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TROOPERS20 Training Teaser: TLS in the Enterprise – Post Quantum Security

Our workshop “TLS in the enterprise” was held for the first time at Troopers 2018 and was our special contribution to the IT Security world to increase the usage of TLS and point out the pitfalls, when switching to TLS.

But time is changing and TLS is a kind of standard nowadays, at least when looking at HTTPS, but there are still a lot of things to do regarding other protocols like

  • Jabber
  • LDAP
  • Telnet
  • SMTP, POP3 and IMAP
  • SIP and RTP
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • SSL based VPNs

just to name a few ;-). We will cover that in our training too, but the most important new stuff will be Post Quantum Security and how it will affect the future of encryption. We will talk about crypto algorithms and which of them can still be used in the future, we will talk about timelines and preparation (including the actual state of technology) like develop your master plan and we will try to clear up the myths regarding quantum computers to get your enterprise ready for the post quantum era :-).

Become aware that quantum computers will likely break most traditional public key crypto and every secret it protects. Examples for affected crypto: RSA, DH, ECC, ElGamal, PKI, digital certificates, digital signatures, VPNs, WiFi protection, smartcards, HSMs, crypto currencies, two factor authentication which relies on digital certificates (e.g. FIDO keys, Google security keys, etc.) and of course TLS.

And the quantum computers are not that far away, as the following timeline proves:

  • 1998: first working quantum computer
  • 2016: Google develops quantum computer
  • 2017: D-Waves announces the commercial availability of the D-Wave 2000Q™ quantum computer
  • 2017: IBM and Microsoft announces quantum computers
  • 2018: several quantum microprocessors available
  • 2019: likely over 100 quantum computers available

hmm, you are afraid now? No ;-)! You are curious? You got the point, it’s time to get prepared. The early bird catches the worm (which btw. is also true for getting your Troopers ticket and workshop seat 😉 ) the NSA said, and it moved to post-quantum in January 2016.

So to satisfy your curiosity, see you at our workshop “TLS in the enterprise” at Troopers 2020.

Cheers

Frieder and Michael

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