Version Kaus Australis

Speaker: Klondike

Yet another hacker, trying to do his research in topics he finds interesting.

Although klondike had always had the curiosity inherent to hackers to take apart things to see how they worked and even fix them and learned how to use MS-DOS with 7 years so he could play Commander Queen on his father’s computer things looked as if he was just going to be a computer programmer. But, after spending a summer reading Bruce Schneier’s applied cryptography and taking part, after lots of persuasion by the organizers, on a CTF competition where he wrote his own tools things started escalating quickly.

Since then klondike has done things like participating in some CTFs, becoming a Gentoo Hardened developer, writing an Arduino bootloader able to cryptographically verify updates, contributed cryptographic code to the Haskell community, written a fast implementation of the TTH algorithm and championed the introduction of new standards in the ADC protocol.

Currently, klondike is trying to start his own consulting company.