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dc.contributor.author Heiland, Randy
dc.contributor.author Garrison, William C. III
dc.contributor.author Qiao, Yechen
dc.contributor.author Lee, Adam J.
dc.contributor.author Welch, Von
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-18T12:57:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-18T12:57:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/21038
dc.description.abstract Public key infrastructure (PKI), comprised of X.509 certificates (PKIX) and cryptographic protocols, helps ensure secure communications for the Web. The creation of PKI is a fascinating story that dates back to the 1970s and came about thanks to people with a strong desire to democratize privacy and security on the Internet. PKIX became the model implementation for PKI that included a fundamental, openly de ned, digital certificate. This paper offers an overview of PKIX for a general audience. It also encourages students to explore some of these ideas, with a discussion on modeling and simulation of costs associated with certificate validation, and some computational number theory. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation, CNS-1228668 and 1228697. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights This work is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US en
dc.subject cybersecurity en
dc.subject computer science education en
dc.subject PKI en
dc.subject cryptography en
dc.title The Web's PKI: An Expository Review and Certificate Validation Cost Simulation en
dc.type Technical Report en


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