The PKI Blog

PKI Solutions Expands to Australia & New Zealand

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 29, 2020

I am proud to announce that we recently completed a licensing partnership with SSS IT Security Specialists to bring our newly announced Online PKI Assessment Portal and our well-known online PKI training courses to Australia and New Zealand! Through this agreement, SSS IT Security will be able to offer the ANZ region sales and services…

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Announcing the Online PKI Assessmental Portal

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 24, 2020

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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Changes to SSL/TLS Certificate Validity Periods – September 2020

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 17, 2020

It was recently announced that Google Chrome will be joining Apple Safari in implementing a change to publicly trusted SSL/TLS certificates. This change, however, will impact organizations operating their own internal PKI as well. While the change was initially submitted to the official CA/Browser Forum, the vote failed last year. However, both Apple and Google…

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Our Advanced PKI Training Course Is Now Online

By ThePKIGuy | May 7, 2020

Now is the time to keep your PKI healthy – now more than ever. The key to operating and maintaining your PKI is understanding how it all works. We all know that PKIs are the foundational backbone of enterprise IT security, IoT, and industry specific security standards. Ensuring the security and integrity of your PKI…

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Are You Managing Your Secrets?

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 23, 2020

Do you know where your organization’s secrets are kept? The modern IT landscape is filled with secrets: certificates, cryptocurrency wallets, SQL connection strings, storage account keys, passwords, and encryption keys. Getting a handle on secrets management can be a top challenge. Knowing where secrets are kept in the company is critical – and sometimes easier…

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Are You Preparing for Quantum?

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 9, 2020

Quantum supremacy is looming…some year in the future. However, contrary to what you may have heard, the advent of quantum computing won’t spell the end to encryption as we know it. That is, if enterprises take the necessary steps to prepare for a post-quantum future. Enterprises must begin the process of assessing their current systems,…

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PKI Solutions Live Q&A

By Kelly Stremel | Apr 3, 2020

If you joined our PKI Solutions Office Hours – our live Q&A – held on April 2, 2020 with Mark Cooper, Vadims Podāns, and Jacob Grandlienard, you were part of a lively PKI discussion. With questions around setting up permissions in ADCS, the pros and cons of where CDPs are located, and configuring NDES, this…

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ADCS Database Log Truncation Change in Server 2019

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 1, 2020

In our past blogs on the subject of Windows Server ADCS backups, we have touched on the issue of jet database logs not being truncated and deleted in some scenarios. https://www.pkisolutions.com/adcsbackups/ https://www.pkisolutions.com/database-log-files-are-not-truncated-when-you-perform-a-full-certification-authority-database-backup/ Specifically, if backups are performed via snapshot or non-VSS based backups and secondly, if any logs are still held open by the jet…

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PKI Solutions Webinar Series

By Kelly Stremel | Mar 24, 2020

Join us for our PKI Solutions webinar series, kicking off March 26, 2020. This will be a year of talking quantum preparedness, validating SSL certificates, multi-cloud key management, ways to improve the security of your PKI, and more. Mark Cooper, aka The PKI Guy, will present and host the webinars. Learn PKI best practices and…

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