PKI Certificate Renewal Strategy: A Simple Cascading Schedule

Designing a strategy for Certificate Authority (CA) certificate renewal schedule can cause some confusion if you don’t understand the relationship between CA certificate renewals to end-entity certificate renewal overlaps.  However, the following these general guidelines can help CA certificate renew easily without shortening the life of the certificates. Let’s take the example of a 3-tier…

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Driving Safely Online & Legislation of Technology: Mandating Hands-Free Availability Built Into All Vehicles Instead of Disabling or Banning Cell Phones

This 21st century world with its enumerable social gadgets intertwined on the Web make driving hazardous. Our world is accustomed to life on the go via LinkedIn, blog postings, Facebook “likes”, and e-mail in our pockets. Our society is in need of status updates, real-time collaboration, video calls and electronic social gratification both at work…

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The Value of Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) in a PKI

In Internet explorer, inside Tools –> Internet Options –> Advanced there are two controls for revocation checking. Check for server certificate revocation controls whether revocation checks occur for HTTPS connections. Check for publisher’s certificate revocation controls whether revocation checks occur when validating the Authenticode digital signatures on downloaded programs and ActiveX controls. Microsoft’s recommendation as…

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