Security Training Berlin
New to crypto? Our one- and two-day trainings are designed to familiarize security professionals and developers of any level with modern cryptography concepts, best practices, as well as the most common vulnerabilities. From ciphers and hash functions to blockchains and post-quantum systems, we cover all the important notions in a practice-oriented way.
The trainers hold PhDs in cryptography and have up to 10 years of experience designing cryptosystems and finding vulnerabilities in cryptography applications. They gave earlier versions of this training since 2013, notably at the Troopers conference in 2016 and 2017.
We cover all the important basics of modern cryptography including notions such as:
We also present higher-level concepts and applications, including:
The two-day variant of the training additionally features hands-on sessions where participants learn how to put the notions and tools encountered previously into practice by being challenged to find, exploit, and fix vulnerabilities in cryptographic software. The tasks consist of a mix of made up problems and examples of real vulnerabilities found in widely deployed systems.
Jean-Philippe (JP) Aumasson is Principal Research Engineer at Kudelski Security, in Switzerland. He obtained his PhD in cryptography from EPFL in 2010. JP designed the popular cryptographic functions BLAKE2 and SipHash, and the new authenticated cipher NORX. He presented at Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, and other international conferences. He initiated the Crypto Coding Standard and the Password Hashing Competition projects, wrote the books The Hash Function BLAKE (Springer, 2015) and Serious Cryptography (No Starch Press, 2017). JP tweets as @veorq.
Philipp Jovanovic is a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland. He obtained his PhD in cryptography from the University of Passau, Germany, in 2015. Philipp designed several cryptographic algorithms, such as NORX and OPP/MRO, and protocols, like CoSi, ByzCoin, and RandHound. He is actively involved in the development of open source projects like the kyber crypto library or the cothority framework for scalable, decentralized, cryptographic protocols, and he works as an adviser on the DFINITY project. His research is published regularly at top crypto/security conferences such as IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, or EUROCRYPT, and he is frequently active at non-academic events like the Chaos Communication Congress, Troopers, or dotSecurity. Philipp tweets as @daeinar.