Mastering PKI


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Unlocking the Power of Public Key Infrastructure for Secure Digital Communication

In today's interconnected world, the seamless and secure exchange of digital information is vital for individuals, businesses, and governments alike. As cyber threats continue to evolve, the need for robust security measures has never been more critical. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) stands as the bedrock of trust and encryption in the digital realm, and mastering its intricacies is the key to safeguarding sensitive data and communication.

"Mastering PKI" is your definitive guide to understanding and harnessing the potential of Public Key Infrastructure. Penned by industry-leading experts, this book is your gateway to unraveling the complexities of PKI, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to create a secure digital environment for your organization or personal use.

What's Inside:

  1. Introduction to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    1. The Importance of PKI
    2. Historical Overview
    3. Terminologies and Concepts
    4. Components of PKI
    5. PKI Trust Models
  2. Cryptographic Fundamentals
    1. Encryption and Decryption
    2. Digital Signatures
    3. Hash Functions
    4. Key Pair Generation
    5. Certificates and Certificate Authorities (CAs)
    6. Certificate Revocation
  3. Certificate Authorities (CAs)
    1. CA Hierarchy and Trust Chains
    2. Types of CAs
    3. CA Responsibilities and Policies
    4. Certification Practice Statements (CPS)
    5. Root CA and Subordinate CA
    6. Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
    7. CA Auditing and Compliance
  4. X.509 Certificate Format
    1. X.509 Standard Overview
    2. Certificate Fields and Extensions
    3. Subject and Issuer Information
    4. Public Key and Key Usage
    5. Extended Key Usage (EKU)
    6. Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs)
    7. Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)
  5. PKI Architecture and Design
    1. Planning a PKI Infrastructure
    2. Certificate Policies and Practices
    3. Key Management and Life Cycle
    4. Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)
    5. Backup and Recovery Strategies
    6. Scalability and High Availability
    7. PKI Deployment Considerations
  6. PKI Deployment and Configuration
    1. Root CA Installation and Configuration
    2. Subordinate CA Installation and Configuration
    3. Certificate Enrollment Process
    4. Certificate Revocation Process
    5. Certificate Renewal and Rekeying
    6. Key Archival and Recovery
  7. Secure Email and Document Signing
    1. S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)
    2. PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)
    3. Email Encryption and Digital Signatures
    4. Document Signing and Integrity Verification
    5. Timestamping and Long-Term Validation
  8. Secure Web Communication with SSL/TLS
    1. SSL/TLS Protocol Overview
    2. SSL/TLS Handshake Process
    3. Certificate Validation and Chain Building
    4. SSL/TLS Deployment Best Practices
    5. Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS)
    6. SSL/TLS Offloading and Acceleration
  9. PKI for Mobile and IoT
    1. PKI Challenges in Mobile and IoT Environments
    2. Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    3. Device Identity and Authentication
    4. Secure Bootstrapping and Firmware Updates
    5. IoT Certificate Provisioning and Management
    6. Securing IoT Communication
  10. PKI in Cloud Environments
    1. Cloud Security Considerations
    2. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    3. Secure Cloud Storage and Data Encryption
    4. Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    5. Certificate-based Authentication in the Cloud
    6. PKI Integration with Cloud Providers
  11. PKI Auditing, Compliance, and Governance
    1. PKI Policy Compliance
    2. Auditing PKI Infrastructure
    3. Legal and Regulatory Requirements
    4. Cross-Certification and Bridge CAs
    5. Standards and Frameworks (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST)
  12. PKI Best Practices and Future Trends
    1. PKI Security Best Practices
    2. Certificate Lifecycle Management
    3. PKI Automation and DevOps Integration
    4. PKI and Blockchain Technology
    5. Quantum-Safe PKI
    6. Emerging Trends and Innovations in PKI
  13. Appendix
    1. Glossary of PKI Terms
    2. Acronyms and Abbreviations
    3. About the author

About the author:

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