Can You Keep A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
4 November, 2010
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
Can You Keep
A Secret?
Dr. Paul J. Adams
Introduction
Keeping Secrets
Who Is This Guy?
What Is Kolab?
Perspectives
Securit...
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Paul James Adams, InfoSecurity.nl 2010, 3 november, Jaarbeurs Utrecht

  1. 1. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams 4 November, 2010
  2. 2. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? We All Have Secrets But We Don’t All Have Secretaries Someone to whom you share your secrets. You understand them You respect them You trust them
  3. 3. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Jacqui Smith MP Home Secretary: June 2007 – June 2009
  4. 4. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? What About Software? Security Is Not A Feature Secure by design Avoid proprietary technology Use well-tested code Avoid creating a valuable target Privacy by design Layered defence Avoid single point of failure
  5. 5. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? My Name Is Paul... ... And I Am Not A Security Expert COO of Kolab Systems PhD in Software Engineering Member of KDE eV, Fellow of FSFE, MBCS, MIEEE
  6. 6. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Groupware Software For Supporting Groups
  7. 7. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Groupware For PIM Personal Information Management
  8. 8. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next?
  9. 9. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Security By Design A Whole Industry Can Be Born Of Design Decisions Ask Yourself, “Why Do We Need...?” Norton Kaspersky Symantec
  10. 10. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Proprietary Technology Where Trust Becomes Faith What Kolab Does... Based upon Free Software Components Developed As Free Software No “Open Core”
  11. 11. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Valuable Targets One Box Is Convenient For The Thieves, Too What Kolab Does... Distribute content over many boxes Content on boxes restricted to individual users Root and physical access required
  12. 12. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? No Single Point Of Failure Not Even Your Root User! http://xkcd.com/538/ What Kolab Does Nothing unencrypted passes between clients if you don’t want
  13. 13. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? PIM Isn’t What It Use To Be? So Neither Should Groupware Be
  14. 14. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? It Is Not Just Different Data It Is Different Devices, Too
  15. 15. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Moving Beyond Groupware Giving You All Your Stuff. Now. Client-side cache of “stuff” “Usual” PIM data Also microblogging or Jabber Fully indexed for fast search Free Software implementation of ActiveSync Development: Collaboration with Zarafa Funded by NLnet
  16. 16. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? And Finally... ... What’s Next? Kolab 3.0 under discussion! Things to talk about: Web client Web admin LDAP Chat Focus on creating a well-integrated experience from installation to usage Get Involved #kolab on freenode kolab- devel@kolab.org www.kolab.org
  17. 17. Can You Keep A Secret? Dr. Paul J. Adams Introduction Keeping Secrets Who Is This Guy? What Is Kolab? Perspectives Security By Design Proprietary Technology Valuable Targets No Single Point Of Failure Beyond Groupware The Challenges The Solutions What Next? Paul Adams, Kolab Systems AG adams@kolabsys.com +41 43 501 66 91 http://kolabsys.com
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