Ken Schumacher's goal in this presentation is to introduce concepts and technologies in the area of IT Identification Management (ITIM). We will look at PKI (Pubilc Key Infrastructure) as it is used in OpenPGP and digital certificates. He'll show you how these are used to enhance privacy, ensure authenticity, and verify the identity of those we communicate with. He'll also explain how you can get your own free digital certificate through CAcert.org.
Ken Schumacher is a 30+ year computer professional. He has worked as a programmer, systems engineer, instructor, consultant, and as the IT Manager for a national customer service center. For the last 16 years he has been at Fermi National Accelerator Lab, currently in the High Performance Computing Department. He has been using PGP since 1994, hosted key signing events since 1997 and became an Introducer for GSWoT in 2009. He became an Assurer with CAcert in 2004 and reached Sr Assurer this year.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn north (right when exiting westbound, left when exiting eastbound) to Warrenville Road. After the short distance, turn right at the traffic light to get to Naperville Road and turn left (north) for 1-2 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. If you arrive late, we suggest that you park and enter at the main doors at the south end of the building. IIT has started locking the other doors at 7pm, so the north doors by room 103 might be locked once we've started the meeting.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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