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ORG-London pub meet: Stopping snooping with “Certificate Transparency”

Speakers: Al Cutter & Eran Messeri are half of the team working on Google’s Certificate Transparency project and will be explaining what exactly Certificate Transparency is, what are they trying to achieve with it, and who the project is designed to defend against.

Background: There are several structural flaws in the SSL certificate system, which is the main cryptographic system underlying all HTTPS connections.  They’ll give an overview of some of the issues surrounding SSL certificates, how Certificate Transparency can help address those issues and makes active attacks difficult and expensive even for resource-laden entities. They’ll also detail how it works behind the scenes and the project’s current progress.

Following recent stories of NSA and GCHQ breaking encryption and inserting weaknesses into security programs, cryptography is more important that ever. This is a great chance to learn about it and ask a lot of questions.

Doors open 6:30pm, speaker starts 7:30pm

Time for Q&A and plenty of discussion afterwards!

Please note, we are meeting at the Mad Hatter this week, rather than the Rose & Crown.

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  • Andy W.

    Good meeting. Interesting topic. I've now joined the ORG.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Al C.

    Just wanted say thanks again for having us over yesterday, it was most enjoyable. Thank you all for your hospitality and the many thoughtful questions you all asked.

    As I mentioned yesterday, if anyone does want to keep tabs on the project/ask more questions there's a forum linked from the project homepage here:


    September 17, 2013

  • AJ F.

    Really interesting. It's great to be able to listen / talk about this kind of techie stuff with real people. On the other hand, I would have prefered it if the talk had started on time, as I have a long commute home, so I was unable to stay for the Q&A / discussion. :-(

    September 17, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Would love to be able to make this meetup but can't make that day unfortunately. Where's the best place to get more information and stay connected with this? Thanks!

    September 10, 2013

    • Open Rights G.

      If you join up to the meetup you'll get notifications of all future events. :)

      September 11, 2013

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