The PLDI and Software Security with Michael Hicks

June 30, 2014

On the 99th episode of the Silver Bullet Security Podcast, Gary talks with Michael Hicks, professor Computer Science at the University of Maryland. In this episode, they discuss the Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) conference, type safety, closure, dynamic languages, why C is problematic, and how Javascript is dangerous. They go on to discuss the role that cryptography plays in security, how ideas from Scrum influence the way Michael runs his research group, CMSC 838G (that is, “Software Security”), and the Build-it, Break-it, Fix-it Programming Contest. They close out their discussion with talk about drums and drumming.

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