1999 Conferences

4th CACR Information Security Workshop

Bill Osborne, Baltimore Technologies

GATEKEEPER - The Australian Government Electronic Authentication Model

Gatekeeper is the Australian Government policy on the deployment of Public Key Infrastructure in Government. This policy sets out the high level technical and policy infrastructure needed to support PKI in government. Gatekeeper also establishes mechanisms by which Australian government will accredit and subsequently regulate accredited PKI for use in and by government.

Speaker Bio
Mr. Bill Osborne was appointed as the general manager of Baltimore Technologies Pty Limited Certification Authority services in January 1999.

In this role he is responsible for the overall management of Baltimore's two Certification Authorities (CAs) - Certificates Australia and Security Domain. He also acts as a specialist adviser in public key technology and encryption.

Prior to joining Baltimore Technologies Pty Limited, Mr Osborne was manager of CA services for Zergo Asia Pacific, before that company merged with Baltimore Technologies.

Prior to joining Zergo, Mr Osborne co-authored the Federal government's recently released strategy on public key technology -- PROJECT GATEKEEPER. He was also involved with other government projects, including SPEAKEASY, the federal government's high grade security terminal product.

Mr. Osborne has a Diploma in Company Management, a Graduate Diploma in Criminology and is currently studying for a Master of Business Administration. Mr. Osborne also sits on the IT12/4/1 PKAF standards group.