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Cryptography Essentials Made Simple

  • Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT (14:00:00 UTC)
  • Ted Demopoulos
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Overview

Cryptography is key piece of Defense in Depth in information security, and when implemented well works seamlessly and transparently to end users. It not used only for confidentially, but also authentication, integrity, and non-repudiation.

However crypto is often implemented poorly and a basic understanding goes a long way. Crypto basics are easy to understand. Although many people are afraid of trying to understand cryptography because it is sometimes non-intuitive and relies on heavy math, in fact its easy to get without the hairy math and without any leaps of faith.

  • Cryptography What Is It?
  • Cryptography Goals - what can you do with it?
  • Types of Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Algorithms we use today
  • Post Quantum Crypto what we may use tomorrow

Speaker Bio

Ted Demopoulos

Ted Demopoulos' first significant exposure to computers was in 1977 when he had unlimited access to his high school's PDP-11 and hacked at it incessantly. He consequently almost flunked out but learned he liked playing with computers a lot. His business pursuits began in college and have been continuous ever since. His background includes over 25 years of experience in information security and business, including 20+ years as an independent consultant. Ted helped start a successful information security company, was the CTO at a "textbook failure" of a software startup, and has advised several other businesses. Ted is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events, quoted often by the press. He also has written two books on Social Media, has an ongoing software concern in Austin, Texas in the virtualization space, and is the recipient of a Department of Defense Award of Excellence. In his spare time, he is also a food and wine geek, enjoys flyfishing, and playing with his children.

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