The PKI Guy's Q&A Series

Mark B. Cooper, known as The PKI Guy, talks with a wide variety of experts who share their insights on current technologies, new developments, and what's on the horizon. Learn more about cybersecurity threats and trends, how enterprises can take action, and industry happenings. Check back regularly!

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The PKI Guy talks post-quantum standards with Lily Chen of NIST

By ThePKIGuy | June 11, 2020

Q&A with Lily Chen, group manager, post-quantum cryptography team with NIST TPG: Tell us about your role with the NIST Post-Quantum Team and how you are leading the efforts to render quantum attacks ineffective. LC: I am the manager of the Cryptographic Technology Group at NIST, which has developed and published cryptographic standards for more…

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The PKI Guy talks standards with Dean Coclin, chair of the ASC X9 PKI study group

By ThePKIGuy | May 19, 2020

Q&A with Dean Coclin, chair of the ASC X9 PKI Study Group and senior director of business development at DigiCert TPG: Tell us more about the goals of the ASC X9F PKI Study Group. DC: Let’s start first with ASC X9. ASC X9 is accredited by ANSI (the American National Standards Institute) to develop and…

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The PKI Guy discusses crypto-agility with Johannes Lintzen of Cryptomathic

By ThePKIGuy | April 21, 2020

Q&A with Johannes Lintzen, executive vice president, Cryptomathic TPG: When will we truly see quantum computing? JL: While the science and technology behind quantum computers is extremely complex, their computing power has been steadily increasing, from 3 qubits in 1998, to 7 qubits in 2000, to 12 qubits in 2006, and up to 72 qubits…

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The PKI Guy examines how to end illegal robocalls with Chris Drake of iconectiv

By ThePKIGuy | March 31, 2020

Q&A with Chris Drake, CTO of iconectiv  TPG: How big is the illegal robocall and caller ID spoofing problem? CD: Currently over 75% of calls are left unanswered when it comes from an unidentified or unfamiliar number. This is due to the spike in illegal robocalls. In October 2019, Americans were inundated with more than…

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The PKI Guy explores what’s on the cyber horizon with Mirko Zorz of Help Net Security

By ThePKIGuy | February 11, 2020

Q&A with Mirko Zorz, editor-in-chief, Help Net Security TPG: What are the biggest technical security challenges organizations are facing? MZ: We can divide all challenges organization are facing today in two categories: human and technical. To make things more complicated, these are also interconnected and often interdependent. On the human side, you have users that…

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The PKI Guy discusses cyber trends with Dan Raywood of Infosecurity Magazine

By ThePKIGuy | January 14, 2020

Q&A with Dan Raywood, deputy editor, InfoSecurity Magazine TPG: What do you think will be the most discussed industry trends of 2020? DR: I can see AI being discussed more and more as we move into the next decade. Our research suggests that this is the biggest driver for cybersecurity practitioners going forward. I also…

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