What Is PKI?
Public Key Infrastructure, or PKI, is a form of cybersecurity that identifies the connections and interactions between people and devices.
Firstly, PKI is an excellent facilitator of safe and secure data transfer. This data can be anything from credit card details to other important personal information. And PKI uses a combination of a public key and a private key to encrypt data. This ensures authentication, confidentiality, and integrity of the data that is being shared.
Secondly, when uploading sensitive data, this kind of security and level of encryption is what you want – to protect your privacy. A PKI works like a digital certificate, and the registration for this digital certificate is held by a Certificate Authority, a third party. SSL/TLS certificates are the most prevalent PKIs used in electronic signatures.