Let’s talk about digital identity with Dean Coclin, Senior Director, Business Development at DigiCert.

In episode 18, Oscar is joined by Dean Coclin, representing the world’s largest public Certificate Authority (CA) – DigiCert. The conversation decodes exactly what a CA does and its critical role in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Listen in on DigiCert’s view of, and role in, digital identity with relation to Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Extended Validation (EV) certificates, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs).

LEIs are the 20-digit alphanumeric codes identifying unique global legal entities. Ubisecure is the fastest growing LEI issuer globally through its RapidLEI service. DigiCert announced a partnership with Ubisecure in December 2019, collaborating to extend the use of LEIs for multiple types of digital certificate-based use cases. Read the press release here – ubisecure.com/news-events/digicert-ubisecure-partnership-legal-entity-identifier-organization-identity-solutions.

Dean also fills us in on the CA/Browser Forum and the ASC X9 PKI Study Group, which he chairs.

“What good is encryption if we don’t know who we are encrypting to?”

Dean Coclin HeadshotDean Coclin brings more than 30 years of business development and product management experience in software, security and telecommunications.  As Senior Director of Business Development at DigiCert, he is responsible for representing the company in industry consortia and driving the company’s strategic alliances with technology partners. Mr. Coclin is also the past Chair of the CA/Browser Forum and the CA Security Council. Currently he chairs the ASC X9 PKI Study Group.

Previously Mr. Coclin worked at Symantec’s Website Security business unit before it was sold to DigiCert and was one of the founders of ChosenSecurity, an Internet security firm which was sold to PGP Corporation in February 2010. PGP was subsequently acquired by Symantec in June 2010. Prior to this, Mr. Coclin was Director of Business Development at GeoTrust which was sold to Verisign in 2006. He holds a BSEE and MS from The George Washington University and an MBA from Babson College.

Follow Dean on Twitter @chosensecurity and find his articles on the DigiCert blog at digicert.com/blog.

For more information on DigiCert, visit its website – digicert.com – and follow the CA/Browser Forum at cabforum.org.

We’ll be continuing this conversation on Twitter using #LTADI – join us @ubisecure!

 

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