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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-7-8084

Number 9-7-8084
Priority Highly Important
Description Create Trusted PKI Infrastructure When Using Generally Available PKI Solutions: When using digital certificates, Network Operators, Service Providers and Equipment Suppliers should create a valid, trusted PKI infrastructure, using a root certificate from a recognized Certificate Authority or Registration Authority. Assure your devices and applications only accept certificates that were created from a valid PKI infrastructure. Configure your Certificate Authority or Registration Authority to protect it from denial of service attacks.
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator; Equipment Supplier
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Encryption;
Reference/Comments Nichols, Randall K., Daniel J. Ryan, Julie J. C. H. Ryan. "Digital Signatures and Certification Authorities - Technology, Policy, and Legal Issues". Defending Your Digital Assets Against Hackers, Crackers, Spies and Thieves. New York, NY. The McGraw-Hill Companies. 2000. 263-294.