Published Apr 13 2012 by Naked Security - Sophos


BSides Austin - Verizon DBIR, cloud security and the importance of randomness

A summary of talks from BSides Austin including the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, the state of cloud security and the importance of high quality random numbers in cryptography.

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