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Jon Callas

Decipher Security Podcast

Jon Callas, director of technology projects with EFF, talks about invasive data tracking and surveillance during the pandemic.

45mins

27 Jan 2022

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Jon Callas on entrepreneurship in the cyber security space, Blackphone, TikTok ban, Covid tracking, and more!

Human Voices

In this episode, we get computer security expert Jon Callas' take on the TikTok ban and Cover tracking apps, as well as his experiences with Blackphone and being an entrepreneur in the cyber security world. 

43mins

16 Jul 2020

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#42 Jon Callas – Sr Technology Fellow, ACLU

UberKnowledge

Encryption, Business’s Moral Dilemma, and Diversity Rubric: Jon Callas talks about his long and illustrious career, offers unusual advice on how to address the diversity and the skills gap, discusses the advantages of encryption, and is positive about the protection of privacy, believing the future lies in proper policy, regulation, legislation, and consumer activism. 01:09 Jon’s long and illustrious career in four minutes. 06:44 Privacy isn’t doomed. The future lies in proper policy, regulation, legislation, and consumer activism. 09:44 We are seeing consumers take action to safeguard their data, and Apple made a good start on that with transparency, consent, and control in iOS. 11:14 We need tools we can set in our devices to monitor our usage and therefore gauge our dependency 13:35 We are moving to a world where SSL and encryption will be the default but this poses moral questions for business. 15:10 Encryption makes it easy to dispose of digital waste. Encryption enables recycling 19:05 Companies need to set their own moral compass or outside influences will do it for them. 23:28 Tech was an incredibly diverse field, it can be again, if companies stop looking for staff in the obvious places. Jon Callas Interview Transcript

29mins

9 Aug 2019

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From Apple To The ACLU, With Jon Callas

Techdirt

Jon Callas has been at the forefront of computer security issues for a long time, most recently as the head of Apple's team of internal hackers that try to break into the company's own products. But just a couple of months ago, he made a change, and left Apple to work on tech policy at the ACLU. This week, he joins us on the podcast to discuss the new job, computer security policy, and the latest phase of the crypto-wars.

1hr 2mins

12 Feb 2019

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Episode 414: Jon Callas

Paul's Security Weekly TV

53mins

19 Apr 2015

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Security Weekly #414 - Interview with Jon Callas and Israel Barak

Paul's Security Weekly

2hr 2mins

19 Apr 2015

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DtSR Episode 136 - Crypto and Privacy with Jon Callas

Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast

In this episode... Jon Callas gives a little of his background and his current role We talk through why cryptography is so hard, and so broken today Jon overviews compatibility, audit and making cryptography useful Jon brings up open source, security, and why "open is more secure" is bunk We talk through "barn builders" vs. "barn kickers" and why security isn't improving We talk through how to do privacy, active vs. passive surveillance We talk through anonymous VPN providers, anonymization services, and how they're legally bound Jon talks about appropriate threat modeling and knowing what we're protecting We talk through patching -- how to do patching for Joe Average User Bonus-- Mobile is as secure (or more) than what we're used to on the desktop Guest Jon Callas ( @JonCallas ) - Jon Callas is an American computer security expert, software engineer, user experience designer, and technologist who is the co-founder and CTO of the global encrypted communications service Silent Circle. He has held major positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Apple, PGP, and Entrust, and is considered “one of the most respected and well-known names in the mobile security industry.” Callas is credited with creating several Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards, including OpenPGP, DKIM, and ZRTP, which he wrote. Prior to his work at Entrust, he was Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of PGP Corporation and the former Chief Technical Officer of Entrust.

49mins

30 Mar 2015

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Show 092: The Early Days of Computing with Jon Callas

The Silver Bullet Security Podcast with Gary McGraw

Gary and Jon talk about the early days of computing, insanely early computer security, nascent crypto, PGP, Lavabit, Snowden, and what Silent Circle is doing to make secure comms actually work (rock on).

37mins

27 Nov 2013

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Jon Callas: Traffic Analysis -- The Most Powerful and Least Understood Attack Methods

Black Hat Briefings, USA 2007 [Audio] Presentations from the security conference.

Traffic analysis is gathering information about parties not by analyzing the content of their communications, but through the metadata of those communications. It is not a single technique, but a family of techniques that are powerful and hard to defend against. Traffic analysis is also one of the least studied and least well understood techniques in the hacking repertoire. Listen to experts in information security discuss what we know and what we don't.

51mins

9 Jan 2006

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Jon Callas: Traffic Analysis -- The Most Powerful and Least Understood Attack Methods

Black Hat Briefings, USA 2007 [Video] Presentations from the security conference.

Traffic analysis is gathering information about parties not by analyzing the content of their communications, but through the metadata of those communications. It is not a single technique, but a family of techniques that are powerful and hard to defend against. Traffic analysis is also one of the least studied and least well understood techniques in the hacking repertoire. Listen to experts in information security discuss what we know and what we don't.

51mins

9 Jan 2006