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 talks authentication with author Ivan Ristic

By ThePKIGuy | July 31, 2019

Q&A with Ivan Ristic, author of Bulletproof SSL and TLS and founder of Hardenize TPG: Tell us about your book, Bulletproof SSL and TLS. What are the biggest takeaways for IT security professionals? IR: Bulletproof SSL and TLS came out of my frustrations with the complexities of the TLS and PKI ecosystem and especially the…

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The PKI Guy explores IoT security with Doug Beattie of GlobalSign

By ThePKIGuy | June 11, 2019

Q&A with Doug Beattie, vice president of product management, GlobalSign TPG: Tell us about your scalable encryption. DB: GlobalSign is an identity services company providing cloud-based, highly scalable PKI solutions for enterprises needing to conduct safe commerce, communications, content delivery, and community interactions. Our identity and security solutions enable businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers,…

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

By ThePKIGuy | 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 ThePKIGuy | 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 ThePKIGuy | 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 ThePKIGuy | 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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