Advanced E-Mail and Certificates Security

March 20, 2012 (at 9 a.m.)

This Workshop recapitulates the basics of encryption, digital signature and X.509 certificates in order to gain a basis for the understanding of PKI, S/MIME, PGP and related standards.

Organizational and user specific conditions as well as certifcate handling in different operating systems, browsers and applications are shown in order to understand the pitfalls that must be addressed, before implementing a solution for e-mail security.

Finally, different approaches for securing e-mail communication like Gateway-to-Gateway encryption, TLS, S/MIME, PGP, DRM et al. are discussed and evaluated in accordance to their architectural, organizational and technical implications as well as in relationship to their operational feasibility and their security benefit.


Friedwart Kuhn

Friedwart Kuhn is a renowned expert for Active Directory security and has performed a huge number of projects both in the concept and design space and in the pentesting and incident analysis field.