"The State of LangSec"

May 7, 2012

Meetings and Talks

We will be at Berlinsides and PXE with LangSec-themed talks.

LangSec Q&A meet-up/summit at REcon in Montreal on June 13th, noon, place TBA. Bring your favorite weird machines, questions, or LangSec doubts. Please e-mail sergey AT cs.dartmouth.edu if you would like to attend (we need a count of attendees to plan!)

News and Papers

0. The LangSec mailing list finally goes live. Expect our first mailing in the next couple of days.

1. Our article "A Patch for Postel's Robustness Principle" has been published in the Mar/Apr 2012 IEEE Security and Privacy journal. You will find a pre-publication draft in http://langsec.org/postel/ together with some responses. Your feedback on this article, as well as on all the previous ones in http://langsec.org/papers/ is welcome.

2. Dr. Dan Geer mentioned LangSec in his keynote at SOURCE Boston 2012 (http://geer.tinho.net/geer.sourceboston.18iv12.txt) and at OWASP AppSecDC (http://geer.tinho.net/geer.owasp.4iv12.txt).

3. We are embarking on a series of meetings and talks at hacker conferences to collect and discuss various species of "weird machines" and their LangSec classification of origins: http://langsec.org/beagle/ As Darwin's voyage aboard the HMS Beagle ended up with a collection of weird animals that led him to the origins of the species, so we aim to collect and exchange enough specimens of weird machines to chart their common origins.

Talk to us at Berlinsides and PXE.

Come to our Q&A meeting at REcon in Montreal on June 13th, noon, place TBA. Bring your favorite weird machines, questions, or LangSec doubts.

4. Sometime this year, we are aiming for a dedicated workshop on LangSec and weird machines, pending sufficient sponsor funds. Please contact us if you are interested in either attending, or sponsoring, or both.