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Xcel Energy Automates PKI and Certificate Lifecycle Management with AppViewX

AppViewX's PKI Panel is a series of virtual panel discussions where we talk to leaders in the cyber-security, network management, and PKI space about emerging trends, best practices, industry standards, and more, in an interactive session.

In this pilot episode, we're joined by Jeff Hagen (Lead PKI Security Engineer) from Xcel Energy, USA, who will be discussing the firm's PKI stance, and their decision to introduce full-cycle certificate and key management to their existing infrastructure in order to bolster PKI operations. He'll discuss their journey in depth with Murali (CSO, AppViewX), and will also share some useful tips on how you ought to proceed if you're considering taking your PKI to the next level.

Key Takeaways:

-Xcel Energy’s journey towards full-cycle certificate and key management
- How AppViewX assisted Xcel’s PKI automation strategy
- How to make certificate processes agile and cost-efficient
- How certificate lifecycle automation can help ANY organization
Recorded Sep 3 2020 57 mins
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Murali Palanisamy, Chief Solutions Officer & Jeff Hagen, Lead PKI Security Engineer
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