Recorded Session: Spread Spectrum, Wireless Security & the World's Most Beautiful Geek presented at SecureWorldExpoStLouis 2014

by John O'leary,

Summary : Note: This is a previously recorded session.
In her movies and interviews, she never sounded particularly technical, yet Hedy Lamarr, frequently cited in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” was granted the patent on a frequency hopping technique that serves as one of the cornerstones of security for wireless devices even today. Ms Lamarr never received a cent from any of her inventions. She signed over the rights to frequency hopping spread spectrum to the US Navy, but the invention was so far ahead of its time that the Navy didn’t initially understand what it had. We’ll cover her story, her invention, and how it relates to security for the mobile connected world of 2014.