Silver Bullet Security Podcast
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 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.
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.