Smart city developments mesh together tens of billions of intelligent, instrumented, and interconnected devices and sensors to create a highly efficient and productive society. However, the sustainability of this mushrooming digital ecosystem largely rests on the ability to implement effective cyber security.
These security mechanisms must ensure that digital networks and transactions are not compromised and that all parties enjoy absolute trust in the identity of stakeholders and the communications flowing among them.
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solves the problem of enabling trust across digital networks and transactions by attesting the integrity of the data and the authenticity of participants. PKI is a powerful technology to manage the life-cycle (create, distribute, use, store, and revoke) of digital certificates and public key encryption.
Smart city environments are just one example of how PKI can elevate the security of all types of electronic transactions and exchanges of electronic information, thereby serving as the cornerstone of digital trust.
National PKI and trans-national commercial PKI increase the trust level within a digital economy, enhance interoperability across public and private organisations, boost confidence in, and uptake of, electronic transactions, and standardise and control Certification Authorities operating in-country.
DarkMatter offers governments and commercial entities PKI solutions that allow them to conduct business across digital networks in an environment that is based on demonstrable trust in the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of documents, parties, devices and transactions.