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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
MP3 version (18Mb)
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
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.