ASC X9 seeks participants for PKI, TLS security study groups

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Oct. 26, 2018

The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. has formed two study groups whose aim is to improve security and safeguard privacy for the financial services industry.

One group will look into issues regarding public key infrastructure certificate authorities; the other will research concerns related to use of the transport layer security protocol.

The committee is seeking participants for both groups, according to a press release.

PKI study group

A public key infrastructure functions through a process of registering and issuing certificates via a certificate authority.

Existing commercial CAs provide digital certificates to protect internet traffic; legacy systems rely on the same certificates for browsers, mobile apps and servers. However, security policies for financial services increasingly have different requirements from general


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