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14 May 2009

Are the systems you design or use an Enigma?

Location: Meeting Room 10, 2nd Floor, JLB
Time: 12:30pm - 13:45pm
Speaker(s): Hugh Davies - Bletchley Park

The Bletchley Park code breakers beat the system rather than broke the machines– the human factor lessons are there to be learnt. They understood social engineering 70 years ago. Technology has changed people have not. We must not allow ourselves to be obsessed by the numbers. “If we of the 21st century rely on the sheer mathematical capabilities of computers for protection, we will be repeating the German’s blindness” Short Bio A guide at Bletchley Park for nearly 10 years. Most of my career in IT with multi-nationals Latterly my own software company to exploit my invention of the Passfaces authentication system now in use in the US Senate amongst many other users

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