The introduction of public key cryptography (PKC) was a critical advance in IT security. In contrast to symmetric key cryptography, it enables confidential communication between entities in open networks, in particular the Internet, without prior contact. Beyond this PKC also enables protection techniques that have no analogue in traditional cryptography, most importantly digital signatures which for example support Internet security by authenticating software downloads and updates. Although PKC does not require the confidential exchange of secret keys, proper management of the private and public keys used in PKC is still of vital importance: the private keys must remain private, and the public keys must be verifiably authentic. So understanding so-called public key infrastructures (PKIs) that manage key pairs is at least as important as studying the ingenious mathematical ideas underlying PKC. In this book the authors explain the most important concepts underlying PKIs and discuss relevant standards, implementations, and applications. The book is structured into chapters on the motivation for PKI, certificates, trust models, private keys, revocation, validity models, certification service providers, certificate policies, certification paths, and practical aspects of PKI. This is a suitable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and related disciplines, complementing introductory courses on cryptography. The authors assume only basic computer science prerequisites, and they include exercises in all chapters and solutions in an appendix. They also include detailed pointers to relevant standards and implementation guidelines, so the book is also appropriate for self-study and reference by industrial and academic researchers and practitioners.
With the recent Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, public key cryptography, digital signatures, and digital certificates are finally emerging as a ubiquitous part of the Information Technology landscape. Although these technologies have been around for over twenty years, this legislative move will surely boost e-commerce act
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a set of hardware, software, people, policies, and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates. In cryptography, a PKI is an arrangement that binds public keys with respective user identities by means of a certificate authority (CA). The user identity must be unique within each CA domain. The binding is established through the registration and issuance process, which, depending on the level of assurance the binding has, may be carried out by software at a CA, or under human supervision. The PKI role that assures this binding is called the Registration Authority (RA). For each user, the user identity, the public key, their binding, validity conditions and other attributes are made unforgeable in public key certificates issued by the CA. This book is your ultimate resource for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) right away, covering: Public key infrastructure, CA/Browser Forum, Certificate authority, Certificate server, Certificate-based encryption, Coppersmith's Attack, Decisional composite residuosity assumption, Detached signature, Digital signature, Digital Signature Algorithm, Domain Name System Security Extensions, ElGamal encryption, Hyperelliptic curve cryptography, Intermediate certificate authorities, Jumbleme (digital encryption service), KCDSA, Keystore, McEliece cryptosystem, Merkle-Hellman knapsack cryptosystem, MQV, Niederreiter cryptosystem, Non-repudiation, Online Certificate Status Protocol, Paillier cryptosystem, PKCS, Pretty Good Privacy, Public key certificate, Public-key cryptography, Rabin cryptosystem, Rabin signature algorithm, Resource Public Key Infrastructure, Revocation list, Root certificate, RSA, RSA problem, RSA/Intuitive, SAFE-BioPharma Association, Self-signed certificate, Signcryption, Strong RSA assumption, Trusted third party, U-Prove, Web of trust, Wiener's Attack, Wireless Public Key Infrastructure, X.509, Key management, 40-bit encryption, AACS encryption key controversy, AN/CYZ-10, AN/PYQ-10, ASC X9, CCMP, CDMF, Certificate policy, Computational trust, Cryptographic key types, Cryptoperiod, Derived unique key per transaction, Ephemeral key, Extended Validation Certificate, Fill device, Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol, Key (cryptography), Key authentication, Key Ceremony, Key clustering, Key derivation function, Key distribution, Key distribution center, Key encapsulation, Key escrow, Key fob, Key generation, Key generator, Key server (cryptographic), Key signature (cryptography), Key signing party, Key size, Key space (cryptography), Key stretching, Key whitening, Keychain, Keyfile, Keymat, Keysigning, KOI-18, KSD-64, KSV-21, KYK-13, List of cryptographic key types, Offline private key, Pre-shared key, Quantum digital signature, Racoon (KAME), Rijndael key schedule, Robot certificate authority, Secret sharing, Secure DTD2000 System, Secure key issuing cryptography, Self-certifying key, Session key, Shared secret, Signal operating instructions, Simple Key-Management for Internet Protocol, Simple public key infrastructure, Ssh-agent, Static key, Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, Texas Instruments signing key controversy, Ticket Granting Ticket, Trust anchor, Trusted paper key, Uf-cma, VeriSign Secured Seal, Weak key, Zeroisation, Benaloh cryptosystem, Bilateral key exchange, Blum-Goldwasser cryptosystem...and much more This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) with the objectivity of experienced professionals.
