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
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE