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Subject: Re: Main points for PKI Action Plan PR

Sounds great, Paola!

How about using the talking points below and the
contents of the PKI Action Plan? I just load the
version 0.5 at this URL:

If you want more details, you can go into the
survey results. The URLs for those are at the
front of the PKI Action Plan.



Paola.Bassanese@e-Envoy.gsi.gov.uk wrote:
> Hi guys
> I've just spoken to our Press Office and they said they're happy to send articles to a number of IT/government
> publications.
> Do you have any material I can use to draft an editorial piece?
> Thanks!
> Paola
> Paola Bassanese
> Assistant Director, Trust Programme
> Office of the e-Envoy
> 3rd Floor
> Stockley House
> 130 Wilton Road
> London Sw1V1LQ
> t: 020 7276 3475
> e: paola.bassanese@e-envoy.gsi.gov.uk
> m: 07795092568
>  Steve Hanna <Steve.Hanna@Sun.COM>                                                                                   To
>                                                   Carol Geyer <carol.geyer@oasis-open.org>
>  29/01/2004 22:26
>                                                                                                                      cc
>                                                   Dee Schur <dee.schur@oasis-open.org>, Paola Bassanese
>                                                   <paola.bassanese@e-envoy.gsi.gov.uk>
>                                                                                                                 Subject
>                                                   Main points for PKI Action Plan PR
> Here are the main things I think we should include
> in the publicity for the PKI Action Plan. Maybe
> some of this is too detailed and should go in a
> FAQ or similar document. I don't know.
> What do you think? Do you see anything that's missing
> or should be changed?
> BTW, I have cc'd Paola Bassanese of the U.K. Office
> of the e-Envoy. Paola is now the other member
> (besides me) of the PKI TC Publicity SC. Our charter
> is to assist the OASIS Public Relations staff with
> the rollout of the PKI Action Plan. You can reach
> both of us at pki-publicity@lists.oasis-open.org.
> Thanks,
> Steve
> -------------
> * Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is an important security
>  technology used in many widely deployed standards (such as
>  SSL and IPSEC). Whenever someone visits a secure web site
>  for shopping or banking, PKI is used to secure the connection.
> * But PKI has not reached its full potential. PKI can be used
>  to authenticate people, avoiding the need to remember dozens
>  of PINs and passwords. It can be used to secure commercial
>  transactions and protect the privacy of emails and telephone
>  conversations. But a number of problems have prevented this.
> * The OASIS PKI Technical Committee (PKI TC) is a group
>  of PKI customers, vendors, and other parties focussed on
>  identifying and addressing the primary obstacles to PKI
>  deployment and usage.
> * Last summer, the PKI TC conducted several surveys of PKI
>  experts, especially IT staff who have deployed or tried
>  to deploy PKI. These surveys identified five primary
>  obstacles to PKI deployment and usage: poor or missing
>  support in software applications, high costs, poor understanding
>  of PKI among senior managers and end users, interoperability
>  problems, and lack of focus on business needs.
> * Today, the PKI TC is announcing a PKI Action Plan that
>  directly addresses these obstacles. The plan is available from
>  http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pki/pkiactionplan.pdf
>  It calls for clear and specific guidelines for using PKI
>  in the most relevant application types (document signing,
>  secure email, and electronic commerce); interoperability
>  testing; improved educational materials; best practices
>  and other measures to reduce cost; and outreach to software
>  application vendors to increase PKI implementation.
> * Major PKI customers, vendors, experts, and standards bodies
>  have endorsed this plan. Together they will work to implement
>  the plan and address the issues identified through the surveys.
>  They expect to see substantial improvements within one or
>  two years.
> * This is an industry-wide Call To Action. In order to provide
>  the strong security needed in today's dangerous world, PKI
>  technology is needed. The Action Items included in the
>  PKI Action Plan are not difficult, but they will require
>  the cooperative efforts of many vendors and standards groups.
>  Therefore, members of the PKI TC and the supporters of the
>  PKI Action Plan call on all PKI stakeholders (customers,
>  vendors, standards groups, and others) to join them in
>  executing this plan.

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