John Tränkenschuh (guest)

John Tränkenschuh is an information security expert with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. John holds three GIAC certifications: Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT), Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN), and Penetration Tester (GPEN). He is currently working on a book, a rewrite to the 2007 Check Point Firewall Benchmark, and fleshing out a presentation on IoT security issues (and opportunities). In addition to the GIAC certifications, he has earned a CISSP-ISSAP, both Check Point designations CCSE and CCSA. John is a patent holder for four security inventions, and is fascinated by opportunities for 'mesh', multiple network firewall designs.

Basic Encryption Failure Defect #1: Obscurity

“Impossible!” the man exclaimed, “I designed that encryption myself!  No one can break it as fast as you claim!” I am John Tränkenschuh, a CISSP-ISSAP with 24 years experience in Information Security. 

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