T3: Network Security – Securing and Breaking Secure Protocols

Rudolf Blažek

Chief Technology Officer
Boxtrap Security, s.r.o.
Prague, Czech Republic


July 25 (Tuesday)


09:00 - 12:30 (Half-day)


This tutorial will review the main security weaknesses of network protocols with focus on attacks on encrypted communication protocols. You will learn practical techniques for attacking encrypted network protocols, and how to use them to test the security of application communication on various platforms, including smart phones. We will discuss weaknesses of selected libraries that implement encrypted network protocols, and provide guidelines for safe usage of these libraries. In the end, you will learn how to implement and properly configure secure communication in your code, and how to test the security of the resulting implementation.

About the Speaker

Rudolf Blažek received his M.S. degree in mathematical statistics from Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic, in 1991, and his Ph.D. degree in statistics from Michigan State University in 1998. He was an assistant professor in the Applied Mathematics Department at the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Czech Republic. From 1999 to 2003, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and a member of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In 2003-2006 he was a senior scientist at Adsantec, Los Angeles. During 2006-2010 he was a research assistant professor in the Communication Research Center and the Department of Communications Engineering at Yuan Ze University, Chungli, Taiwan. Dr. Blažek’s research interests include resampling theory, statistical modeling, change-point detection, multimedia signal processing, and statistical aspects of network and system security.