Q&A with Roger A. Grimes, IDG/CSOOnline security columnist and Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc.  TPG: What’s the worst malware you’ve seen lately? RG: Ransomware in general. You’ve got tons of companies going down for days to weeks. Ten percent of small businesses never recover and go out of business. Most companies are paying the…

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Why Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)? A PKI is the core of IT for enterprises, supporting network authentication, data encryption, code signing and secure email. In addition, in the next two years, 42 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as temperature sensors, televisions, and smart vehicles will rely primarily on digital certificates for identification…

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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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Q&A with J.J. Stapleton, co-author of Security without Obscurity: A Guide to PKI Operations

TPG: What practical advice do you have for an organization considering deploying a PKI solution?

JS: There are various PKI architectures to consider. An internal private PKI deployed wholly within the organization, a hosted private PKI deployed at a third-party service provider, or an external public PKI operated by a commercial third party. Each has pros and cons…

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