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CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition by Chuck Cothren, Roger Davis, Dwayne Williams, Gregory White, Wm. Arthur Conklin

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CHAPTER 6

Standards and Protocols

In this chapter, you will

  • Learn about the standards involved in establishing an interoperable Internet PKI
  • Understand interoperability issues with PKI standards
  • Discover how the common Internet protocols use and implement the PKI standards

One of the biggest growth industries since the 1990s was the commercial use of the Internet. None of the still steadily growing Internet commerce would be possible without the use of standards and protocols that provide a common, interoperable environment for exchanging information securely. Due to the wide distribution of Internet users and businesses, the most practical solution to date has been the commercial implementation of public key infrastructures (PKIs).

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