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Securing Public Key Infrastructure Whitepaper is Released!

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 10, 2014

Here’s a great new PKI whitepaper from Microsoft I contributed to prior to my departure. It hasn’t been widely publicized or distributed yet, but you can get it direct from Microsoft. Entitled “Securing Public Key Infrastructure” it is the most up to date set of best practices from Microsoft in years!   Topics include: Planning…

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Cloud Security Alliance Conference Call for Papers

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 14, 2014

Just got notified via the Linked Cloud Security Alliance group that the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress 2014 is now accepting papers for the November conference. So I have submitted my proposal entitled “Securing Cloud Servers and Services with PKI Certificates”. The deadline for submissions is May 16, and notification goes out by May 30th.

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Productive Day – Papers for IT/Dev Connections 2014

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 13, 2014

Yes indeed, today has been a productive day. Another set of papers have been submitted to the Windows IT Pro sponsored IT/Dev Connections 2014. The good thing is that the call  just opened, so I have a little time to come up with some new topics. What interests you guys the most? I’m thinking more Cloud…

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Papers submitted for RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 13, 2014

The deadline for the papers for the RSA Conference Asia Pacific has been reached and I was able to get several topics submitted in time. No word on when selections will be done, but I am looking forward to hearing the news. Stay tuned for details on whether I will be selected to speak.  

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Papers Submitted for CyberSecureGov

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 13, 2014

Today the ISC2 organization announced the closing of the call for papers for the June 2-3 CyberSecureGov conference in Washington DC. I have submitted four papers for considerations and am looking forward to hearing if I will be selected to speak at the conference. The email today indicated speakers should be notified by April 1st. Hope…

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Book Status – March 9, 2014

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 9, 2014

Here is the first of many updates for the new 2012 Microsoft PKI (Active Directory Certificate Services) book updates. Just this week, Brian sent me the first five chapters for review. So things are definitely underway and we are hoping for release this year! Stay tuned for further developments and topics as we move closer…

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2012 PKI Book in Progress!

By ThePKIGuy | Sep 10, 2013

Great news, I’ve been working with Brian Komar, the author of the 2003 and 2008 MS Press Windows Server 2008 PKI and Certificate Security books. He has crafted the technical outline of the book and I will be working with him as a Technical Editor. So for the time being I am reviewing the book…

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Goodbye MD5 – Sooner Than You Think!

By ThePKIGuy | Sep 7, 2013

If you recall, last year Microsoft took a small step to increase the security of enterprises by following industry standards that weaker/shorter keylengths were no longer viable for production use. Microsoft did this with KB 2661254 which prevented Windows operating systems from validating certificates with key lengths shorter than 1024. Recently, Microsoft announced Security Advisory…

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PKI Solutions is Full Steam Ahead

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 23, 2013

The work to get PKI Solutions spun up is going quite well. For those of you I have worked with in the past, I am looking forward to continuing to work with you in this new role. I am extremely pleased that so many of you are supporting the new venture and are already signed…

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