Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What: “A Brief Introduction To Cryptography”, with Jason Dean

When: Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:00 PM

Our second talk this week will revert to our normal Thursday schedule. Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday May 20 will be “A Brief Introduction To Cryptography”, with Jason Dean.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

In this presentation we will look at the basics of cryptography. We will discuss how encryption and decryption work and some of the basic principles of cryptography. We will cover the basics of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, cryptographic keys and key management, cryptographic modes of operation, and the uses of cryptography. We’ll finish with a short demonstration of how cryptography can be used to store and retrieve encrypted data in ColdFusion.

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Currently employed by the Minnesota Department of Health, Jason Dean has been working in Information Technology for 12 years, focusing on application security for the past three. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard trained in both physical and information security, he held a secret security clearance and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology Management from American Military University. He keeps busy working toward a graduate degree in information assurance and security, managing the Twin Cities ColdFusion User Group, speaking at conferences and user groups, training, and blogging at

WHEN: Thursday. May 20, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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