InfoSecWOTD#4 PKI ๐Ÿ“ƒ

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Today’s #infosec Word of the Day #4 is

#PKI ๐Ÿ“ƒ – Public Key Infrastructure

If you work for any organization today, most likely in the role of asset owners, risk managers, principal engineers and various positions who are responsible for your organizations systems, products and solutions, you will come across this term #PKI. It stands for Public Key Infrastructure.

Simply put, a PKI is a system of software, hardware, creation, storage, and distribution of digital certificates.

The core of most security systems is authentication and access control and the digital certificates give us the ability to identify people and machines behind the information that is presented either on the screen or to other systems for further processing.

They also provide the ability to secure sensitive electronic information as it is passed back and forth between two parties, and provides each party with a key to encrypt and decrypt the digital data

#sslcertificates are one prime example of these. As an exercise of your cyber-hygiene, go ahead and click on the ๐Ÿ”“ icon on any website, and see which PKI Organization issued the SSL Certificate.

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