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Utilizing Security Features in SSH

Published on October 29, 2020 · Updated on November 18, 2020
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By Mason Egger
Developer Advocate
Utilizing Security Features in SSH


About the Talk

SSH lets you securely manage remote systems. However, most people don’t make use of the full set of security features SSH has to offer. In this session, we will cover security topics regarding SSH such as encryption algorithms, using ssh-agent to forward our credentials, setting up two factor authentication, and more.

What You’ll Learn

  • Various security settings for SSH, such as strong encryption algorithms, ssh agents, two factor authentication, and more.

This Talk is Designed For

  • DevOps engineers
  • System administrators


  • Basic knowledge of SSH, such as logging in and creating/using SSH keys



About the Presenter

Mason Egger (@masonegger) is currently a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean, specializing in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at DigitalOcean, he was an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer), helping build and maintain a highly available hybrid multi-cloud PaaS. He is an avid programmer, speaker, educator, and writer/blogger. He is a maintainer of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider and contributes to random open source projects here and there. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.

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Developer Advocate

Mason is currently a Sr. Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python.

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