Wheels turning with secret keys

    Date19 Dec 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    2948
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The E-government unit of the State Services Commission has opted for an open Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) standard it hopes will lead to rapid adoption of encryption technology by Government agencies. The unit has called for New Zealand and international certification authorities to apply for accreditation to supply keys or digital certificates to departments.. . . The E-government unit of the State Services Commission has opted for an open Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) standard it hopes will lead to rapid adoption of encryption technology by Government agencies. The unit has called for New Zealand and international certification authorities to apply for accreditation to supply keys or digital certificates to departments.

    "This is an open standard so departments can use a number of smart cards or USB tokens and certificates from any number of See-accredited certification authorities," said Secure Electronic Environment (See) project manager Mike Pearson.

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