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Stephen is a leading international authority on Public Key Infrastructure, a technology with a chequered history but which is now emerging strongly out of the 'trough of disillusionment'.

With better understanding of its business benefits and smarter governance approaches, PKI is resurgent around the world. Lockstep is involved intimately with regulatory reforms internationally, new policy and awareness programs, and important new applications in healthcare, the law and smartcards.

Stephen's experience in PKI is detailed in the profile below. Many of his writings on the topic are available in the PKI section of the Lockstep library. In summary, Stephen has worked on many of the world's major PKI schemes over the past 23 years, including:

  • Project Gatekeeper
  • Medicare Australia Health eSignature Authority
  • Identrus
  • Cybersign Malaysia
  • ANZ Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Australian Tax Office
  • PwC beTRUSTed UK & US (later taken over by Verizon Business)
  • Baltimore Certificates Australia (formerly CAPL, the first accredited CA in Australia)
  • KPMG Certification Authority
  • Hong Kong Post
  • Webtrust for CAs.

He has advised organisations on PKI adoption including:

  • National eHealth Transition Authority (NEHTA)
  • South Australia Health
  • Westpac Bank
  • NSW Health
  • Australian Medical Association
  • New Zealand Bankers Association
  • Australian Stock Exchange.

He has given advice on PKI strategy, policy and governance to the governments of:

  • Macau
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • New Zealand
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Australia
  • South Australia.

Lockstep Technologies has been under contract over 2016-18 with the US Department of Homeland Security to design and build an applied PKI for attributes management.

Stephen's involvement in PKI industry development and professional associations includes:

  • member of the Gatekeeper PKI Policy Committee from its inception, for 12 years
  • past chair of the OASIS PKI Adoption Technical Committee
  • past chair of the Certification Forum of Australasia
  • founding member of the National Electronic Authentication Council
  • OASIS liaison representative to the Asia PKI Forum
  • member of the Privacy Commissioner's PKI Reference Group.