Using PKI / Digital Certificates within the Business Organization   

When:  March 19, 2009 (12:00 noon)
Where: Terminal City Club (837 West Hastings St.)
Cost: $35 non-members, $25 ISSA members, and $20 students
RSVP: (space is limited)


Speaker: Richard Hall - PKI Solution Specialist and PKI Technical Project Manager, (ChosenSecurity)



Rich will share his decade of “real world and practical” PKI deployment knowledge and experience, focusing on the technical aspects of how PKI is currently being used in enterprises today and how business applications can be PKI-enabled.  Information security topics will include using PKI/certificates for digital signing, encryption and authentication within a number of software and hardware applications ---- including VPNs, email, Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDFs, web servers/browsers, networks and wireless infrastructure.  Two PKI models will be discussed, including developing an in-house PKI system vs. an outsourced/Managed PKI service offering.  Rich will cover the aspects of a Managed PKI service and the introduction of PKI/certificates within an enterprise utilizing a Security as a Service (SaaS) model.  AutoEnrollment and Web-based certificate enrollment will be covered as methods for deploying and provisioning certificates within an enterprise. 

Speaker Bio:

Richard Hall holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems in Engineering from Northeastern University's Graduate School of Engineering, and has worked in the PKI industry over ten years with companies such as Viasec, Baltimore Technologies, Betrusted, Cybertrust and ChosenSecurity.
Rich has been involved in a number of global, large scale PKI deployments addressing encryption, legally binding digital signatures and user/device authentication.  As part of these enterprise PKI deployments, he has led the engineering/architecture design of complex PKI systems, including Microsoft AD integration, AutoEnrollment for certificate deployment and provisioning within AD, SCEP with Cisco VPN devices, traditional web-based enrollment, designing custom enrollment/workflow/RA functions for optimized certificate deployment, designing CA/Sub-CA/Certificate Profile hierarchy and infrastructure in order to meet technical and business/policy objectives, and designing/creating/editing policy documents and auditing requirements for enterprise PKI systems (Certificate Practice Statement, Certificate Policy Document, User/PKI Administrator Manuals, various industry certifications including SAFE-BioPharma, ETSI, SISAC and many others).

On-site registration and networking begins at noon, and lunch will be served at approximately 12:15. The presentation will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, to be followed by an open discussion forum. Members and non-members of the ISSA are welcome but space is limited. Cost for the event is $35.00 for non-members, $25.00 for ISSA members and $20.00 for students payable in advance at our web site using PaypalŪ, or at the door in cash or by cheque payable to “ISSA Vancouver”. RSVP to to guarantee your seat. Please note that we require 72 hours notice of any cancellations, or you will be invoiced for the event since we are required to finalize the food orders.

Please note that the TCC has a business-casual dress code, and contact us in advance if you have special dietary requirements or would like wheel chair accessible parking so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

James Crooks: (604) 806-7027.