In India, the term “Public Key Infrastructure” is used in the context of
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(a) Digital security infrastructure
(b) Food security infrastructure
(c) Health care and education infrastructure
(d) Telecommunication and transportation infrastructure
Public Key Infrastructure
- The Public Key Infrastructure is a technology for authenticating users and devices in the digital world.
- It is the framework of encryption and cybersecurity that protects communications between the server and the client.
It is based on digital certificates that verify the identity of the machines and/or users that ultimately proves the integrity of the transaction through encryption and decryption.