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

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Jan 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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Object Identifiers (OID) in PKI

By Jake Grandlienard | Jan 8, 2019

A common question asked in our classes when we cover object identifiers (OIDs) is if there is a list of all the OIDs in a PKI environment. An object identifier is a string of decimal numbers that uniquely identifies an object. Since it isn’t a quick answer, I created this post to go a little…

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7 Top Cybersecurity Trends in 2019

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Dec 11, 2018

Forty-three percent of businesses were a victim of a cybersecurity breach in the past year, based on the recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018. Organizations are continuing to do a less than stellar job protecting their users’ data from inadvertent exposure, such as exposed APIs, poor authentication, etc. In fact, 4.5 billion data records were…

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What Types of Threats and Encryption Will We See in 2019?

By Kelly Stremel | Nov 26, 2018

What were the biggest cybersecurity concerns of 2018? What will the biggest technology trends be in 2019? Mark is interviewed about threats and encryption, taking a look at cybersecurity in 2018 and a look ahead to 2019. Check out the Q&A in Solutions Review.

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

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Nov 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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The Evolving Sense of Trust in the Age of Cryptocurrency

By Kelly Stremel | Nov 6, 2018

With the rise of cryptocurrency, how we perceive the notion of trust is changing. Will cryptocurrency change our perception of trustworthy persons? Do we need to redefine and profile how we investigate and control personnel with digital currency? Mark’s premise is that we need trust to be the cornerstone before digital currency can gain wide…

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How to Make Informed Risk Management Decisions About What to Store in the Cloud

By Kelly Stremel | Nov 6, 2018

There are risk management issues with the cloud. In his article, Mark discusses how organizations need to proceed with caution about what they store, outlines security risks, and makes recommendations. Check out his latest article in Security Magazine.

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The PKI Guy discusses digital certificates security with Muralidharan Palanisamy of AppViewX

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Oct 18, 2018

Q&A with Muralidharan Palanisamy, chief solutions officer, AppViewX TPG: Tell us a little bit about AppViewX. MP: AppViewX is revolutionizing the way NetOps and SecOps teams deliver services to Enterprise IT. We have a modular, low-code software platform that enables the automation and orchestration of network and security infrastructure using an intuitive, context-aware, visual workflow. TPG: What…

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Mark Speaking at BSides PDX on October 27

By Kelly Stremel | Oct 15, 2018

Join Mark B. Cooper, president and founder of PKI Solutions, at this year’s BSides PDX, a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Mark will give a special presentation on “The Secret to Secrets Management” on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm. In his presentation,…

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