[LINK] The Future of Privacy in Canberra

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Feb 21 08:07:35 AEDT 2012

Jan Whitaker wrote Feb 13 08:20:19 EST 2012:

> At 08:12 AM 13/02/2012, Tom Worthington wrote:
>>Professor Mark Ryan, from University of Birmingham ...
>>In 2008 Mark spent 7 months at Hewlett Packard... This experience
>>changed his life.
> That last line is intriguing ... Tom, why don't you ask him.

As requested I asked Professor Ryan how his time at HP changed his life. 
He first said that was a throwaway line he added to his bio to make it a 
bit more interesting, but that he had been asked about it at every talk 
since then.

Mark described how, as a visitor at HP, he had new insights into how 
applied research was done. He gave the example of analysis of the 
security of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). While that sounds only of 
academic interest the TPM is built into millions of communications 
devices and is relied on for security: 

Blog posting from the talk: 

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