Mind your language(s), A Discussion about Languages and Security

Olivier Levillain


Following several studies conducted by the French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI), this presentation discusses the question of the intrinsic security characteristics of programming languages. Through illustrations and discussions, it advocates for a different vision of well-known mechanisms and is intended to provide some food for thoughts regarding languages and development tools.

About Olivier Levillain

Olivier Levillain is head of the Network and Protocols Laboratory at the French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI). His current research interests are web browser security, network protocols (SSL/TLS in particular) and the (in)adequateness of programming languages with respect to security goals.

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