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Paul is a leading Cyber Security Expert and an integral part of the team at SSL Trust. World-renowned for his knowledge of SSL/TLS Certificates and PKI Solutions, his expert opinion on website security is frequently sort after by both enterprise companies and small businesses.

He is well-known in the industry due to his advanced product knowledge and drive to simplify and demystify Secure Socket Layer and TLS for his clients.

Paul’s talent extends beyond his role at SSLTrust, where he frequently advises on SSL/TLS and PKI, and his skills are also deployed as a director of Keyko Pty Ltd with a strong focus on Cyber Security.

He has successfully guided thousands of customers through SSL/TLS Certificate selection, installation, configuration, best practices, security hardening, custom PKI creation and setup, website and network security and more. As a highly regarded industry expert, Paul has worked with private and government organisations, including Sectigo, DigiCert, Symantec, NSW Board of Education, Department of Defence, and Apple.

In his quest to make the SSL process more understandable for users, Paul has written for multiple publications, including USA Cyber Security Magazine and The Diplomat. He is also the co-author of the top-rated published book SSL/TLS Under Lock and Key (A Guide to Understanding SSL/TLS Cryptography), which is available in print from all leading bookstores and eBook sellers. As such, he is frequently quoted on these topics.

As a member of the Australian Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre, Paul often attends meetings helping to shape Australia's cyber security strategy.

When not found behind a computer, he can be seen in his local community and interstate as an active firefighter. Paul received two national medals in his 10+ years of service and firefighting achievements.

Paul Baka
SSL/TLS Under Lock and Key

Paul is the co-author of the top-rated book SSL/TLS Under Lock and Key.
It's a book that covers the topic of SSL/TLS Security in-depth in ways that can be easily understood while also being extensive enough for the more technical individuals.

Read more about SSL/TLS Under Lock and Key and where to buy it.

What our Customers say about our Team Members...

SSLTrust were a bastion of sanity and competence during a unpleasant battle with Sectigo's processes. They went out of their way to help us get what we needed and it was great to have someone "in our corner". MUCH better than dealing direct! Kudos to Paul for his assistance.

4 months ago

Excellent and efficient customer service. We urgently required an EV codesigning certificate. SSL Trust assisted us after hours on the day we made the application (Thursday), company verification was completed the following day and the token arrived the following Wednesday. We were also provided with technical assistance with accessing the user portal and setting up the token. The experience was immeasurably more efficient than our previous experience purchasing an EV codesigning certificate from a supplier based outside of Australia.

a month ago

Very happy with the service from SSLTrust! I had to organise a code signing certificate with a hardware token. Having somewhere local made the process much smoother for verification. Support is also very quick to answer which is a great change!

a week ago