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The life and death of SHA-1

  • Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST (2017-03-10 16:00:00 UTC)
  • Jake Williams

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Overview

By now you've probably heard the news that Google, working with a team of Dutch researchers, has managed to create a SHA-1 collision. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformation out there about what impact we can expect this to have. As infosec professionals, we are often called on to separate fact from hype and advise our organizations on the steps they need to take to ensure their security. So is the sky falling? If so, what do we need to be aware of with regards to SHA-1 security. Tune in to this informative webcast, get out of the infosec echo chamber, and learn the reality about SHA-1.

Speaker Bio

Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a SANS analyst, senior SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development and digital counterespionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud data exfiltration, and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attacks on-premises and in the cloud.

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