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ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter Luncheon – June 12th, 2014

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Jun 12, 2014

My thanks to the excellent group of attendees at today’s ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter luncheon presentation on Managing and Assessing Risks in a PKI. It was a great turnout and they had some excellent questions. Today’s session is available on the ISACA website for download at: http://www.isaca-oregon.org/past-presentations.html.

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New Speaking Engagement Announcements

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Jun 10, 2014

I am pleased to announce several upcoming speaking engagements:   June 12, Willamette Valley ISACA – Managing and Assessing Risks with PKI Sept 22-23, ICT4All/Arab PKI Forum: Hammamet,Tunisia ) Oct 13-16, Thales e-Security EMEA Partner Conference: Marrakech, Morroco Nov 17-20, TechMentor Conference Orlando, Florida TMT10 – Top 20 Mistakes in Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Deployments…

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Securing Public Key Infrastructure Whitepaper is Released!

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Jun 10, 2014

Here’s a great new PKI whitepaper from Microsoft I contributed to prior to my departure. It hasn’t been widely publicized or distributed yet, but you can get it direct from Microsoft. Entitled “Securing Public Key Infrastructure” it is the most up to date set of best practices from Microsoft in years!   Topics include: Planning…

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Cloud Security Alliance Conference Call for Papers

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Mar 14, 2014

Just got notified via the Linked Cloud Security Alliance group that the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress 2014 is now accepting papers for the November conference. So I have submitted my proposal entitled “Securing Cloud Servers and Services with PKI Certificates”. The deadline for submissions is May 16, and notification goes out by May 30th.

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Productive Day – Papers for IT/Dev Connections 2014

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Mar 13, 2014

Yes indeed, today has been a productive day. Another set of papers have been submitted to the Windows IT Pro sponsored IT/Dev Connections 2014. The good thing is that the call  just opened, so I have a little time to come up with some new topics. What interests you guys the most? I’m thinking more Cloud…

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Papers submitted for RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Mar 13, 2014

The deadline for the papers for the RSA Conference Asia Pacific has been reached and I was able to get several topics submitted in time. No word on when selections will be done, but I am looking forward to hearing the news. Stay tuned for details on whether I will be selected to speak.  

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Papers Submitted for CyberSecureGov

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Mar 13, 2014

Today the ISC2 organization announced the closing of the call for papers for the June 2-3 CyberSecureGov conference in Washington DC. I have submitted four papers for considerations and am looking forward to hearing if I will be selected to speak at the conference. The email today indicated speakers should be notified by April 1st. Hope…

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Book Status – March 9, 2014

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Mar 9, 2014

Here is the first of many updates for the new 2012 Microsoft PKI (Active Directory Certificate Services) book updates. Just this week, Brian sent me the first five chapters for review. So things are definitely underway and we are hoping for release this year! Stay tuned for further developments and topics as we move closer…

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2012 PKI Book in Progress!

By Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" | Sep 10, 2013

Great news, I’ve been working with Brian Komar, the author of the 2003 and 2008 MS Press Windows Server 2008 PKI and Certificate Security books. He has crafted the technical outline of the book and I will be working with him as a Technical Editor. So for the time being I am reviewing the book…

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