COMSEC - Beyond Encryption presented at Kiwicon 2014

by Rantyben , Thegrugq ,

Summary : Have you ever wanted someone to just cut to the chase and tell you which secure messaging app to use? If so, you will probably hate this talk.
We can't really discuss OPSEC without getting into threat modelling, and that takes ages. Communications Security, on the other hand, can be considered a little more generally. That's not to say, however, that one can simply magic up a list of assorted tools, pick some arbitrary checkboxes and then produce a set of rankings. That would be stupid. In this talk we run over the core principles of COMSEC, examining real-world successes and failures. Then, based on that, we'll get into a detailed analysis of considerations and concrete options for tooling.
SPOILER: None of the options are Cryptocat.