March 8-10, 2017
Montreal, Canada

Tales from Python core security

The CPython interpreter have seen a fair share of security incidents. As a core contributor and member of the security team I have been involved in fixing security bugs and hardening Python. You will learn about past vulnerabilities in Python's dict implementation and standard library modules, how to avoid common mistakes and recent improvements of ssl, hashlib and random number generator.

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Christian Heimes

Red Hat

Christian is a long time Python developer from Hamburg/Germany. In the past he has contributed to several Open Source projects such as the CPython interpreter. In the past years he has helped to keep Python secure, for example as member of the Python security response team, secure hashing (PEP 456) and improvements of Python's TLS/SSL module. Nowadays he is employed by Red Hat and works on FreeIPA identity management and Dogtag public key infrastructure.

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