A practical guide to Cryptography and its use in the Internet and other communication networks. This overview takes the reader through basic issues and on to more advanced concepts, to cover all levels of interest. Coverage includes all key mathematical concepts, standardisation, authentication, elliptic curve cryptography, and algorithm modes and protocols (including SSL, TLS, IPSec, SMIME, & PGP protocols). * Details what the risks on the internet are and how cryptography can help * Includes a chapter on interception which is unique amongst competing books in this field * Explains Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) - currently the most important issue when using cryptography in a large organisation * Includes up-to-date referencing of people, organisations, books and Web sites and the latest information about recent acts and standards affecting encryption practice * Tackles the practical issues such as the difference between SSL and IPSec, which companies are active on the market and where to get further information
PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES! Access control protects resources against unauthorized viewing, tampering, or destruction. They serve as a primary means of ensuring privacy, confidentiality, and prevention of unauthorized disclosure. The first part of Access Control, Authentication, and Public Key Infrastructure defines the components of access control, provides a business framework for implementation, and discusses legal requirements that impact access contol programs. It then looks at the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities prevalent in information systems and IT infrastructures and how to handle them. The final part is a resource for students and professionals which disucsses putting access control systems to work as well as testing and managing them.
Second European PKI Workshop: Research and Applications, EuroPKI 2005, Canterbury, UK, June 30- July 1, 2005, Revised Selected Papers
Author: David Chadwick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This book contains the proceedings of the 2nd EuroPKI Workshop — EuroPKI 2005, held at the University of Kent in the city of Canterbury, UK, 30 June–1 July 2005. The workshop was informal and lively, and the university setting encouragedactive exchangesbetween the speakersand the audience. TheworkshopprogramcomprisedakeynotespeechfromDr.CarlisleAdams, followedby18refereedpapers,withaworkshopdinnerinandguidedtouraround the historic Dover Castle. Dr. Adams is well known for his contributions to the CAST family of s- metric encryption algorithms, to international standards from the IETF, ISO, and OASIS, authorship of over 30 refereed journals and conference papers, and co-authorship of Understanding PKI: Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations (Addison-Wesley). Dr. Adams keynote speech was entitled ‘PKI: Views from the Dispassionate “I”,’ in which he presented his thoughts on why PKIhas been availableas an authentication technology for many years now,but has only enjoyed large-scale success in fairly limited contexts to date. He also presented his thoughts on the possible future(s) of this technology, with emp- sis on the major factors hindering adoption and some potential directions for future research in these areas. In response to the Call for Papers, 43 workshop papers were submitted in total. All papers were blind reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee, the majority having 3 reviewers, with a few borderline papers h- ing 4 or more reviewers; 18 papers were accepted for presentation in 8 sessions.
7th European Workshop, EuroPKI 2010, Athens, Greece, September 23-24, 2010. Revised Selected Papers
Author: Jan Camenisch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Public Key Infrastructures, Services and Applications, EuroPKI 2010, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2010. The 14 revised full papers presented together with an invited article were carefully reviewed and selected from 41 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on authentication mechanisms; privacy preserving techniques; PKI & PKC applications; electronic signature schemes; identity management.
Third European PKI Workshop: Theory and Practice, EuroPKI 2006, Turin, Italy, June 19-20, 2006, Proceedings
Author: Andrea S. Atzeni
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Today, PKIs have come of age and they support the security of several large networked systems, such as company-wide document management systems, - governmentapplicationsandsecureVPN.However, despitethissuccess, the?eld has not yet reachedits full scienti?c maturity and there is still room for research in this area. For example, open issues exist in the e?cient management of large PKI (especially with respect to certi?cate validation), better performance could be attained by improved cryptographic techniques and innovative applications are continuously proposed. To discuss progress in the PKI ?eld, the European PKI workshop series was established in 2004, following similar initiatives in Asia and the USA. The ?rst two events of this series took place on the Island of Samos, Greece (EuroPKI 2004), and in Canterbury, UK (EuroPKI 2005). This book contains the proceedings of the Third European PKI Workshop (EuroPKI 2006), held at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, on June 19-20, 2006. In response to the Call for Papers, about 50 submissions were received. All submissions werereviewed by at least two reviewers(external or members of the Program Committee) and most of them got three reviews. At the end of this process, 22 papers were selected, 18 in their full form and 4 as short papers. These papers led to a lively workshop, with a good mixture between theory and application, continuing the success of the previous workshops in the seri
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First European Public Key Infrastructure Workshop: Research and Applications, EuroPKI 2004, held on Samos Island, Greece in June 2004. The 25 revised full papers and 5 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 73 submissions. The papers address all current issues in PKI, ranging from theoretical and foundational topics to applications and regulatory issues in various contexts.
