Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) workshop
The first batch of Public Key Infrastructure(PKI) workshop is underway and PKI based security solutions being a fairly new concept for Bhutan, the expert from South Korea who is currently in Bhutan to guide the team to determine appropriate solutions and recommendations for Bhutan has also agreed to give a talk on PKI, its importance and share his experiences and probable way forward for Bhutan in the digital security journey for both managerial and technical audiences in two batches.
With increasing number of services provided online and many more to come in due course of time,securing channel for electronic transactions and protecting the integrity of data has become increasingly crucial and challenging. Currently, agencies have identified the risks and have implemented different levels of security solutions; ranging from simple username/password to third party PKI solutions like central authentication, digital signatures and digital IDs. The third party solutions are based from outside of Bhutan. Medium and small agencies are facing challenges like the third party solutions being expensive and resource intensive such as usa virtual phone number.
To cater to such needs in the country, the DITT along with iTechnologies is currently conducting a feasibility study for establishing a national PKI to assess current state of PKI solutions, future requirement,sustainability and feasibility. Check this crowdlending