Hardware Security Modules

The PKI Guy talks enterprise security with Ryan Smith of Futurex

Q&A with Ryan Smith, vice president, global business development, Futurex TPG: Tell us about your cryptographic solutions. RS: Futurex is a global manufacturer of FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and PCI HSM validated hardware security modules and enterprise security applications. At a high level, our focus is on three areas: cryptographic processing, key and certificate management,…

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PKI Explained: Why It Is Necessary and Relevant Now More Than Ever

Unauthorized access, unsigned applications (malware) and unsecured email. What can help prevent these top 3 cyberthreats impacting organizations today? Public key infrastructure (PKI). Mark explains PKI and authentication in an article in ISACA’s The Nexus. I like his analogy describing PKI as “a virtual, encrypted handshake.” Check out the article.

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Backing up ADCS Certificate Authorities (Part 2 of 2)

In my last blog post (Backing up ADCS Certificate Authorities Part 1) I covered the inner workings of how ADCS and the Jet database works to maintain the CA data. In this post I am going to go over a comprehensive PowerShell script that I wrote to perform a full backup of all necessary ADCS…

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Backing up ADCS Certificate Authorities (Part 1 of 2)

One of the areas I have spoken about extensively at conferences and cover in my training classes is the unique issues associated with backing up and managing your ADCS Certificate Authority. There are several items I would like to address in this two-part series: CA Database and log file structure Unique issues with VM Snapshots with…

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