TLS Server Certificate Management Industry Day

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The NCCoE is hosting TLS Server Certificate Management Industry Day event on Thursday, September 26, from 8:30: a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, however, all participants must register in advance to attend.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) server certificates play a pivotal role in securing an organization’s external web transactions and other internal web services and communications. Managing TLS certificates, however, can be daunting. Some organizations have tens of thousands of TLS certificates and keys requiring ongoing maintenance, but many lack clear policies, processes, roles, and defined responsibilities to ensure these certificates are properly managed. Improper TLS server certificate management can cause significant outages to web applications and services, revenue losses, harm to a company’s brand or reputation, and an increased risk of security breaches.

The NCCoE, alongside its industry collaborators, developed a draft practice guide SP 1800-16, Securing Web Transations: TLS Server Certificate Management to help medium and large enterprises oversee their TLS server certificates. The draft practice guide was published in mid-July, and can benefit Executives, Chief Information Security Officers, System Administrators, or anyone who has a stake in protecting his or her organization's data, privacy, and overall operational security.

During this half-day event, members of the project team will:

  • Discuss the importance of having a TLS management plan
  • The risks organizations face by not having a TLS management plan
  • Demonstrate an example implementation of TLS certificate management in a typical enterprise organization using commercial off-the-shelf technologies
  • Explain how the practice guide can aid your organization’s TLS management efforts 

Whether you have a TLS server certificate management plan, are thinking about one, or didn’t realize you needed one, you can benefit by attending this event. Register here to spend your morning learning about TLS certificate managment at the NCCoE on September 26, 2019.

Note: This is not a virtual event. You must join us in person at the NCCoE to attend this event.

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9700 Great Seneca Highway

Rockville, Maryland 20850

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m EST. The formal programs begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at noon.

Dress: Business Casual