Comparison of Certificate Policies for Merging Public Key Infrastructures during Merger and Acquisition of Companies

Muniyal, Balachandra and Prema, KV and Balachandra, Mamatha (2012) Comparison of Certificate Policies for Merging Public Key Infrastructures during Merger and Acquisition of Companies. International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications , 4 (5). pp. 83-96. ISSN 0974 - 9330

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Abstract

The Public Key Infrastructure(PKI) provides facilities for data encryption, digital signature and time stamping. It is a system where different authorities verify and authenticate the validity of each participant with the use of digital certificates. A Certificate Policy (CP) is a named set of rules and it indicates the applicability of a certificate in a Public Key Infrastructure. Sometimes two companies or organizations with different PKIs merge. Therefore it would be necessary that their PKIs are also able to merge. Sometimes, the unification of different PKIs is not possible because of the different certificate policies. This paper presents a method to compare and assess certificate policies during merger and acquisition of companies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public Key Infrastructure(PKI), Certification Authority(CA), Certificate Policy(CP), Certificate Practice Statement(CPS), Cross-Certification, PKI Interoperability
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Computer Science and Engineering
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 10:55
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 04:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78696

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