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Securing the WebPKI in Practice: A tour of the technologies, politics and open problems

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The public key infrastructure that secures the web has been around for nearly three decades. Since 2012, it has become a critical (albeit unappreciated) aspect of daily life for billions of people. In that short time, a dizzying number of technologies to improve security and privacy on the web have been designed, deployed, and, in many cases, deprecated. We’ll look at those which have become fundamental to online security, those which didn’t work out in practice, and the unsolved research problems remaining. We’ll also peek behind the curtain to see how contemporary realpolitik between countries over their ‘digital sovereignty’, profit incentives of corporate stakeholders and increasingly expansive government regulations threaten the WebPKI as it exists today.

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This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Security Seminar series.

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