Public Key Infrastructure

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.

  • National Trust & Interoperability

    DarkMatter has been creating a new world-class Certification Authority intended for Global Trust recognition in software, operating systems and browsers, and the capabilities offered under our Certification Service Provider license complement our existing global PKI… Read more

    DarkMatter has been creating a new world-class Certification Authority intended for Global Trust recognition in software, operating systems and browsers, and the capabilities offered under our Certification Service Provider license complement our existing global PKI services launched in June 2016.

    We also advise governments on the establishment of best-in-class national Public Key Infrastructure, including the creation of national root Certification Authorities and sub-Certification Authorities. We monitor global Root Certification Authority policies and standards to ensure ongoing interoperability.

  • Certificate Provisioning

    Within the UAE, some organisations already employ advanced, locally trusted PKI-related services, utilising the digital certificates provided to citizens and residents as part of their identity. DarkMatter’s efforts in this area are aimed at expanding… Read more

    Within the UAE, some organisations already employ advanced, locally trusted PKI-related services, utilising the digital certificates provided to citizens and residents as part of their identity. DarkMatter’s efforts in this area are aimed at expanding these capabilities to enable digitization of services and to achieve interoperability with global Root Certification Authorities, thereby enabling international recognition – a driving business enabler for the country.

    As well, we help organisations establish the operational policies and necessary processes in the deployment of PKI-based digital trust services, setting up the systems needed to manage the life-cycle of digital certificates, in addition to enabling PKI key escrow.

    We provide Certificate Provisioning as a service, offering Transport Layer Security for websites or communications security, client certificates for email protection, VPNs, access control, document signing and code signing. Our applied genius provides ease-of-use for clients when dealing with PKI infrastructure and tools.

  • Professional Services

    We work with entities that wish to implement their own PKI architecture, and can assist in developing bespoke design and resource requirements, support with the issuance of RFPs, help review submissions, as well as with… Read more

    We work with entities that wish to implement their own PKI architecture, and can assist in developing bespoke design and resource requirements, support with the issuance of RFPs, help review submissions, as well as with the procurement of the required infrastructure.

    For software app developers, we provide advisory on how they can incorporate PKI architecture into their apps in a seamless and invisible manner that nevertheless substantially improves security, information integrity and privacy.

    In addition, we support organisations in the authentication of users and devices through an on premise or cloud-based DarkMatter Registration Authority.

    Our Managed PKI service provides organisations with a fast, powerful and cost effective way to access the many benefits of PKI security without the administrative, financial and technical investments required to establish an in-house PKI solution. We operate as an end-to-end Certification Authority overseeing everything from the authentication of users and issuance of certificates, to other operational features of the system.