[Wolves] Security round-table at SBLUG this Thursday

Shane M. Coughlan shane at shaneland.co.uk
Sun Jul 9 12:34:18 BST 2006

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Hello guys

I'll be at a security round-table at South Birmingham LUG this Thursday
July 13th at 7.30pm.  It will take place in the Computer Science
building of Birmingham University.

You can find out how to get to the building here:

I notice the SBLUG website is not yet updated with the meeting.
Whoopsie.  I'll email Tim about that.

My personal approach for this meeting will be centred around the following:

Security for real people
Shane Martin Coughlan

Security is a popular buzzword.  People talk about Internet security,
computer security, information security.  But what is security?  More
importantly, why is security so hard to actually obtain?

Some companies would try to describe security in terms of products and
solutions.  In doing so they frequently misrepresent security as
something you can buy, something tangible.  Security is not tangible.
It's a process.  It's something that involves every aspect of how you
use ICT tools.  Security is a chain encompassing everything used in the
communication process, and the key link in the chain is you.

I'm going to talk about how we can apply security processes to the real
world for real people.  Human interfacing is the key term.  It will help
us to get more from existing tools like OpenPGP and to prepare ourselves
for the coming revolution of quantum encryption.  This is about building
security processes around people rather than machines.


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