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Heartbleed Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM until 8:45 PM
San Rafael Corporate Center Tamalpais Room
750 Lindaro
Additional Info:
John R Melendez
General meeting
Registration is closed

If you've been on the web or watching the news recently, you've probably heard of the Heartbleed Bug. Most of us know it as the reason we need to change all our passwords but are sketchy on the what, when, why and how aspects of it.


According to, "The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs)."


While it's estimated that Heartbleed may affect 70% of the secure sites on the web, the implications of the bug go far beyond changing SSL certificates and passwords.  In the long term, they penetrate to the core of web development and governance. 


This month, SofTech hosts a special panel to discuss what's important about Heartbleed now, and what will be in the future... to web users, to companies on the web, and to developers, IT, and security people. More ...