September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

HTTPS: Why and how to make the switch

Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
2:25pm–3:05pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
DevOps DevOps, Security Regent Audience level: Beginner
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic knowledge of HTTP and web servers
  • What you'll learn

  • Learn the reasons to use HTTPS and techniques to get you started
  • Description

    Users put their faith in us. They trust we will keep their information from reaching others, believe we provided the information they see, and allow us to run (web) code on their devices. Using HTTPS to secure our conversations is a key part of maintaining this trust. If that weren’t motivation enough, HTTPS also unlocks new tech, such as HTTP/2 and service workers, and can bump up your SEO.

    To make the most of the Web, you need to use HTTPS. Guy Podjarny explains why you should prioritize using HTTPS and covers some of the easiest (and most cost-effective) steps to get started.

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    Guy Podjarny


    Guy Podjarny is Snyk’s co-founder and CEO, focusing on using open source and staying secure. Guy was previously CTO at Akamai following their acquisition of his startup,, and worked on the first web app firewall & security code analyzer. Guy is a frequent conference speaker & the author of O’Reilly “Securing Open Source Libraries”, "Responsive & Fast” and “High Performance Images”.