Random Number Generation - Lava Lamps, Clouds, New Standards and the IoT

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5:30 - 6:15 - Chat, Chew and Brew

6:15 - 6:45 - Chapter and OWASP events and news, audience announcements, questions, application security news(Google and Symantec certs, HTML5, Chrome features, SDLC and Microservices, others?)

6:50 pm Main Presentation

Title - Random Number Generation - Lava Lamps, Clouds, New Standards and the IoT

The SANS Institute recently listed "Weak random number generators" as one of the 7 most dangerous security techniques to watch in 2017. But how do you really know how good your random numbers are? Virtualization and IoT make things worse and new standards are a wake-up call. Random numbers are the basis of security for all cryptography, yet they are often taken for granted. Without entropy, crypto is just math.

Learn why random numbers are so hard to generate and validate, compare different technologies in use today across virtualized environments, and discuss operational steps to take the risk out of random numbers and help secure cryptosystems even into the era of quantum computers. BIO - Richard Moulds, General Manager of Whitewood Security, has spoken at RSA 2017 and at several OWASP chapter events in New York, Chicago and Austin. Richard has over 20 years of experience in the area of cryptography and encryption.