Our series of Tech Breakfasts continues in September with an Introduction to Encryption.
When: 12th September 2017, 9am-9:45am
Where: 8 Golden Square, Soho WF1 9HY
Following the success of our events over the summer, our next Tech Breakfast will focus on an introduction to encryption and how important it is to today’s post and production companies. We will be demystifying and explaining it in this session with the aid of a real WW2-era Enigma machine, which represented the last word in mechanical rotating cypher machines of the 1920s and 30s. Seeing how it generates symmetric cyphers allows us to build to today’s state-of-the-art symmetric crypto as well as public-key encryption, as used in all modern secured communications over the web and in large media networks.
We’ll be laying on breakfast and you’ll get the change to put your technical questions to the team.
Phil Crawley, Head of Systems Integration, root6
Phil has over 30 years’ experience as a broadcast engineer. He was previously the Technical Director of The Resolution Post Group, Chief Engineer at Oasis Television, and worked on the first three series of Big Brother before joining root6 to oversee the design, commission and certification of systems integration projects. In his spare time, he makes handheld games consoles and is a member of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Matt Ward, Senior Engineer, root6
Matt worked with some of London’s leading music recording studios before making the jump to video post and handling delivery to national broadcasters. He’s worked in post-production and broadcast ever since. He’s a member of the SMPTE, and was previously a Technical Manager at Strongroom Post-Production, Breathe Post-Production and Air Post-Production.
Introduction to encryption
- 12th September
40/56 Gb Ethernet over copper and new networking standards
- 10th October
Fibre optic 101 – what every engineer needs to know: single, multi-mode etc
- 1st November
Wave division multiplexing – how to make your fibre infrastructure really pay for itself
- 5th December