21C3 Schedule Release 1.1.7

21st Chaos Communication Congress
Lectures and workshops

Speakers
Picture of Lars Eilebrecht Lars Eilebrecht
Schedule
Day 2
Location Saal 4
Start Time 16:00 h
Duration 01:00
INFO
ID 23
Type Lecture
Track Community
Language english
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Ciphire Mail

Next Generation Email Encryption, Now

A technical introduction to Ciphire Mail, a new email encryption solution. We will discuss the design, concept, and technical aspects of the system, and demonstrate how usability, security, and trust mechanisms are improved.

Email is the killer application of the Internet. But only a scintilla of all messages are encrypted or digitally signed. Why is that? Technologies like PGP and X.509 have been available for years.

Most individuals and organizations do not deploy email encryption for three simple reasons: complexity, cost, and the limited usability of client applications.

This presentation provides a technical introduction to Ciphire Mail, a new email encryption solution. We will discuss the design, concept, and technical aspects of the system, and demonstrate how usability, security, and trust mechanisms are improved.

Presentation Outline

  • Introduction
  • Client Application
  • Main System Components

  • Functional Details

  • Ciphire Certificates
  • Certificate Management
  • Securing Email Messages
  • Encryption and Signatures
  • Security Options

  • Trust Model

  • Overview
  • Protection
  • Fingerprint System
  • Cross-Client Verification
  • Implementation Details
  • Summary

  • Technical Details

  • Cryptographic Functions
  • Asymmetric Algorithms
  • Symmetric Algorithms

  • Further Information

  • Where to find more information
  • Availability of the tools

  • Questions and Answers