Keynote: "The changing face of cryptography"
Fred Piper was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of London in 1975 and has worked in information security since 1979. In 1985, he formed a company, Codes & Ciphers Ltd, which offers consultancy advice in all aspects of information security. He has acted as a consultant to over 80 companies including a number of financial institutions and major industrial companies in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa and the USA. The consultancy work has been varied and has included algorithm design and analysis, work on EFTPOS and ATM networks, data systems, security audits, risk analysis and the formulation of security policies. He has lectured worldwide on information security, both academically and commercially, has published more than 100 papers and is joint author of Cipher Systems (1982), one of the first books to be published on the subject of protection of communications, Secure Speech Communications (1985), Digital Signatures - Security & Controls (1999) and Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (2002).
Damien Gordon Phd (Dublin institute of Technology)
Keynote: "Hackers and Hollywood: The Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hacking"
Damian Gordon is a lecturer with the School of Computing at the Dublin Institute of Technology and is Programme Co-ordinator for the School's Masters in Computing (Assistive Technology). He was primary researcher on two EU funded projects whose particular focus was looking at issues associated with technoacceptance - the ILT and the E4 projects - and was Educational Advisor for the Ireland-China EMERSION project. His research interests include Differentiated Instruction, Computer Security, Technostress, ICT and Special Needs, Virtual Learning Environments, Image reconstruction from specular reflections, and Lateral Thinking Techniques.
OWASP Global Board Member
OWASP Code Review Guide Lead Author