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Security without Obscurity by W. Clay Epstein, Jeff Stapleton

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Chapter 6

Security Considerations

This chapter discusses security considerations that might affect the operational environments of the CA and the RA, and ultimately the subscriber or relying party. The security considerations in this chapter are organized into four control areas: physical controls, logical controls, audit logs, and cryptographic modules. Let the reader be forewarned that there is some overlap among these areas, so it is difficult when discussing one area to not mention another. We have attempted to separate these topics into discrete thoughts, but again these controls have interdependencies that reflect the real world. As we dig deeper into each area, the reader will discover that at some level, things tend to become uncertain ...

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