19th-20th November 2011 - Melbourne, Australia
Building on four decades of experience with security design for the built environment (buildings and houses) known as crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), this talk looks at how CPTED is applied in practice, and how similar principles could be used as part of at an embarrassingly simple risk-mitigation strategy that helps protect browser users from malicious web sites.
Peter Gutmann is a researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland working on design and analysis of cryptographic security architectures. He helped write the popular PGP encryption package, has authored a number of papers and RFC's on security and encryption including the X.509 Style Guide for certificates, and is the author of the open source cryptlib security toolkit.
In his spare time he pokes holes in whatever security systems and mechanisms catch his attention and grumbles about PKIs and the lack of security usability.