Books available from SSLTrust

SSLTrust has helped publish a number of books and articles to help people understand the ins and outs of SSL/TLS Certificates and Cyber Security.

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SSL/TLS Under Lock and Key

A Guide to Understanding SSL/TLS Cryptography

Look no further if you are looking for a comprehensive, soup-to-nuts resource on SSL/TLS. This book, geared towards bridging the gap between the absolute beginner and the veteran IT Professional, combines the theoretical and the practical in equal measure. The first half of our book focuses on foundational theory, covering topics such as:

  • Symmetric vs Asymmetric cryptography
  • One-Way functions
  • Digital Signatures
  • Key Generation
  • History and Context

The second half encourages fledgling administrators to jump in with both feet, outlining the quirks of everyday tasks such as:

  • Generating a signing request for a certificate (CSR)
  • Generating a self-signed certificate (and when it is safe to do or not do so)
  • Converting certificates between different formats, including Java Keystores
  • Configuring servers to meet best practices, not in a vacuum, but for your business vertical's security and compatibility needs.

Are you a systems administrator just starting? A developer looking not just to implement but to understand? SSL/TLS has been a topic you've avoided over the years because it is very dense, and implementation can be fraught with fidgety pitfalls. You can read this book cover to cover, crosswalk to the copiously linked RFCs, or use it as a desk reference.

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