Squeak’s Path To Security

11 October, 2006

Comman Criteria™

We are very pleased to announce the addition of a new Cryptography Team member.

Krishna Sankar is joining our team as the new Squeak Cryptography Certification Validation Officer. 

The goal of this position is to set a path for the cryptography team to ensure that the Squeak Cryptography code meets the NSA common criteria http://niap.bahialab.com/cc-scheme/cc_docs/index.cfm which a first step on the path to FIPS certification.

Krishna has a distinguished security background, has worked with a number of government standards, has lead a workshop for Cisco on NIST PKI http://middleware.internet2.edu/pki04/ , is a lead author for Cisco Press WLAN Security book – http://www.ciscopress.com/authors/bio.asp?a=9ed11cfa-9067-4205-8110-76358f317825&rl=1 , and also contributes to OLPC.  We are very excited to have Krishna join our efforts.

We are still searching for volunteers.  I would like to encourage anyone that is even remotely interested in cryptography to join our efforts.  This is the perfect time for you to join the group http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/cryptography

If you need cryptography in your applications, working on our common criteria validation effort will help you learn about cryptography and will teach you about the common criteria process so that you can apply what you learn to your own application.  We are working to divide the tasks into manageable chunks so that individual developers can pick up a single piece and contribute.  We are organizing the effort so that we can track, validate and get proper feedback as to our progress.  We have no deadline, only a path to follow.

Please help me welcome Krishna Sankar,

Ron Teitelbaum
Squeak Cryptography Team Leader
President / Principal Software Engineer
US Medical Record Specialists
Ron@USMedRec.com

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