Accession Number : ADA299176
Title : Policy Issues Affecting the Implementation of Public Key Authentication Framework,
Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
Personal Author(s) : Lai, M. K. ; Anderson, M.
PDF Url : ADA299176
Report Date : APR 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 46
Abstract : The main purpose of this paper is to examine a particular issue which impacts Defence business dealings with other government departments and commercial interests and matters related to national security, specifically those of an economic aspect. While there are many security issues which need addressing, we focus on the near term issue of electronic digital signatures and the need for a regulated, country wide mechanism for the legal acceptance of these signatures across multiple businesses and government organs. Finally, we discus a framework for such a mechanism, namely the Public Key Authentication Framework (PKAF), and expose a number of implications.
Descriptors : *NATIONAL SECURITY, *AUSTRALIA, *ELECTRONIC MAIL, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ELECTRONICS, COMMERCE, ECONOMICS, SIGNATURES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, ACCEPTABILITY.
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE