February 26-28, 2014
Montreal, Canada

Modern SSL: Fighting for the users

While embarking on a year long project to deploy SSL to 100% of Twitter users, our team worked through many challenges and performance issues.

In this talk, I'll discuss those challenges and issues involved deploying SSL to 200 million+ users.

I will also discuss the current risks facing administrations (NSA/Prism, Key management, CRIME, BEAST, and BREACH) when implementing SSL at any scale, and mitigations (HSTS, cipher selection,etc.).

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John Adams

Twitter

John Adams (Twitter Operations) has worked in computer security, operations, and systems engineering for over 16 years. Prior to Twitter, he has worked at Apple, Inktomi, c|net, and a major video-on-demand site, improving security, performance, and reliability at large scale.

He currently leads the security team at Twitter, and is a strong advocate of user privacy, security, and always-on encryption.

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