Public Key Infrastructure Consortium (PKI Consortium)

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PKI Consortium

The PKI Consortium is comprised of leading organizations that are committed to improve, create and collaborate on generic, industry or use-case specific policies, procedures, best practices, standards and tools that advance trust in assets and communication for everyone and everything using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as well as the security of the internet in general. By engaging with users, regulators, supervisory bodies and other interested or relying parties the consortium can address actual issues. [learn more…]

Public Key Infrastructure

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) defines the foundation for most modern security systems and provides Confidentiality, Integrity, Authenticity and Non-repudiation. It relies on public key cryptography, a universally accepted asymmetric technology that enables entities to securely communicate using an insecure transport or media, reliably link the data to the signatory and protects the integrity of the data while proving guarantees about the existence of the data at the time of signature creation.

You are invited to participate in the PKI Consortium’s first Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) conference
November 30, 2022 by Paul van Brouwershaven (Entrust), Kirk Hall (Entrust) Conference Post-Quantum Cryptography PQC
Speakers at this conference include some of the world’s top Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) experts and come from government science agencies, standards bodies, and private organizations at the forefront of this new challenge to digital security. Topics will cover the status of PQC standardization at NIST, ETSI, and IETF, government preparations, migration strategies, etc.

What is the PKI Maturity Model (PKIMM) and how can you contribute?
July 11, 2022 by Roman Cinkais (3Key Company) Maturity model PKIC PKIMM
The PKI Consortium recently established the PKI Maturity Model Working Group to build a PKI maturity model that will be recognized around the globe as a standard for evaluation, planning, and comparison between different PKI implementations. In this blog post we will tell you more about why we are building the model and how you can contribute to it.

An open letter to Apple
March 21, 2022 by PKI Consortium Apple PKIC
We would like to thank and also invite Apple to work more closely with organizations such as the CA/Browser Forum, ETSI and the PKI Consortium to address its concerns, work towards harmonization of policies and to support standardized automation in its software before making any changes on its own. This is because unilaterally enforced policies, especially those that go beyond your own root program, can have a disproportionate impact on PKI implementations, its relying parties and the entire ecosystem.

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