Q&A with Dr. Charles Clancy, executive director of Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology, engineering professor, and author TPG: Tell us how you’re involved in cybersecurity for telecommunications. CC: I have been working at the intersection of cybersecurity and telecommunications for the past 20 years. When I was a PhD student, WiFi…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
Q&A with Bruno Couillard, president and CTO, Crypto4A TPG: Your hardware security module (HSM) architecture team has an interesting history in the world of cryptography—can you tell us about that? BC: Many of our team, (including myself and the other three founders) have been consistently in the crypto and cybersecurity space for decades. Some of…Read More