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Learn How the Third Largest Electric Utility Company in the U.S is Using PKI Spotlight to Prevent Network Outages

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 22, 2022

One of the key lessons that I’ve learned from working in the public key infrastructure (PKI) and cybersecurity space for more than 20 years is that we all have the same problems. What I mean by that is that most organizations share the same challenges when it comes to cybersecurity in general and PKI in…

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How Can Following Best Practices Prevent An Outage of Your PKI? Let Us Count The Ways

By ThePKIGuy | May 24, 2022

PKI Best Practices is a topic that is very near and dear to me as you would expect. I didn’t earn my nickname of “The PKI Guy” while I was working at Microsoft because of my skills at poker. Or, maybe I did, but that’s another story. At Microsoft, I spent 10 years as the…

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PKI Spotlight’s Threat Detection Features Allow IT Teams to Quickly Spot Abnormal Actions in Their Organization’s PKI Environments

By ThePKIGuy | May 2, 2022

Unfortunately, in today’s business environment, organizations everywhere are concerned about cyberattacks and need to be vigilant about threat detection. That’s why we incorporated threat detection as a key pillar of PKI Spotlight, our new product which is the industry’s first and only real-time PKI monitoring and alerting solution.   PKI Spotlight’s threat detection focuses on…

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Authority Magazine: 5 Things That Every Business Leader Should Do To Shield Themselves From Cyberattacks

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 28, 2022

If you’re worried about potential cyberattacks on your organization (unfortunately, who isn’t?), you should definitely read this Q&A article published in Authority Magazine that highlights a great interview with Mark B. Cooper. It’s a must-read article that provides some very helpful info. During his interview, Mark outlines the top 5 things that every business leader should do to…

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PKI Solutions Featured in Portland Business Journal

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 14, 2022

We’re excited to share that PKI Solutions was featured in a Portland Business Journal article, “Lake Oswego cybersecurity firm targets overlooked vulnerability” this week. Recently, Malia Spencer, technology reporter for the Portland Business Journal, interviewed our own Mark B. Cooper for her well-written article that gives a great overview of PKI Solutions and how the…

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New ‘Introduction to Certificates & Keys’ Training Course Available Now!

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 10, 2022

Organizations that are committed to maintaining the highest level of cybersecurity to protect their data need to have a highly educated IT team with a broad base of cybersecurity knowledge – including knowledge about the basics of PKI. That’s why we are excited to announce that our new Introduction to Certificates & Keys training course…

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Improve Your Organization’s Security Posture Management By Using PKI Spotlight

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 4, 2022

Maintaining the security and integrity of your organization’s PKI environments with visibility into configurations that can impact identity and encryption systems is foundational to managing your organization’s overall security posture. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about how PKI Spotlight, our new product which is the industry’s first and only real-time PKI and…

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Certificate renewal request is placed in pending state when Valid Existing Certificate is selected in certificate template

By Vadims Podāns | Mar 24, 2022
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Hello S-1-1-0, here is a new blog post in a long time. Today I want to talk about the issue when “Valid existing certificate” does not bypass CA Manager approval and/or enrollment agent requirement during certificate renewal in Microsoft CA. In certificate template settings, Issuance Requirements we can configure additional requirements for enrollment and re-enrollment…

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CyberNews Q&A Interview

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 23, 2022

Editor’s Note: Recently, CyberNews interviewed our own Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder of PKI Solutions for an article about the company and PKI Spotlight, the industry’s first and only solution that provides real-time monitoring and alerting of the availability, configuration, and security of all of organizations’ PKI environments – all consolidated into one easy-to-use…

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