The proper design and architecture of a PKI is critical to its long term viability and integrity. The choices and procedures used before the first piece of software is ever installed are critical. Many security requirements must be properly defined well before the project moves forward. PKI Solutions can provide you the expertise you need to ensure your environment will not only meet your needs today, but is properly designed for your needs down the road. No one wants to tear out a core piece of their identity solution because a security consideration was overlooked.
PKI Solutions can work with you to define an environment that mitigates unacceptable security risks. We can help you navigate the PKI security “rabbit hole” until you fully understand the risks and how they can be remediated in your enterprise. Creating solutions to implement two-person integrity as well as non-repudiation controls.
We can also work with you to identify the security risks and complexities of your PKI. Helping you to understand and consider the security risks of a PKI is a critical step in the design and deployment of any PKI. We can help you with advanced topics such as hardware security modules, their use, operation and how they can help address specific risks is just part of the work we will do with you. Importantly, to get the most benefit of these devices and to protect your PKI, they should be implemented before you deploy your first CA.
A surprising number of PKI environments are abandoned or retired due to improper security controls and documentation. Very seldom is a PKI ever downgraded to a lower security posture. Do it right the first time and save your future budget for another project.