Cheetahs, Covid-19 and crypto agility
Cheetahs have hovered on the brink of extinction for centuries. Covid-19 has recently decimated populations and economies alike. Intriguingly, both of these situations give us insight into the critical importance of “crypto agility” in modern network architectures.
Crypto agility is the ability to quickly replace encryption certificates and keys in response to security events, such as certificate authority (CA) compromises, vulnerable algorithms, or cryptographic library bugs, without impacting the applications and services these systems support.
Today, organisations rely heavily on TLS and it’s underlying cryptographic protocols to protect data, inside and outside their networks. Digital transformation is instantaneously multiplying the number of these connections. To ensure the security of encryption is maintained, businesses must know where their encryption certificates and keys are located and be able to quickly and securely replace them. Yet, most don’t even have a central inventory of these critical security assets.
This session starts with an overview of the threats and risks that make crypto agility a requirement for all organisations, with real-world examples of exploits. The session will then provide a vendor-neutral actionable plan for achieving crypto-agility, with specific criteria that can be used to evaluate the cryptographic maturity of an organisation.
Join this webinar to learn:
1. Understand the threats facing machine identities of all types, but particularly TLS Certificates, and how “cryptographic agility” is foundational in creating a defense strategy
2. See examples of where cryptographic or CA-related failures have led to machine identity compromise and then to breaches
3. Learn the three fundamental foundations of crypto agility -- visibility, intelligence, and automation – and how these can be delivered and sustained through free tools, online services, and enterprise platforms