Cryptography Research to Give Four Presentations at RSA Conference 2008

SAN FRANCISCO—March 31, 2008— Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI) today announced that company executives will lead four presentations at the 17th Annual RSA Conference, April 7-11, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The topics range from securing embedded platforms in consumables to investigating the evolutions in security for content protection, tamper resistance and financial systems.

Top-rated RSA speaker Benjamin Jun, CRI’s vice president of technology, will present “Hacking Consumer Electronics” on Tuesday, April 8 at 5:40 p.m. PDT. The session will outline several attacks against well-known mobile phone platforms, game consoles and networking platforms. Attendees will learn how to secure consumer embedded platforms against attacks for extracting keys, bypassing boot protection, creating interoperable clones and performing unauthorized upgrades.

Jeremy Cooper, a senior software engineer at CRI, will present “Live Reverse Engineering Exercise: Hunting for Easter Eggs and Backdoors” on April 8 at 1:30 p.m. PDT. This session will demonstrate the power of reverse engineering tools to uncover hidden software functionality, from the whimsical (in the classic game MineSweeper) to the malicious (in the W32.BugBear worm). In the process, attendees will be given a glimpse of the front line in the battle between software security specialists and their adversaries.

CRI’s President and Chief Scientist Paul Kocher, also a top-ranked RSA speaker, will present “Failing Darwin and Security: What Evolution Tells us about the Past and Future of Security” on Wednesday, April 9 at 8:00 a.m. PDT. Kocher will analyze evolutionary models, explain security failures and successes and predict where adversaries and the security industry are headed. Technical case studies will examine the evolutionary impact of specific engineering approaches, defect-testing methods and security architectures for content protection, tamper resistance and financial systems.

Jun will also join cryptography and security experts Daniel Houser from Cardinal Health and Hugh Thompson from People Security to present case studies about past security failures in a session titled “Sins of our Fathers” (held Wednesday, April 9 at 10:40 a.m. PDT). The presentation will be a frank and entertaining discussion of failed security modes, bad protocols, voting machine issues and other doomed software, network and physical security implementations.

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