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

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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)

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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)

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One of the areas I have spoken about extensively at conferences and cover in our 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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Palo Alto and Bluecoat SSL Appliances and your PKI Security

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Over the last year a common question has surfaced repeatedly as customers look to adopt SSL Packet inspection services for outgoing connections. These appliances are designed to allow monitoring and management of data contained inside of normally protected SSL sessions being initiated inside the organization. In order for these appliances to work, they have to…

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