Healthcare IT Security

June 27, 2006

PET 2006

Filed under: Cryptography, Medical Informatics, Privacy, Security — healthcaresecurityguy @ 10:50 pm

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop is going to be held in Cambridge. One of the speakers dropped by to give a presentation on Protecting Privacy with the MPEG-21 IPMP Framework. Interesting thought DRM framework used for providing privacy :-). I guess the key here is what is the driving force, is it the economic forces or need for privacy. One thing is clear, objectives of DRM and providing privacy are different. Interesting intiative..end result ..well wait and see…

May 22, 2006

Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code

Filed under: Cryptography, Uncategorized — healthcaresecurityguy @ 12:54 am

The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London (where Sophie Neveu trained in Dan Brown’s book and I am currently doing my PhD :-)), is hosting a fun introduction to code-making and breaking from 5.30-6.30pm on Thursday 1 June. Prof Fred and few among ISG folks would be talking, possibly Chris, Kenny, Steve and the rest….

March 31, 2006

Analysis of the Linux Random Number Generator

Filed under: Cryptography, Open-Source, Security — healthcaresecurityguy @ 11:49 am

An interesting analysis of random number generator. Good to know what you get in linux…I am wondering if there exists a similiar one that exists for Windows and other operating systems. The bottom line in the paper is the fact that when /dev/random was thought of they were not thinking about security 🙂

March 6, 2006


Filed under: Cryptography, Security — healthcaresecurityguy @ 6:15 pm

NIST has been inviting submissions for replacement of SHA1. Interesting submission, with provable properties applying tricks more common in the assymetric crypto world. There is a second workshop being organised the dead line for submission is May 12. Looking forward to its outcome and its implication on legacy systems.

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