Radically Open Security and NetAidKit: An Open Source WiFi Router for Digital Freedom
by Melanie Rieback
Hans de Raad
Independent consultant, open-source enthusiast (openSUSE, Drupal, etc). Also a big classical music lover (artistic manager of the Huygensfestival in Voorburg, supporter of several international chamber music festivals in/around The Hague, The Netherlands). One of my companies basic philosophies is, if open-source provides you with a stable revenue (thank you, 10x), you should do something in return. So my company donates 10% of its annual profit to one of the projects we've been using that year. This contribution can also be by providing help, i.e. in 2015 I was project lead and organizer for openSUSE conference in The Hague!
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Radically Open Security is the world's first not-for-profit computer security consultancy company. We're a collective of hackers who aim to disrupt the computer security market with our ideals - we give 90% of our profits to charity (the NLnet Foundation), work with volunteers, release all our tools/templates into the open-source, invite customers to actively participate in pentest teams, and generally optimize for openness, transparency, and community service.
This talk will discuss our unconventional business model and highlight some of our currently running research projects (S-box, OSAS).
In this talk, we will present the NetAidKit: a pocket size, USB powered router that connects everything to everything, designed specifically for non-technical users. The easy to use web interface will allow you to connect the NetAidKit to a wireless or wired network and share that connection with your other devices, such as a phone, laptop or tablet.
Once the NetAidKit is connected to a wireless or wired network, you can make it connect to a Virtual Private Network or the anonymising Tor network at the click of a button. Any devices connected to the NetAidKit will use these extra security features automatically, without needing to configure each of the devices separately.
For more information: http://netaidkit.net
Dr. Melanie Rieback is the CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security. Melanie is a former Asst. Prof. of Computer Science at the Free University of Amsterdam who performed RFID security research (RFID Virus and RFID Guardian), that got worldwide press coverage, and won several awards (VU Mediakomeet, ISOC Award finalist, NWO I/O award, IEEE Percom Best Paper, USENIX Lisa Best Paper). Melanie also worked as a Sr. Engineering Manager on XenClient at Citrix, where she led the Citrix Vancouver office. She was also a Sr. Managing Consultant in the Cyber Crime Expertise and Response Team (CCERT) at ING Bank, where she set up the CCERT Analysis Lab and was the lead technical project manager of the ING Core Threat Intelligence Systems. For fun, she founded the Dutch Girl Geek Dinner in 2008. Melanie was also named 2010 ICT Professional of the Year (Finalist) by WomeninIT, and one of the "400 most successful women in the Netherlands" by Viva Magazine (Viva400) in 2010.
- 2015 May 3 11:15
- 1 h
- Second room
- openSUSE Conference
- Development, Technology & Security