James H. Reinholm (guest)

James H. Reinholm is an American scientist and author in the fields of Information Technology. In recent time he has been focusing on miniaturized devices with wireless capability. James holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering by the University of Michigan.

Simplifying the Complex Process of Auditing a Key Management System for Compliance

This article explains some of the cryptographic key management tasks involved in demonstrating and proving compliance to acceptable standards, and how this process can be simplified by centralization, automation, and adequate preparation.

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Reducing Payment Card Fraud by Shifting over to EMV Chip Technology

This article gives an insight into the EMV chip technology, which is being rolled out on a world-wide scale to increase the level of fraud protection in credit card transactions. It presents and discusses legal incentives for migration, security benefits, a detailed view of the sequence of steps in a transaction and a concluding discussion.

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Enhancing Payment Card Security Integrating PCI DSS with EMV Technology

This article discusses how the security protection of payment card data used in a transaction can be maximized by integrating PCI DSS with EMV technology.

 

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Methods of Maximizing the Security Protection of a Cryptographic System relating to the Payment Card Industry (PCI)

This article discusses how various factors and related controls can affect the effectiveness and strength of the security protection for a cryptographic system.

It gives particular consideration to the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI)

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Ensuring the Survivability of a Cryptographic System

This article discusses methods of restoring secure systems, such as payment card processing, to normal cryptographic operation after an attack or adverse event is detected and recovering access to critical information.

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Classification of Cryptographic Keys (Functions & Properties)

This article describes the functions and properties of the various cryptographic key types used for securing digital communications. Recommended crypto-periods are also discussed.

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Key Management Considerations For Creating a Domain Security Policy

This article discusses the necessary exchange of information between entities within a security domain and other entities outside of the security domain, including recommendations to regulate and secure this flow through the Domain Security Policy.

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Cryptographic Key Management Policy: a layered approach

 

This article discusses the functions and use of hierarchical layers when establishing a cryptographic key management policy, and how the policy layers interact.

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Key Management: Explaining the Life Cycles of a Cryptographic Key

This paper discusses the various phases in the life cycle of a cryptographic key, and how the operational life-time and key strength can be determined.

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