Play Data Protection with Cryptography of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and CryptoAPI: Next Generation
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Are you still using DES, RSA, MD5 or SHA-1? Do you know how this might expose your company to a loss? Why is CAPI 1.0 being retired? Is the architecture of the new Open Cryptographic API for Windows (CNG, Cryptography Next Generation) any better than CAPI 2? What is Suite-B? Do you realize that the next few years will see a dramatic replacement of those security fundamentals we used to silently rely on? These are some of the questions we answer in this information-packed and fast-paced level 300 session aimed towards developers and architects who are already familiar with basic cryptographic and security concepts. We spend a good amount of time discussing the most recent crypto extension of .NET Framework 3.5: System.Security.Cryptography which has just been enhanced to give you direct access to the power of Suite-B, leaving CNG as your alternative, Win32 API. We explain when one API has advantages over the other, as you already would know which is easier to use. While we are not going to explain the inner workings of any of the covered algorithms, we do give you a good background to all the new ones, so that you can make better choices while designing Data Protection strategies for your systems. Windows Vista and now Windows Server 2008 have been the first commercial operating systems to include a full support for all of those innovations. Consider this as an opportunity to incorporate the awesome power of the recent security and cryptography developments in your software. For the curious, we may even tell you why we cannot tell you about Suite-A...
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