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Name The PKI Guy’s Next Adventure Contest and Win!

Enter the @ThePKIGuy’s contest at RSA Conference 2020 for your chance to win TWO complimentary online PKI training courses.

PKI Solutions and The PKI Guy will be onsite again at this year’s RSA Conference, February 24-28, 2020 in San Francisco and we’re looking forward to seeing you there! PKI Solutions' President and Founder Mark Cooper (aka The PKI Guy) will be speaking about “Quantum Preparedness” and “The Secrets to Secret Management” during the conference (see schedule below).

We’re also kicking off a fun Indiana Jones-themed contest: Name The PKI Guy’s Next Adventure! As you can see from this, “The PKI Guy and The Temple of Quantum Readiness,”  movie poster, his current adventure is uncovering the secrets to how to best prepare your enterprise now for a post-quantum future.

To Enter

All you need to do is submit your idea for The PKI Guy’s next adventure.

1. Simply fill in the blank: “The PKI Guy and _______” and submit to thepkiguy@pkisolutions.com by Saturday, February 29, 2020 or earlier.

2. Or, create a GIF for the The PKI Guy's next adventure and submit it to thepkiguy@pkisolutions.com

3. Share your movie title idea and your GIF on social media at linkedin.com/in/thepkiguy and Twitter.com/ThePKIGuy. Use the hashtag #RSAC2020 and #thepkiguyadventure.

To Win

• By sharing your ideas for an adventure movie title on your social media channels using #thepkiguyadventure and tagging @ThePKIGuy on Twitter or @MarkBCooper on LinkedIn, you can enter for your chance to receive a pair of complimentary online PKI training courses. Your choice!

• Either a pair of Microsoft PKI In-Depth Online Courses for you and a co-worker or a Microsoft PKI In-Depth online course and a Microsoft ADCS Advanced Online Course (coming soon).

Thank you for accepting the rules. Good luck!


The PKI Guy's RSAC Speaking Schedule

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Tuesday, February 25

2:30 p.m.  “Quantum Preparedness: Take Action Now Before the Crypto Sky Falls”
Keyfactor RSAC Booth #3211

Wednesday, February 26

10:30 a.m. “Quantum Preparedness: Take Action Now Before the Crypto Sky Falls”
Keyfactor RSAC Booth #3211

2:00 p.m. “The Secrets to Secret Management”
Futurex RSAC Booth #343 (South Hall)

3:00 p.m. “Quantum Preparedness: Take Action Now Before the Crypto Sky Falls”
Keyfactor RSAC Booth #3211

Thursday, February 27

1:00 pm “The Secrets to Secret Management”
Futurex RSAC Booth #343 (South Hall)

The PKI Guy’s Advice on How to Prepare Your Enterprise for a Post-Quantum Future

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Contrary to what you may have heard, the advent of quantum computing won’t spell the end to encryption as we know it. That is, if enterprises have taken the necessary steps to prepare for a post-quantum future.

Currently, the security of many cryptographic algorithms — which protect everything from online banking transactions to people’s online identities and private email messages — traditionally relies on RSA asymmetric keys. The RSA algorithm was created in 1976, and leverages the difficulty conventional computers have with factoring large prime numbers.

The current concern is that quantum computers should be able to solve these mathematical problems relatively quickly, which could break the most common public-key cryptography algorithms, including RSA and Diffie-Hellman.

The big unknown is how long it will take until quantum computers are a reality. Google recently claimed it has achieved quantum supremacy, but the fact that others such as IBM researchers are disputing the claim indicates just how far quantum has left to go (or not). Although Google was able to demonstrate that its quantum computer could beat a conventional computer for a specialized physics problem, it has yet to show it can solve a useful task that cannot be done using current technology.