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Tuesday, August 18 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Let's Encrypt: A Certificate Authority to Encrypt the Entire Web - Seth Schoen, Let's Encrypt

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Let's Encrypt is a new certificate authority that is being launched by the EFF in collaboration with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai and a team at the University of Michigan.  Let's Encrypt will issue certificates for free, using a new automated protocol called ACME for verification of domain control and issuance.  This talk will describe the features of the CA and clients at launch, explore the security challenges inherent in building such a system, and discuss its effect on the security of the CA marketplace as a whole.  We hope Let's Encrypt will help to enable a Web that uses HTTPS by default.


Seth Schoen

Seth Schoen has worked at EFF over a decade, creating the Staff Technologist position and helping other technologists understand the civil liberties implications of their work, EFF staff better understand technology related to EFF's legal work, and the public understand what products they use really do. He helped create the LNX-BBC live CD and has researched phenomena including laser printer forensic tracking codes, ISP packet spoofing, and key... Read More →

Tuesday August 18, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Grand Ballroom C