For those of us who know how browsers and certificates and trust works, you may not learn anything new, but I think it’s important to see how browsers and certificates are viewed by people outside of the certificate authorities or browser industries. Indeed Andrew McLaughlin, previously at Google, is now White House deputy CTO under Aneesh Chopra and spoke at the event.
I came away with the impression that it is exceedingly difficult to explain how browsers secure transactions. Mozilla comes off better than most because of how open our processes are. Still, browser security looks like sausage to me- you don’t really want to learn how they’re made.