A Simple Method of Finding Encryption Vulnerabilities
2020 was the best and worst of times for Zoom. Due to COVID-19, it grew from 10 million users in December 2019 to more than 300 million by April 2020. But then the problems started. A new word entered the English language: Zoombombing. Bugs and vulnerabilities gave hackers multiple ways to steal login credentials and work around what was supposed to be end-to-end encryption.
Poor encryption practices were responsible for the "Zoom Hack" of 2020. Zoom has come a long way since 2020, but encryption issues are not limited to Zoom. Hackers are increasingly pernicious, and data breaches across all industries are common. But the good news is that even the average computer user has tools available to detect encryption issues.
In this "how-to" webinar, participants will learn how some encryption issues may be detected using tools available and easily used by the average computer user. It is presented by Dr. Rick Hansen, a researcher, and professor at Capitol Technology University. Dr. Hansen is a frequent presenter at DEFCON—the world's largest hacker convention—and other cybersecurity conferences, focusing on vulnerability analysis and risk mitigation.
The 60-minute webinar concludes with a moderated live question-and-answer period.
Capitol Technology University offers the webinar as a complimentary informational service. This webinar offers a Certificate of Attendance.
About the Presenter
Dr. Richard Hansen
Professor of Practice
Dr. Richard Hansen is a Professor of Practice in Cybersecurity. He mentors and supports student projects from the university’s Cybersecurity program, the Cybersecurity Competition Team (“Signal 9”) and the Astronautical Engineering Program. He also provides outreach to government and industry. Dr. Hansen has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from Capitol College. His research interests include Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things, application of Socratic Learning for technology training & education, autonomous vehicle communications & countermeasures, and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Hansen is a military veteran and serves as the CEO of a Cybersecurity and Research firm.