Reference document helps enterprise security pros design Public Key Infrastructure

To help enterprises design Public Key Infrastructure and protect PKI from emerging threats, Microsoft IT has released a detailed technical reference document, “Securing Public Key Infrastructure,” that is now available, writes Tim Rains, Trustworthy Computing director, in a blog post.

Public Key Infrastructure is used as a “building block to provide key security controls, such as data protection and authentication for organizations. Many organizations operate their own PKI to support things like remote access, network authentication and securing communications,” he writes.

Compromising an organization’s PKI can “significantly help an attacker gain access” to sensitive data and systems they may be after, Rains writes.

To learn more, head over to the Microsoft Security Blog.

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