3rd CACR Information Security Workshop
Bill Lattin, Certicom
The State of the PKI: Technologies, Products & Directions
Public-key infrastructures (PKI) have become a widely accepted
option for corporations wishing to increase security for their
IT systems. This presentation provides a broad practical overview
of the state of PKI to help professionals balance the benefits and
challenges of this technology. Topics include: trust models,
certificate structures, certificate authority evaluation criteria,
standards, implementation alternatives, and new PKI development areas.
As the Director of Security Infrastructure Marketing, Mr. Lattin is
responsible for a variety of PKI-related projects within Certicom. With
over 17 years of experience in the field of information security
covering both commercial and government areas, Mr. Lattin's expertise
includes new product definition, cryptographic architecture design,
information security technology marketing, standards development,
product management, business development, and international sales.
Mr. Lattin has been an active member of the American National Standards
Institute X9.F.1 Working Group on Cryptographic Tools where he both
initiated and acted as the first editor of the X9.52 Triple DEA Modes of
Operation standard as well as participated on several X9 financial
standards for public-key management. He currently chairs the industry
consortium Standards for Efficient Cryptography (SECG) which was
recently established by Certicom to focus on standards for interoperable
and efficient cryptographic implementations.
He was a co-founder and vice president of Cylink Corporation. Mr. Lattin
is also principal consultant of the information security consulting firm
TTFN & Associates. Mr. Lattin holds a BSEE and MSEE from Stanford
University and UC Santa Barbara respectively.