• PC SIG: Authentication & Privacy Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 06:30PM
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Software Architecture and Platform

PC SIG: Authentication & Privacy



  • ...in constrained environments.


    Matthew S. Hamrick (Bio), Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Meson Group


    Presentation Overview

    Authentication & Privacy in Constrained Environments

    This is about what it's easy to do and not easy to do for 4- to 16- bit processors, using RFIDs and Mobile Phones as example applications. This topic has wider value than just for the embedded systems folks - there are practical effects on an entire distributed system based on the security functionality of the nodes.

    This is a 45 minute presentation, followed by a 15 minute or so discussion and q&a session.

    Following the speaker, there will be a discussion about the direction of the SIG:

    • what sorts of speakers do the members want to hear from?
    • what topics? how vendor or technology specific?


    About the Presenter


    Matthew S. Hamrick, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Meson Group

    Matthew S. Hamrick is a practicing security architect, with significant experience in designing security schemes for pervasive computing environments. For example, he has worked as a wireless security architect for Handspring, among other projects.

    Mr. Hamrick is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the Meson Group. With over ten years experience designing, implementing, debugging, and breaking cryptographic systems, he brings a wealth of practical information about cryptography to our team. Of his work he says it is "where security meets crypto," indicating his interest in systems that balance the need for strong cryptography, ease of use, and limited administrative overhead.

    Mr. Hamrick works out of the Meson Group offices in Palo Alto, California and is active in many local and international professional organizations. He has been the manager of the Secure Product Development Group at Borland / Inprise; a Cryptologic Engineer at Certicom Corporation, Uptronics Incorporated, and RSA Data Security Incorporated; and a technical marketing specialist at Bell Canada International and Convex Computer Corporation.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1

    4000 Middlefield Road

    Palo Alto, CA 94303


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza

    7:00-7:15pm introductions and announcements

    7:15-8:30pm presentation

    8:30-9:00pm Q&A



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    No registration required

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