Hello community, Yuri Diogenes here and this week’s spotlight article is Reducing the operational risk when defending the Open Network with Microsoft PKI, originally written by threatmodel and updated by Kurt L Hudson.

There are three reasons why I choose this article to be on the spotlight this week:

  • It talks about how to use Public Key Infrastructure to enhance your environment’s security.
  • It calls out for the limitations on the traditional network security.
  • It highlights three core scenarios where PKI can be used.

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These three elements that are covered in this article are more important than ever. With the BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) Era upon us, the companies must be ready to deal with information security, data privacy and other security risks. Encryption should be part of the countermeasure plan and this article can assist you to identify the areas that should be covered while planning for PKI deployment.

Although the article has a strong focus on Windows Server 2003, the core concepts are the same for Windows Server 2008 and as this is a Wiki article you can contribute by adding relevant links to Windows Server 2008 PKI features.