The PKI Blog

HSMs and the changing PKI Ecosystem

By ThePKIGuy | Oct 9, 2014

As I head back from the 1st annual Thales HSM User Group (HUG) conference in Chicago, I have been reflecting on the sessions and information that was shared at the conference. There is a ground swell of awareness around information protection and identity assurance. What was once the theoretical concepts of corporate espionage and dark…

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ADCS Hotfix and Known Issues

By ThePKIGuy | Sep 10, 2014

It’s been on my to-do list for a number of years but I’ve never had a chance to get to it. That is what tends to happen when you work at a big corporation and there are competing interests and demands on your time. But being the small business man that I am, I can…

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I'm Speaking at Microsoft TechEd Barcelona 2014

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 22, 2014

Come see me at this years Microsoft EMEA TechEd in Barcelona Oct 26-30. I will be addressing some of the most common PKI mistakes almost every organization makes. Come learn how to improve your security and management of this core infrastructure component.  

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NYC PKI Class is now Forming

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 22, 2014

Due to over-whelming demand for the 4-day PKI Training Course in Washington DC, I am now forming a class for New York City. I am currently targeting January 2015 and have a limited number of seats remaining. Contact me for more details. Here is the training class brochure.

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PKI In-Depth Training In New York City & San Francisco

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 18, 2014

I am now fielding interest for the 4-day PKI In-Depth Training course to be held in New York City and for San Francisco. Both are half-way to minimum course size. Dates will be established based on attendee availability. I will also be covering the new NDES Policy Module feature in 2012 R2 and the topics…

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Nearing Release – White Paper on Securing and Hardening NDES for BYOD Solutions

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 16, 2014

I am working on wrapping up a Microsoft sponsored White Paper entitled – Securing and Hardening Network Device Enrollment Service with Server 2012 R2. The paper is focusing on the new NDES Policy Module and methods to secure and protect the perimeter service. It integrates with Microsoft SCCM an Intune to provide a holistic BYOD…

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TechMentor Conference Discount Offer

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 5, 2014

I’ll be speaking at TechMentor, part of  Live! 360, November 17 – 21 in Orlando, FL.  Live! 360 brings together five conferences, and the brightest minds in IT and Dev, to explore leading edge technologies and conquer current ones. More info:   I’ll be presenting the following sessions: Managing and Deploying BYOD Identity Solutions…

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Free Webcast – Upgrading and Improving the Trust of Microsoft Windows Certificate Authorities

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 18, 2014

Check out the following free webcasts on Upgrading and Improving PKI security in your environment. A special focus will be on Windows Server 2003 CAs that are soon to be completely out of support when Microsoft ends Extended Support options. But the topics are applicable to Windows Server 2008 CAs as well. As part of these webcasts,…

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ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter Luncheon – June 12th, 2014

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 12, 2014

My thanks to the excellent group of attendees at today’s ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter luncheon presentation on Managing and Assessing Risks in a PKI. It was a great turnout and they had some excellent questions. Today’s session is available on the ISACA website for download at:

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