1999 Conferences

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.

Speaker Bio
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.