The PKI Guy's Q&A Series

Mark B. Cooper, known as The PKI Guy, will be talking with a wide variety of technology experts who will share their insights on current technologies, new developments, and what's on the horizon.

The PKI Guy discusses telecommunications with Dr. Charles Clancy of Virginia Tech

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | May 8, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Charles Clancy, executive director of Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology, engineering professor, and author TPG: Tell us how you’re involved in cybersecurity for telecommunications. CC: I have been working at the intersection of cybersecurity and telecommunications for the past 20 years. When I was a PhD student, WiFi…

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The PKI Guy talks enterprise security with Ryan Smith of Futurex

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | April 23, 2019

Q&A with Ryan Smith, vice president, global business development, Futurex TPG: Tell us about your cryptographic solutions. RS: Futurex is a global manufacturer of FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and PCI HSM validated hardware security modules and enterprise security applications. At a high level, our focus is on three areas: cryptographic processing, key and certificate management,…

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The PKI Guy explores data encryption with Cindy Provin of nCipher Security

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | March 29, 2019

Q&A with Cindy Provin, CEO, nCipher Security TPG: There has been lots of news lately about your company being acquired by Entrust Datacard. What’s the latest with nCipher Security? CP: nCipher Security is a separate company within Thales. nCipher has been operating as a separate stand-alone business within Thales since January 2019.  We continue to…

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The PKI Guy drills down on PKI operations with Jeff Stapleton, author

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | February 13, 2019

Q&A with J.J. Stapleton, co-author of Security without Obscurity: A Guide to PKI Operations

TPG: What practical advice do you have for an organization considering deploying a PKI solution?

JS: There are various PKI architectures to consider. An internal private PKI deployed wholly within the organization, a hosted private PKI deployed at a third-party service provider, or an external public PKI operated by a commercial third party. Each has pros and cons…

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The PKI Guy explores quantum-ready solutions with Bruno Couillard of Crypto4A

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | January 22, 2019

Q&A with Bruno Couillard, president and CTO, Crypto4A TPG: Your hardware security module (HSM) architecture team has an interesting history in the world of cryptography—can you tell us about that? BC: Many of our team, (including myself and the other three founders) have been consistently in the crypto and cybersecurity space for decades. Some of…

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The PKI Guy talks digital identity with Kevin von Keyserling of Keyfactor

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | November 26, 2018

Q&A with Kevin von Keyserling, CEO and co-founder, Keyfactor TPG: Tell us about Keyfactor. KvK: We’re a digital identity software company that provides end-to-end authentication, encryption, and signing technologies that safeguard data, devices, applications, and people. Our platform allows our clients to master every digital identity within their organization quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Up until a…

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