Request for Proposals to Develop and Operate the Certificate Authority for New IEEE Software Taggant System

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The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Industry Connections Security Group (ICSG) is announcing a request for proposals to develop and operate the Certificate Authority for the new IEEE Software Taggant System.

By enabling the identification of specific users of binary “packer” software and the blacklisting of misused license keys, the IEEE Software Taggant System is designed to expose creators of malware (malicious software such as viruses, worms and spyware) and improve computer security. The Certificate Authority will provide a crucial service and provide a key role in the operation of the Software Taggant System.

CA providers can visit the IEEE SA website to download the ICSG’s Request For Proposals (RFP).

Suppliers must notify ICSG and submit their proposals by close of business on 31 January 2012.  Suppliers will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their bid by 29 February 2012.The target is to have an operational system available by 31 March 2012.