5th European PKI Workshop: Theory and Practice, EuroPKI 2008 Trondheim, Norway, June 16-17, 2008, Proceedings
Author: Stig F. Mjølsnes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This book contains the proceedings of the 5th European Public Key Infrastr- ture Workshop: Theory and Practice, EuroPKI 2008, which was held on the NTNU campus Gloshaugen in Trondheim, Norway, in June 2008. The EuroPKI workshop series focuses on all research and practice aspects of public key infrastructures, services and applications, and welcomes original research papers and excellent survey contributions from academia, government, and industry. Simplyput, publickeysareeasiertodistributethansecretkeys.Nevertheless, constructing e?ective, practical, secure and low cost means for assuring auth- ticity and validity of public keys used in large-scale networked services remains both a technological and organizational challenge. In a nutshell, this is the PKI problem, and the papers presented herein propose new solutions and insight for these questions. This volume holds 16 refereedpapers including the presentationpaper by the invited speaker P. Landrock. In response to the EuroPKI 2008 call for papers, a total of 37 paper proposalswere received. All submissions underwenta thorough blind review by at least three PC members, resulting in a careful selection and revision of the accepted papers. The authors came from 10 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Spain, and the USA.Theacceptedpaperswereorganizedintothe topicalsessions: InvitedTalk, Certi?cates, Authentication, Practice, Signatures, Analysis, and Networks.
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9th European Workshop, EuroPKI 2012, Pisa, Italy, September 13-14, 2012, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 9th European Workshop, EuroPKI 2012, held in Pisa, Italy, in September 2012. The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 30 submissions and cover topics such as Cryptographic Schemas and Protocols, Public Key Infrastructure, Wireless Authentication and Revocation, Certificate and Trusted Computing, and Digital Structures.
What are the security controls on the archival system? Who are you talking securely with? Who do you trust, and for what? If your organization has a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), is it possible to manage the database keys with the existing PKI? In-house or outsourcing? This premium Public Key Infrastructure self-assessment will make you the assured Public Key Infrastructure domain master by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any Public Key Infrastructure challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the Public Key Infrastructure work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every Public Key Infrastructure task and that every Public Key Infrastructure outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Public Key Infrastructure costs are low? How can I deliver tailored Public Key Infrastructure advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all Public Key Infrastructure essentials are covered, from every angle: the Public Key Infrastructure self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the required activities and processes so that Public Key Infrastructure outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced Public Key Infrastructure practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the easy elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in Public Key Infrastructure are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the Public Key Infrastructure self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows you exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Public Key Infrastructure Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.
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Security for electronic commerce has become increasingly demanding in recent years owing to its widespread adoption across geographically distributed systems. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a relatively new technology with foundations in mathematics and which provides the necessary security features for digital commerce. The main goal of this work is to provide an introduction to PKI and how it can be used across geographically distributed systems. We start with an introduction to electronic commerce security and discuss its security concerns. This is followed by an introduction to cryptography, which sets the stage for the main chapter on PKI which introduces several components of this system in detail and its expectations. Next, certificates and certificate management, which are key components of electronic security, are discussed. The work is concluded with real world applications of PKI, its restrictions and problems, and its future.
Advances and Remaining Challenges to Adoption of Public Key Infrastructure Technology
Author: David L. McClure
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Reviews the federal government's public key infrastructure (PKI) strategy and initiatives to assess the issues and challenges the government faces in adopting this new technology. A PKI is a system of hardware, software, policies, and people that, when fully and properly implemented, can provide a suite of information security assurances that are important in protecting sensitive communications and transactions. The report assesses (1) the progress of the federal government in planning and coordinating federal PKI initiatives and (2) remaining challenges to be overcome before PKI can be put into widespread use. Charts and tables.
Public key infrastructure, or PKI, is a security system for e-mail, massaging, and e-commerce that uses digital certificates, cryptography, and certificate authorities to ensure data integrity and verify the identities of senders and receivers. This thorough, hands-on guide delivers all the know-how network administrators need to set up a state-of-the-art PKI system, from architecture, planning, and implementation to cryptography, standards, and certificates.