Karsten Nohl on Access Control

Interested in how security works in the corporate/etc world?

Legendary German crypto-security researcher Karsten Nohl’s SRlabs has a good intro to thinking about security in an organizational setting. (Published in the wake of them cracking the Mifare Classic and other access-control systems.) It covers the whole process from identifying vulnerabilities to solving problems while rolling out fixes.

Granted, in the wake of the ‘Insecure Email’ link’s statistic — that if the world saw what they wrote in email, senior management at 60% of organizations think they’d lose the trust of their employees and customers — I’m unsure if it’s ethical to help improve their security.

But hey. Thinking about security for the big beasts helps when you start thinking about security for the little guy too.


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