Fundamentals of Cryptography – II

Date: April 20, 2023
Time: 15:00 UTC - 16:00 UTC
Location: UTC
Slides: Slides
Recording: Recording
Register: Register

The goal for the second security session is to understand some of the terms which are crucial to cryptography.  The explanation will be for those implementing security protocols rather than academics or cryptographers. We will cover:

  • DES

  • 3DES

  • Asymmetric encryption / symmetric encryption

  • Elliptic curve cryptography

  • Certificate authorities

  • Diffie-Hellman key exchange

  • Diffie-Hellman groups

  • Hashed message authentication code (HMAC)

  • Message authentication code (MAC)

  • Message digest algorithm 5 (MD5)

  • Rivest Shamir Adleman (RSA)

  • Secure hash algorithm (SHA)

  • X.500 distinguished name

  • X.509 digital certificates

Nalini Elkins is the President of the Industry Network Technology Council.   She is also the CEO and Founder of Inside Products, Inc.  Nalini is a recognized leader in the field of computer performance measurement and analysis. In addition to being an experienced software product designer, developer, and planner, she has been the founder or co-founder of four start-ups in the high-tech arena.

Nalini started her career doing network design and monitoring for the Chevron network.  She specializes in network performance analysis, measurement, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting of large enterprise networks. 

One of her specialties is training and network design for IPv6 migration for large enterprises.  Many of the Fortune 1000 level companies as well as the large US government organizations have taken her classes on various networking topics.

She has developed network monitoring and diagnostic products which were later marketed by IBM and other software companies.   She received the A.A. Michelson award from the Computer Measurement Group for her contributions to the field.   Nalini is on the Advisory Board of the India Internet Engineering Society (IIESoc).