Cryptography may be the most important agent of change in the world today. A technology that a few years ago was the province of obscure academic research is now behind headline news: cryptocurrencies, subtle bugs that threaten the entire Internet, and invisible data breaches that steal millions of credit cards. This talk will explain the core principles that define cryptographic security, show how those principles drive practical systems, and speculate how bleeding-edge innovations like Bitcoin and homomorphic encryption might play out.
About Terence Spies
Terence Spies has over 19 years of security and systems software development experience, working with leading companies such as Microsoft, Asta Networks and others. Terence now serves as Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the expansion of Voltage technology into new application areas such as mobility, payments and other areas where application data security is required.
Prior to joining Voltage, Terence worked at Asta Networks as Director of Development and VP of Engineering. Before Asta, Terence was with Microsoft for almost 9 years where he started the public key cryptography group and led the development of Microsoft Crypto API. While at Microsoft, Terence also designed the SSL server and client side implementations for Microsoft Internet Explorer, participated in the PCT/TLS protocol design, led the development team for the Microsoft Certificate Server and led the integration of the certificate server and active directory. Terence is active within the standards community and currently serves as chair of X9F1, the Cryptographic Tools group of X9 whose charter is to draft cryptographic algorithm standards for use in the financial industry.
Terence graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University.