I’ve recently had some time to catch up on reading and research. I’ve decided to start writing again here about cryptography, embedded systems, and security.

Recently, I enjoyed being on the “Security, Cryptography, Whatever” podcast. I got a chance to cover some past projects and how the fields of cryptography and security have changed over the past 25 years.

  • Part 1 (1997 – 2007): Netscape, FIPS-140, Cryptography Research, satellite TV piracy wars, Blu-ray content protection wars
  • Part 2: (2008 – 2016): toll systems & smart meter hacking, designing a secure payment terminal (one of my favorite design projects), binary similarity analysis for app stores startup (SourceDNA), and the possible future of high assurance designs

I hope you enjoy hearing these stories as much as I did retelling them. More to come soon!