PRESENTATION: Needs more salt... Why you should care about libsodium
Presentation by Garrett Rappaport, Backend Engineer, ShootProof
Cryptography has never been an approachable subject, especially when it comes to computing. Libsodium has set out to change that. We hear about systems being compromised on a daily basis with millions of passwords out on the web free to use to access other site's accounts and systems. This is unacceptable! What happens when these systems are compromised? Can crackers access your "encrypted" data? Can they access your "hashed" passwords? This talk will discuss proper hashing mechanisms for passwords, libsodium, and encryption and how it relates to our PHP applications and systems.
About Garrett: Garrett is a Backend Engineer at ShootProof, LLC. He has been developing professionally in PHP for about 4.5 years. He is passionate about the topics of cryptography, privacy, and blockchain technologies and their practical applications in today's technology infused world. In his free time, he enjoys playing various table-top games, playing guitar and mandolin, hiking, perusing whitepapers, and playing with obscure *nix operating systems.
New Meeting Feature: Open Spaces! We're going to continue with a new discussion format among attendees. Please come with some questions or discussion topics in mind. The group will vote on suggestions and we'll cover things, based on interest, in a rotating panel style. Come share your expertise!
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/N2F52DZs9Cs (parking deck entrance, 600 building is due north of the deck)
SPECIAL NOTE: There will be a Braves game on this night, so there will be people monitoring the parking deck entrances. You will need to say you are coming to a meeting at ShootProof to be allowed to park (and also mention it to building security, as always.) It is best to arrive no later than 7pm.
Food provided by AtlantaPHP.