Public Key Infrastructure

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DON Policy Updates for Use of NIPRNET Public Key Infrastructure Software Certificates

DTG 031859Z DEC 08 - December 3, 2008

This Naval message details policy changes that have been made as a result of an impact assessment and data call conducted by the DON CIO to understand where software certificates are used in the Department's unclassified environments.

DON Public Key Infrastructure Implementation Guidance

DTG 061525Z OCT 04 - October 8, 2004

This Naval message provides amplifying public key infrastructure implementation guidance.

News

DoD to Cease Issuance of Software PKI Certificates to FVEY Partner Nations

May 30, 2012

The Department of Defense Chief Information Officer has announced a decision to cease the issuance of software Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates to its "Five Eyes" (FVEY) partner nations (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom). A memo released on May 8, 2012, states that starting May 31, 2012, the FVEY partner nations that interact with the DoD on the Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network ...

DON Digital Signature and Encryption Policy for Emails Containing PII

by DON CIO Privacy Team - July 18, 2011

The purpose of this tip is to reinforce existing DON policy regarding digitally signing and encrypting emails that contain personally identifiable information (PII).

DON to Migrate to Use of Stronger Cryptographic Algorithms

July 7, 2011

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released guidance directing the Department's migration to the use of a stronger cryptographic hash algorithm in data security authentication procedures such as CAC logon and digital signatures.

PKE Waiver Process Is Updated

May 3, 2011

The process for requesting waivers for systems that have not been properly Public Key Enabled (PKE) has been updated. System owners requesting a PKE waiver must now also assert the system's overall compliance with the DON Enterprise Architecture.

DoD Memo on PIV-I Credentials Released

October 29, 2010

The Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer recently published a memo for Department-wide distribution on DoD acceptance and use of qualified Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable (PIV-I) credentials for access to DoD logical and physical resources.

DON Current and Future PKI and PKE Activities

by James Mauck - May 18, 2010

The Secretary of Defense has embraced public key cryptography as a critical component of defense-in-depth and contributor to the overall Department of Defense information assurance (IA) strategy for protecting its information and networks. DoD Instruction 8520.2, "Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Public Key Enabling (PKE)" establishes the requirements for PK-enabling all email, private web servers and networks.

Identity Management Operations to Improve Cybersecurity

by Sonya Smith - February 26, 2010

The December 2008 report written by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, "Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency," began with one central finding: "The United States must treat cybersecurity as one of the most important security challenges it faces."