This week, I’m blogging from RSA Europe in London. The conference is dedicated to Alan Turing, the great British cryptographer and early computer scientist. The folks at Bletchley Park teamed with a local hobbyist to bring an Enigma machine and other cryptographic machines to the conference. I had a great time playing with the Enigma.
Attendance at the show was down a bit from last year, probably due
to the poor economy. Still, there was a good crowd for my talk on “NAC
2.0″ this morning. I explained how NAC systems are starting to
integrate with other network security systems like IDS and DLP. This
trend is really starting to accelerate now that IF-MAP has been released, providing a standard way for these integrations to happen.
One more note. The Bletchley Park folks are appealing for donations
to help save their historic site, an important part of cryptography and
information security. If you’d like to donate, visit their site at http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk or stop by and see the machines for yourself. If you can’t make it to England, go to the U.S. National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland. They have a similarly amazing collection of spy gear albeit in a less historic setting.
Message Edited by SteveHanna on 11-03-2008 08:47 PM