1999 Conferences

2nd CACR Information Security Workshop

Tim Polk, NIST

PKI Overview

PKI deployment; status of interoperability testing; standardization activities within IETF (PKIX) and other organizations; survey of current market players; etc.

Speaker Bio
Tim Polk joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1982. After exploring computer networks and developing electronic publishing standards, he joined the computer security division in 1989. Initially, he performed research in integrity models, security tools for system administrators, and computer viruses. Since 1995, he has focused exclusively on public-key infrastructure issues. He has co-edited several IETF PKI standards, including the IETF PKIX certificate profile (RFC 2459), and co-authored NIST Special Publication 800-15, Minimum Interoperability Specification for PKI Components (MISPC).