Encryption is an important thing – but it is used far too rarely. This was the message of the keynote lecture held by cryptovision employee Klaus Schmeh at the Security PWNing on 15 November in Warsaw. With almost 1000 visitors, Security PWNing is one of the most important IT security conferences in Eastern Europe. The hacker Gynvael Coldwind, who chaired the program committee, had engaged Schmeh because he has appreciated his presentation style – with a lot of humor and self-drawn cartoons – for years. Coldwind and the rest of the audience were not disappointed. Schmeh not only relentlessly revealed the shortcomings of the current (non-)use of cryptography, but also presented interesting solution strategies. The new magic word is “human-centred cryptography”. The human being has to be the focus of attention, then encryption will work.
Security PWNing website: https://www.instytutpwn.pl/konferencja/pwning/
For the sixth time in a row cryptovision employee Klaus Schmeh was a speaker at the renowned NSA Symposium on Cryptologic History in Washington, D.C. This event, organized by the NSA, brought together 350 experts from all over the world in mid-October, including numerous NSA employees. One of Klaus’ two lectures (on block ciphers) took place within a panel together with three well-known cryptology colleagues. One of them had contacted Schmeh a few weeks before the event and asked if he could participate in the panel: Whitfield Diffe, the co-inventor of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and co-founder of asymmetric cryptography – and thus one of the most important computer scientists of our time. Klaus, of course, agreed, and the result was a prominent panel with exciting lectures and expert discussions, which was one of the highlights of the symposium.
Max Paul, one of the most important smartcard experts worldwide and partner of cryptovision, is celebrating his 50th birthday. For this reason, he invites all interested parties to the Digitall Day on October 3, 2019 in Mödling near Vienna, Austria. It goes without saying that cryptovision accepted this invitation. Besides the managing directors Markus Hoffmeister and Marco Smeja, further employees of the company will be on site. cryptovision expert Klaus Schmeh will slip into the role of a cybercriminal and give important tips in a (nearly serious) lecture. Participation in the Digitall Day is open to anyone who is interested, only registration is required. Participation is free of charge.
Digitall Day website: http://www.cardeas.at/agenda/digitallday/agenda
Cryptovision is represented at the it-sa 2019 in Nuremberg (October 8-10) with a booth and a lecture. With over 700 exhibitors and 15,000 attendants, it-sa is regarded as the most important European IT security event. Cryptovision shares a booth (#10.0-112) with its partners Bundesdruckerei and genua, presenting the VS-NfD-approved encryption solution GreenShield as well as several other innovative products. On the last day of the fair, cryptovision expert Klaus Schmeh will give a lecture on user-oriented encryption (1:45 p.m., Hall München 2). We look forward to meeting you at it-sa 2019.
it-sa website: www.it-sa.de