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About Gary McGraw

Gary McGraw is Cigital's chief technology officer. McGraw is the author of Exploiting Online Games (Addison-Wesley, 2007), Software Security: Building Security In (Addison-Wesley, 2006), Exploiting Software (Addison-Wesley, 2004), and six other books.

McGraw has a BA in philosophy from the University of Virginia and a dual PhD in computer science and cognitive science from Indiana University. You can contact him at

Silver Bullet LogoThis series of in-depth interviews with prominent security experts features Gary McGraw as anchor. IEEE Security & Privacy magazine publishes excerpts of the 20-minute conversations in article format each issue.

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Steve Bellovin and Matt Green
We thought the “crypto wars” were resolved in the late 1990s. But the introduction of encrypted devices­ — specifically the release of iOS 8 and the growing number of available encrypted communication channels through public services such as Facebook and Snapchat — has resurfaced the debate. FBI Director Comey and other law enforcement groups are concerned about what they call “going dark” and are stressing the need for back door access (called extraordinary access). But is this really a good idea? Didn’t we already fight this battle during the first crypto wars? Matthew Green and Steve Bellovin, two authors of the recently released Keys Under Doormats paper, discuss the dangerous ramifications of this request.

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Show 001: Avi Rubin

Show 002: Dan Geer

Show 003: Marcus Ranum

Show 004: Dana Epp

Show 005: Ed Felten

Show 006: Michael Howard

Show 007: John Stewart

Show 008: Brian Chess

Show 009: Bruce Schneier

Show 010: Fortify Software Technical Advisory Board

Show 011: Dorothy Denning

Show 012: Becky Bace

Show 013: Ross Anderson

Show 014: Peter Neumann

Show 015: Annie AntÃ?????³n

Show 016: Greg Hoglund

Show 017: Eric Cole

Show 018: Eugene Spafford

Show 019: Mikko HyppÃ?????¶nen

Show 020: Markus Jakobsson

Show 021: Cigital's Principals

Show 022: Ed Amoroso

Show 023: Chris Wysopal

Show 024: Mary Ann Davidson

Show 025: Jon Swartz

Show 026: Adam Shostack

Show 027: Gunnar Peterson

Show 028: Bill Cheswick

Show 029: Dennis Fisher

Show 030: Ken van Wyk

Show 031: Matt Bishop

Show 032: Jeremiah Grossman

Show 033: Laurie Williams

Show 034: Bill Brenner

Show 035: Daniel Suarez

Show 036: Gary McGraw

Show 037: Virgil Gligor

Show 038: Kay Connelly

Show 039: Matt Blaze

Show 040: Bob Blakley

Show 041: Fred Schneider

Show 042: Gillian Hayes

Show 043: Christofer Hoff

Show 044: Steve Kent

Show 045: Laurie Cranor

Show 046: David Rice

Show 047: Greg Morrisett

Show 048: Andrew Jaquith

Show 049: Ivan Arce

Show 050: Richard Clarke

Show 051: Anup Ghosh

Show 052: Paul Kocher

Show 053: Richard Bejtlich

Show 054: Marc Donner

Show 055: Deborah Frincke

Show 056: Sammy Migues

Show 057: Elinor Mills

Show 058: John Savage

Show 059: Ralph Langner

Show 060: Neil Daswani

Show 061: Carl Landwehr

Show 062: Halvar Flake

Show 063: Craig Miller

Show 064: Markus Schumacher

Show 065: Giovanni Vigna

Show 066: Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

Show 067: Bill Pugh

Show 068: John Steven

Show 069: Steve Myers

Show 070: Ross Anderson

Show 071: Bill Arbaugh

Show 072: Randy V. Sabett

Show 073: Robert Vamosi

Show 074: Bruce Schneier

Show 075: Howard Schmidt

Show 076: David Evans

Show 077: Gary Warzala

Show 078: Jacob West

Show 079: Per-Olof Persson

Show 080: Thomas Rid

Show 081: Steve Bellovin

Show 082: Kevin Fu

Show 083: Mark Graff

Show 084: Hord Tipton

Show 085: Jim Routh and Scott Matsumoto

Show 086: Wenyuan Xu

Show 087: James Walden

Show 088: Christian Collberg

Show 089: Michael Reiter

Show 090: Matthew Green

Show 091: Caroline Wong

Show 092: Jon Callas

Show 093: Yoshi Kohno

Show 094: Ming Chow

Show 095: Charlie Miller

Show 096: Nate Fick

Show 097: Aaron Bedra

Show 098: Bart Miller

Show 099: Michael Hicks

Show 100: A Roundtable with Cigital's Principals

Show 101: A Roundtable with Founding Members of the Centers for Secure Design

Show 102: Richard Danzig

Show 103: Brian Krebs

Show 104: Rick Gordon

Show 105: The History of Public Key Cryptography with Whitfield Diffie

Show 106: Steve Katz

Show 107: Jean Camp

Show 108: Katie Moussouris

Show 109: Bart Preneel

Show 110: Paul Dorey

Show 111: Marcus Ranum

Show 112: Steve Bellovin and Matt Green