Peter Smirnoff (guest)

Peter is research department leader at CenterInform, Spb Tech University of Bonch-Bruevich, Saint Petersburg. Peter has a long experience in Cryptography, both in industry and research. Peter has worked on the Windows Crypto API, OpenSSL, digital signatures, X 509 Certificates etc. He has profound implementation experience with PKCS-11 smart-cards as well on Linux and Windows platforms.

Cryptographic Operations - Best Practices To Make Your System Secure

This article outlines cryptographic operations and best practices you should follow to make your applications or systems secure.

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Manual vs. Automated Key Management

This article evaluates and compares manual and automated cryptographic key management. It looks at security-related issues as well as organizational and economic aspects.

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Harmonizing digitally signed data between Russia and the EU - a Russian Perspective

This article discusses why cryptographically protected data exchange between the EU and Russia (and other countries) is still difficult to implement.

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Understanding Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)

 Some time ago, I consulted a bank about their cryptography and security processing system, which was painstakingly slow. After one week of trying to find the problem, I looked at the cryptographic subsystem, which used Windows Crypto API and a certified CSP.

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