Draft NIST Interagency Report (IR) 7924, Reference Certificate Policy now available for Public Comment

NIST announces the public comment release of Draft Interagency Report (IR) 7924, Reference Certificate Policy. The purpose of this document is to identify a set of security controls and practices to support the secure issuance of certificates. It was written in the form of a Certificate Policy (CP), a standard format for defining the expectations and requirements of the relying party community that will trust the certificates issued by its Certificate Authorities (CAs).

This new draft document, based on the Federal Public Key Infrastructure Common Policy, was developed with a particular emphasis on identifying stronger computer, lifecycle and network security controls.

NIST requests comments on Draft IR 7924 by Friday, June 7, 2013. Please send comments to nistir7924-comments@nist.gov, using this public comment template (MS Word).

Source:
http://csrc.nist.gov/news_events/#apr11

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