Towards a More Secure Networked Desktop Environment
Speaker: George Staikos
KDE has a well respected security team that regularly responds to vulnerabilities in industry-leading time. They have also been responsible for proactive code audits of various sorts over the history of the KDE project, catching many potential vulnerabilities before they were widely deployed. Perhaps more important, however, is the new security technology designed and deployed by KDE. Password management, runtime warnings and heuristics, and system-wide SSL are critical infrastructure components on a modern desktop, and there is much room for improvement in our desktop. This talk will cover some industry initiatives for new security technologies, as well as future directions for our existing technologies.
George Staikos is a software developer and consultant from Toronto, Canada. He is also a KDE Core Developer responsible for a wide range of KDE components including cryptography, plugins, networking, and various components of Konqueror. He has been an active KDE developer since 1999 and has also developed several prominent KDE applications such as kdetv and kst.