I am extremely proud to announce that today we have launched our Online PKI Assessment Portal. This new service is the first of its kind to offer online, automated, self-paced review and assessments of Microsoft ADCS based PKIs. We have been performing onsite PKI Assessments for customers for years now. Typically focused on the design,…

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This blog post is about programming and its purpose is to have a link to direct developers for explanation. Inspired from this list: Casting private key to RSACryptoServiceProvider not working Best way to initiate RSACryptoServiceProvider from x509Certificate2? Unable to cast object of type ‘RSACng’ to type ‘System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider’ RSACryptoServiceProvider not working in .net core Getting RSA…

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After two days of forewarning, Microsoft released its January 2020 collection of updates for “Patch Tuesday.” It had been leaked that there was a critical flaw in the crypt32.dll library that could represent a serious security flaw for the entire world. The crypt32.dll library provides the foundation for cryptographic operations in Windows and is often…

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With the rise of cryptocurrency, how we perceive the notion of trust is changing. Will cryptocurrency change our perception of trustworthy persons? Do we need to redefine and profile how we investigate and control personnel with digital currency? Mark’s premise is that we need trust to be the cornerstone before digital currency can gain wide…

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A common question I often get from customers and students is about Microsoft’s Cryptographic Service Providers (CSP). The CSPs are responsible for creating, storing and accessing cryptographic keys – the underpinnings of any certificate and PKI. These keys can be symmetric or asymmetric, RSA, Elliptical Key or a host of others such as DES, 3DES, and…

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