Encryption, Email and OS X

Speaker: Dan O’Donnell, Consultant

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time: 9:50am - 10:35am

This session will describe some basics of modern encryption and then talk about specifics on how to encrypt email in OS X. The talk will cover symmetric encryption and how to use that between two different people, as well as how to use it for one person’s files. (Example will be an encrypted disk image.) Then we will go to asymmetric public key encryption and describe how to use it between two people, as well as how it can be uses in an enterprise setting. The major demonstration will be how to set up GnuPrivacyGuard and MacGPG Suite for Apple Mail, and how to exchange encrypted email between two people using that technique. Rather than doing a live demo, I will use screenshots to illustrate the set up and configuration. This is a lot of material to cover, even in :45 minutes, so the session will move quickly.