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James Armstead

James Armstead

VP of Product - Basis Theory

James has almost 15 years of experience building highly scalable systems and high performing teams. He was a founding engineer at Dwolla, a consultant at ADT, a technical coach for spanning agricultural, insurance, and fintech industries, and an entrepreneur. He loves to solve customer problems and empower those around him.

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Scaling data security encryption


This workshop is all about overcoming the challenges around scaling encryption. The hands-on workshop will explore the scaling complexities of encryption and key management, the gotchas of getting started with encryption by using a single key, how to scale data security across applications, and the challenges of rotating encryption keys. Attendees will build a solution using an open-source SDK that will take them through setting up a KMS, creating an application and adding the Basis Theory’s open-source SD, and encrypting and decrypting a text value.