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Analysis of PKI as a means of securing ODF documents
Australian Information Security Management Conference
  • Gautham Kasinath, Edith Cowan University
  • Leisa Armstrong, Edith Cowan University
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Conference Proceeding
School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Originally published in the Proceedings of 5th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, December 4th 2007

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has for the last two decades been a means of securing systems and communication. With the adoption of Open Document Format (ODF) as an ISO standard, the question remains if the unpopular, expensive, complex and unmaintainable PKI can prove to be a viable means of securing ODF documents. This paper analyses the drawbacks of PKI and evaluates the usefulness of PKI in provisioning robust, cheap and maintainable XML security to XML based ODF. This paper also evaluates the existing research on XML security, more specifically fine grained access control.
Citation Information
Gautham Kasinath and Leisa Armstrong. "Analysis of PKI as a means of securing ODF documents" (2007)
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