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Wednesday, April 6 • 11:05am - 11:55am
Cryptography Basics for Embedded Developers - Eystein Stenberg, Mender

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Many vulnerabilities and breaches happen due to incorrect use of cryptographic mechanisms like encryption. This talk will cover the basic mechanisms of cryptography, like encryption, signatures, and key storage, looking at how these are used to create important security properties like authentication, confidentiality and integrity. Performance is particularly important for embedded development and we will cover which cryptographic operations are computationally expensive and why. We will highlight implementations of cryptographic mechanisms that help meet the performance needs of embedded devices, including Elliptic Curve Cryptography. We will wrap up with common pitfalls, libraries and tools relevant for secure use of cryptography for embedded devices.

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Eystein Stenberg

CTO, Mender.io
Eystein Stenberg has over 7 years of experience in security and systems management as a developer, support engineer, technical account manager, product manager and now as a CTO. He has been in the front line of some of the largest production environments in various roles and has in-depth knowledge of the challenges in systems security in a real-world context. Eystein has spoken at various conferences, including Embedded Linux Conference, Embedded... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:05am - 11:55am
Harbor Ballroom A