security has been pioneered by PKI.
ongoing work on cloud computing.
WHAT IS PKI
Public Key Infrastructure(PKI) in simple terms defined as a set of hardware, software, people, policies, producers needed to create manage, store, distribute and revoke digital certificates based on asymmetric cryptography. It provides a secure framework to establish and maintain a trustworthy networking environment by validating the user credentials beyond any reasonable doubts. Secure your organization with a trusted identity.
PKI enables users of a basically insecure public network such as the Internet to securely and privately exchange data and money through the use of a public and a private cryptographic key pair that is obtained and shared through a trusted authority. The trusted authority is the Certificate Authority (CA) that forms the core of the infrastructure. The CA can identify an individual or an organization, issue digital certificates and manage them.
PKI Infosec’s CA solution enables trusted third Parties to enroll users/devices and issue X.509 V3 certificates, as well as manage certificate revocation and validation acvities efficiently. The PKI infrastructure may also require the following components, as per the security policies and the law of the land. Hardware Security Modules (HSM) – HSMs provide the highest form of security for protecting private keys. PKI use HSMs for signing keys used by the CA.