The invisible ecosystem that protects us

Alex Toft, Head of Technical Intervention in our Technology Live Services directorate, explains how the renewal of the NHS’s public key infrastructure (PKI) over the coming months will lay the foundations for trusted identities and secure communications for the next generation.

Despite its mathematical origins stretching back to the 1960s, the collection of technologies and strong governance which constitute a modern public key infrastructure (PKI) remain as relevant today as they ever have been. Anybody using a computer will lever this technology on a constant basis, likely without ever knowing it. Ultimately it builds trust: trust of people, trust of systems, trust of software and trust of documents.

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