[talk] NYC*BUG Tonight: Open Source RNGs

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Wed May 3 14:59:00 EDT 2017


May 3, Wednesday
Building Open Source Random Number Generators, Rob Seward
18:45, LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, Manhattan

Many of our secure encryption systems depend on black-box closed-source
random number generators. After the Snowden documents revealed that the
NSA tried to undermine random number generation with the DUAL_EC_DRGB
algorithm, there is renewed interest in using open-source hardware as a
more secure way to generate random numbers. With this in mind I set out
to manufacture an open-sourced design on a small scale as a means to
disseminate knowledge about true hardware random number generation. In
this talk I'll discuss some of the thinking behind my project

Speaker Bio

Rob is an iOS engineer at Electric Objects. He has been fiddling with
random number circuits for about 10 years. He also makes art.


Sevan writes about pkgsrcCon 2017 July 1 and 2 in London, England.

"This years annual pkgsrcCon is being held in London on July 1st & 2nd.
There will be a evening social event on 30th of June beforehand.

On July the 1st, we will hold a day of talks at the British Computing
Society[1] thanks to the Open Source Specialist Group.
While the primary focus is on pkgsrc, the theme of the day is building
and packaging open source software in general and the challenges we face.
Details for general attendees will be available soon but in the
meantime, If you would like to present a talk on such a theme, please
send the title, slot duration (minimum of 15 minutes) and a brief
description (for the web site) to sevan At NetBSD.org."

BSDCan is June 9, 10 in Ottawa Canada

EuroBSDCon is September 21-24 in Paris, France

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