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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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PKI Solutions is hiring talented PKI professionals

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Mar 13, 2018

PKI Solutions offers a complete set of PKI consulting, training, professional services, support and assessments with a particular emphasis on Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services. As the demand for cybersecurity and the increased protection offered by PKI technologies continues to grow in the enterprise and the Internet of Things, so too is PKI Solutions Inc.…

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Understanding Microsoft Cryptographic Service Providers

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Feb 28, 2018

A common question I often get from customers and students is about Microsoft’s Cryptographic Service Providers (CSP). The CSPs are responsible for creating, storing and accessing cryptographic keys – the underpinnings of any certificate and PKI. These keys can be symmetric or asymmetric, RSA, Elliptical Key or a host of others such as DES, 3DES, and…

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PKI Solutions logo contest!

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Feb 23, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that we’re unveiling our new company logo on our website today. The PKIGuy and the rest of the team here are excited to welcome you to our first-ever PKI Solutions logo contest! Since cryptography is the art of writing and solving codes, we decided to have some fun with the roll-out…

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