by Dominik Weber
"When the large forensic company I am currently working for decided to create an Enterprise-Level product, I worked on cryptographic protocol, the Authentication and Encryption Algorithms, their FIPS 140-2 validation and implementation. This took a long time, proving the well-known fact that well designed protection is not a simple or quick task. The proper selection of algorithms, threat modeling, secure coding practices, entropy and key management are just some of the many facets I had to address. Finally my co-inventors and I obtained a patent protecting this intellectual property. I was very careful because I knew firsthand how disastrous a lack of protection can be…"