March 7-9, 2018
Montreal, Canada

Gentle introduction to SSL/TLS, certificates, and TLS 1.3

TLS is the most important and widely-used protocol for secure and encrypted communication, e.g. HTTPS. It offers more than just encryption. TLS also ensures data integrity and strong authentication with X.509 certificates. Did you ever wonder how TLS and CAs actually work? I'll give you the rundown of the basic cryptographic building blocks, protocol handshake, inner structure of certificates, PKI, and what's new in TLS 1.3.

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Christian Heimes

Red Hat

Christian is a long time Python developer from Hamburg/Germany. In the past he has contributed to several Open Source projects such as the CPython interpreter. In the past years he has helped to keep Python secure, for example as member of the Python security response team, secure hashing (PEP 456) and improvements of Python's TLS/SSL module. Nowadays he is employed by Red Hat and works on OpenShift container security, FreeIPA identity management and Dogtag public key infrastructure.

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