Jul 14, 2021 7:30 AM
Edward Pullin, Product Mktg Mgr
Fundamentals of Cryptography

Guardians of Peace, Trolls from Olgino(Internet Research Agency), Cozy Bear, Fancy Bear, Charming Kitten, Shadow Brokers, and DarkSide are all names that ring like science fiction versions of criminal syndicate organizations.  That sentiment is fitting, because that is exactly what they are. They are all organized criminal hacking organizations sometimes directly or sometimes loosely backed by Nation States.  

The world has come to realize that our data is an extension of ourselves.  Its health is our health, its geography is our territory.  It is no accident that we use language like “anti-virus” Ware to name software elements meant to protect the health of our systems, our data, our communication and our storage.  

The field of cyber-security is vast, and the importance of its value is reflected in the headlines every day.  It is founded on a set of basics for building the information shields we create around our data known as Cryptography.  From the Greek, Kryptos, meaning “Hidden”.  

This talk will briefly review the history of Cryptography, cover the basics of its common use, and discuss some techniques that malicious actors use to attempt to pierce our information shields and uncover our data. 

During this presentation, you will learn:

  • The history of cryptography
  • The types of cryptography
  • The role of cryptography in security
  • Everyday examples of cryptography
  • Attacks on cryptosystems