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Private keys are widely used in Linux systems to protect conversations, and to encrypt/decrypt content. SSH and PGP are two examples of tools that make use of public/private keypairs to provide authentication, session encryption, and content encryption. SSH private keys are used to establish remote shell connections, create secure tunnels, perform secure file transfers, and a wide variety of related functions. PGP private keys are used to encrypt sensitive files, and to encrypt email content.

Keys are often stored insecurely, and unauthorized key disclosure presents a significant risk to the security of any system, or encrypted data.

In this on-demand webinar, security expert, Gary Patterson, who will walk attendees through the:

  • Basics of public/private key cryptography
  • Importance of securing private keys
  • Methods for securing keys
  • Best practices for managing private encryption keys from creation to retirement