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The PKI Guy talks quantum-safe security with Alexander Truskovsky of ISARA Corporation

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Aug 1, 2018

Q&A with Alexander Truskovsky, senior product manager, ISARA Corporation TPG: Tell us about ISARA.  AT: ISARA Corporation is a cybersecurity company specializing in creating production-ready quantum-safe solutions for today’s computing ecosystems. We enable OEMs to achieve a seamless migration to next-generation security measures by embedding our optimized quantum-safe algorithms and unique crypto-agile technology. We actively…

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MS Press Server 2008 PKI Book Errata launch

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Jul 16, 2018

For many years I’ve been tracking the corrections and issues in the last Microsoft Press Windows Server 2008 PKI book. All of these items have previously been incorporated into our standard deployment and consulting engagements as well as baked into our training courses. But I’ve long wanted to post an unofficial errata list for the…

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Boost Security in Your Organization with Tactical Two-Factor Authentication

By Kelly Stremel | Jul 10, 2018

For business applications, two-factor authentication is a must, especially for any employee or user accounts that have access to sensitive applications or customer information. Mark explains how automating and integrating two-factor authentication technology is a vital step to guarding against security breaches. Check out his latest article in ISACA’s The Nexus.

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The PKI Guy talks key management with Rashmi Jha of Microsoft

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Jun 29, 2018

Q&A with Rashmi Jha, senior program manager for Active Directory Certificate Services, Microsoft TPG: What is your involvement with Active Directory Certificate Services? RJ: I am the product manager for Active Directory Certificate Services. I own and influence the product’s design and features for vNext and existing releases too.   TPG: What is Microsoft’s Azure…

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PKI Explained: Why It Is Necessary and Relevant Now More Than Ever

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | May 16, 2018

Unauthorized access, unsigned applications (malware) and unsecured email. What can help prevent these top 3 cyberthreats impacting organizations today? Public key infrastructure (PKI). Mark explains PKI and authentication in an article in ISACA’s The Nexus. I like his analogy describing PKI as “a virtual, encrypted handshake.” Check out the article.

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BYOD Raises Challenges Around Identity and Access Management

By Kelly Stremel | Apr 18, 2018

We work in a bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) culture, which raises questions and challenges around identity and access management. Mark was interviewed by Solutions Review about BYOD security issues and what organizations can do. Check out the Q&A.

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What Can Organizations Do About IoT Security?

By Kelly Stremel | Apr 16, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises innovation and helpfulness, but it also raises cybersecurity challenges for organizations, as IoT devices typically lack any sort of security platform. Mark outlines security risks and offers up recommendations. Check out the Q&A he did with Solutions Review.  

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Stay Safer Online With Two-Factor Authentication

By Kelly Stremel | Apr 12, 2018

According to Pew Research Center, 84 percent of adults rely primarily on memorization or pen and paper to store passwords. But we know that storing passwords on paper could lead to exposure. Instead, using a complex password, combined with password management, and two-factor or multi-factor authentication can help greatly reduce risks. Especially with phishing on…

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Microsoft ADCS Certificate Transparency Support

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

Microsoft just released their official statement and support for Certificate Transparency. I will be writing a full article covering this update as there are several key areas that are lacking in the Microsoft documentation. So in the interest of spreading the word on the official announcement, here is the link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093260/introduction-of-ad-cs-certificate-transparency   Issues that need…

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