Monday, August 29, 2011

IAF Becomes First Defence Organisation To Recieve License To Issue Digital Certificates



The IAF took another significant step towards its net-centric vision, when the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne was formally handed over the license to issue Digital Signature Certificates by the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Dr N Vijay Aditya at Air Headquarters today.

As a part of the AFNET (Air Force Network) Project, Digital Signatures issued by a license holder would provide the legal recognition to an electronic document under the IT Act 2000. With this, the IAF would be able to put in place a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which is a practical strategy for achieving information security in today’s highly networked environment. An essential component for providing enhanced Information Assurance and Identity Management Capabilities, PKI would provide data integrity, user identification and authentication, user non-repudiation, data confidentiality, encryption and digital signature services for programs and applications on Air Force Network. It would also issue and manage software and hardware certificates on the state-of-the-art IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/ Multiprotocol Label Switching) network of the IAF. With this system in place, the IAF becomes the first defence organization and the second Government body,[first being NIC (National Informatics Centre)] to receive the coveted license.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ya but still their websites get hacked by the chinese... what a joke...

Anonymous said...

really?

electronic signature said...

My hearty congratulations to IAF for being a first defence organisation who owns a licence for issuing digital certificates well known for document security over network.But is it true that their site was hacked?

Anonymous said...

good