Fun with Certificates: A Deep Dive into Cryptography for All (separate registration is required)

Monday, May 13 | 1:00PM–4:30PM CT | Vevey 3, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Additional Fee Program
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop
In 2018, Transport Layer Security became a requirement for major browsers, and 87% of higher ed schools comply. We'll explore how this technology works, where it came from, and where it's going. You'll learn about symmetric and asymmetric cryptography an experience a hands-on walkthrough of RSA and Elliptic Curve cryptosystems. We'll also break apart certificates and talk about trust and deployment of certificates with the OpenSSL command-line tool. You'll leave with an in-depth model of how the technology works and hands-on experience of how to deploy it within your environment.

Outcomes: Discover how asymmetric cryptography works with RSA and ECC * Understand how the PKI trust model works with certificates * Learn how to use the OpenSSL tool to deploy certs in your environment


  • Brian Epstein

    IT Manager, Network and Security and CISO, Institute for Advanced Study

Resources & Downloads

  • Fun with Certificates part I

    Updated on 11/26/2019
  • Command Reference and Lab

    Updated on 11/26/2019
  • Fun with Certificates part II

    Updated on 11/26/2019