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Emphasizing Security Best Practices; the Rise and Fall of Diginotar

By Peter DiToro | Jul 13, 2022
Lack of attention to PKI and Key Encryption Best Practices can result in serious breaches with consequences to lives and businesses.

Between June 2011 and the end of the year, Diginotar, a Dutch Certificate Authority and wholly owned subsidiary of Vasco Data Security International, fell from a rising Euro tech star to a government takeover and subsequent bankruptcy. Diginotar had the wind in its sails; a deep-pocketed American parent, the full trust and patronage of the…

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PKI Spotlight Latest Release

By ThePKIGuy | Jul 12, 2022
Healthy Is-Alive status of the Certificate Authority. Status based on 6 tests including whether the CA has access to HSM to digitally sign certificates.

PKI Spotlight’s Latest Release Introduces New Features To Help IT Teams Solve Their Greatest PKI Challenges

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NDES and Intune Best Practices | Get Better At Articulating What PKIs Do

By Nick Sirikulbut | Jun 23, 2022
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Throughout the pandemic, we are seeing an increasing number of requests and questions from customers about the nuances of setting up Microsoft Intune and Microsoft NDES (Microsoft’s implementation of SCEP). We have also seen that customers get in trouble regarding certificates and the hybrid architecture of on-prem NDES and cloud-based Intune. At PKI Solutions we…

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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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