Encryption, from hollywood to quantum


Encryption is a mystery to many people. Hollywood tells us that any network can be hacked by a sharp looking geek with enough touch screen monitors.

I’ll talk about why encryption works, how it is essential for the web, and how it can build trust for online communities.

I’ll end with speculation on the future of encryption – opportunistic encryption and quantum keys.

I will keep the whole talk on a human level – no computer science degree is necessary for the listener.

Chris Pitzer

Website http://www.lofiart.com/

Chris is a local web designer/developer.