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Secure Public Key Infrastructure

Standards, PGP and Beyond

Desmedt, Yvo G. (Ed.)

2017, Approx. 130 p. 20 illus.

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  • About this book

  • -Focus on security aspects of public key infrastructures
  • -Strategies to survive limited malicious attacks on public key infrastructures (PKI)
  • -Most other books on PKI focus solely on PGP or on X500/X509
  • -Deals with corrupt certification authorities (CAs) and CAs whose computers were hacked

Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) are a trust management technology for public keys, consisting of several interconnected Certifying Authorities (CAs). The CAs issue certificates that establish ownership of public keys, which can be used to support authentication, integrity and privacy. The structure of a PKI can be quite complex, and securing PKIs has therefore become a major concern, exacerbated with the commercialization of the Internet.

Secure Public Key Infrastructure: Standards, PGP and Beyond focuses on security aspects of public key infrastructures, addressing such issues as inadequacy of security checks when certificates are issued, and revocation time. The editor presents several possible solutions for withstanding malicious attacks, while laying the groundwork for future safeguards.

Secure Public Key Infrastructure: Standards, PGP and Beyond is designed for practitioners and researchers in industry, as well as advanced-level students in computer science and mathematics.


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Computer Science - Computer Security - Cryptography - Key - Network Security - PGP - PKI - Public - Standards - currentjm

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Security and Cryptology - Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Preface.- Introduction.- The X509 Infrastructure.- The PGP and Paradigm.- Trust Models.- Platform Dependencies/Independencies.- Revocation.- Boom or Bust or Alternatives?.- Index.

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