Comtrust briefs universities on PKI

Comtrust has been teaching the region’s universities about the benefits of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology and letting them know how it can make digital processes more secure.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  July 1, 2003

Comtrust has been teaching the region’s universities about the benefits of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology. During a three-day seminar, representatives from Zayed University, UAE University and the Ajman University of Science and Technology learnt how the encryption technology could make digital processes more secure.

“In the training we covered the subjects such as internet security issues; an understanding of PKI itself; an overview of various encryption mechanisms and we reviewed the entire digital certification process including Comtrust’s responsibilities as the Certification Authority,” says Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, general manager, Comtrust.

“However, we took more of a holistic approach, illustrating the benefits this technology will bring to region rather than concentrating on the specifics, which would be required for implementation in a commercial environment,” he adds.

PKI is a globally recognised, industry standard protocol that helps guard against internet security threats. It replicates the security measures of the physical world within the virtual world as it is a comprehensive system consisting of software applications, encryption methods and technologies, all of which combine to ensure the identification and authentication of all parties involved in a single online transaction.

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