The business and e-commerce have spread and become notified more than expected. We all have become aware of two new technologies one is Blockchain Technology and the other is the Public Key Infrastructure.
Both technologies have been in the system for quite some time now, but the concept and the understanding of both of them are pretty less than what we actually expect. Many of the giants in the tech industry have made an effort of recognising both and making the implementation of both of them.
Here I will show you how you can take some limited steps to secure the internet of things, it has been an important aspect but the reality is that the internet of things is important to be secured.
Scaling the Internet of Things
The analysts of the tech firm confirm that somewhat 200 billion devices are capable of connecting the internet in 2020. It is believed that the Internet of Things could very soon become the base of all kinds of malicious and criminal activities to be held online. This would risk all the security authentication processes of the internet and others. Establishing trust with just 2-3 devices seems easy when the question is of establishing trust between 200 billion devices then it seems to be a real problem.
PKI Certificate and Their Securities Entitled
The corporations look after them and keep in mind about the customers and their environment which is related to their own structure. The expansion of the Internet of Things accentuates the direct relationship between keeping devices and data secure and keeping consumers content. This is where PKI certificates bring real value and peace of mind.
We often have a question in mind about the public key, it does not seem very clear to us, no need to worry, I will explain it to you all. The public key is a coded value which is formed from a part of the private and the public parts. It also allows some information to be encrypted and at the same time also to decrypt or decode the information. You may not be aware but the algorithms that are used for encryption are actually revolving which are also known as RSA.
Drawbacks of PKI Certificates
We know that the PKI is capable of giving all the required security, but even then many of us are not very comfortable with it.
- The question lies that who do we trust and what makes us trust the CA
- When we trust a certificate, we can not be sure that it only handles a private key. Hence it does not mean that anyone and everyone can trust a CA.
- How can we be so sure that a persons private key is actually very secured?
- How do we know that the devices which are being used for the PKI is actually helpful and they are secured by all means?
However, we might have these questions in mind but I can try to answer all of these in my next blog.
PKI is the system that stands for the entire ecosystem which helps to make a digital certificate and some inscription. This ecosystem does not include just the hardware and the software related to it, it also includes the people who have a digital certificate and are involved in this. The PKI certificates are issued by the Certificate Authority, and only they have the authority to create and manage them properly. Each and every PKI certificates have their own identity and it also represent a single identity of a single person. It also helps in creting a trust between the customer and the business.