Phil Brass

Practice Manager

Phil Brass is a practice manager in Optiv’s software security group. Phil leads a team of consultants in providing world class software security services, such as code reviews, web and mobile application assessments, to Optiv clients.


Recent Encryption Research Demystified

· By Phil Brass ·

Last week, NetworkWorld published an article  under the headline “RSA 1024-bit private key encryption cracked.”  RSA encryption was one of the first widely-used asymmetric key algorithms, meaning it used two keys, one public and one private.  A message encrypted with the public key couldn’t be decrypted without the private key, the idea being that your public key would be

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