3rd CACR Information Security Workshop
Jonathan Callas, Kroll-O'Gara Information Security Group
The OpenPGP Standard for Certificates and Secure Messages
OpenPGP is an IETF initiative for certificates and secure messages
built upon the foundations laid by Phil Zimmermann's PGP system.
It is small, lightweight and flexible. This talk describes the history
of OpenPGP, how it is like and different from PGP. The talk also
covers how OpenPGP differs from X.509, and most importantly, how it
is more similar than most people think.
Jonathan Callas a Senior Consultant for the Information Security Group of
Kroll-O'Gara. He has worked in computer security for over ten years,
ranging from operating system security to network security to cryptography.
He is co-author and editor of the IETF's OpenPGP-Formats specification, RFC
2440. He is also the inventor of a language-independent password generator,
and a design system for cryptographic random number generators. Before
joining Kroll-O'Gara, he was CTO for the Total Network Security division of
Network Associates, Chief Scientist at PGP, Inc. He was founder of his own
company, World Benders, which developed collaboration tools for the
Internet. He also worked for Apple Computer as a Senior Scientist, and DEC
for many years as a Principal Software Engineer on the VMS operating