Dohatec New Media is a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) under which Dohatec is authorized to issue Digital Certificates throughout Bangladesh. Bangladesh Government has introduced digital certificates in the country to reach the objectives of security, e-Commerce and paperless Government.
The Government has taken the initiative to introduce of digital certificates and the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in the country. The license has been granted through a rigorous process of scrutiny based on high technical capacity, organizational competence and trust.
Dohatec received the authorization as CA but for compliance reasons, Dohatec-CA has to conduct a Key Ceremony before issuing any Digital Certificates. The Key Generation Ceremony is required in order to comply with Bangladesh rules and regulations and be in conformity with international standards.
In this regard Dohatec arranged a day long Key Generation Ceremony on July 3rd at the office premises of Dohatac new media. The three phases program was conducted and supervised by Luna Shamsuddoha, Key Ceremony Administrator with a support of Jinat Rehana CA Administrator II and the procedure is carried out with the primary responsibility of Generating Cryptographic Key Pairs.
During the ceremony the witnesses observed and cheeked out the technical influence of Dohatec New media as CA and also visited the Dohatec data centre. Dohatec has set up the CA practice with technical assistance from TCS in view of their predominance in this field.
A Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a set of hardware, software, people, policies, and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates.In cryptography, a PKI is an arrangement that binds public keys with respective user identities by means of a certificate authority (CA). The user identity must be unique within each CA domain.
The binding is established through the registration and issuance process, which will be carried out by software at a CA. Digital Certificates bind an identity to a pair of electronic keys that will be used to encrypt and sign digital information.
Digital Certificates are issued by a Certification Authority (CA) and signed with the CA’s private key. Digital Certificates that will be issued by Dohatec-CA will provide a more complete security solution, assuring the identity of all parties involved in a transaction.
The practice known as Dohatec CA and the digital certificate trade name is e-sign. For ensuring a most secure practice Dohatec has procured TCS CA solution and technical assistance on all aspects of the undertaking. TCS CA is the largest and most trusted Certifying Authority in India.
Dohatec has been maintaining software solutions for customers with utmost confidentiality and efficiency. Dohatec CA practice offers digital certificates with maximum accuracy and follows highest professional standards in operational and administrative processes relevant in this particular domain.
Dohatec set up a state-of-the-art Datacenter for the CA operations. This will ensure the accuracy in this area requiring faultless performance. The whole Ceremony was witnessed and observed by Mr. Md. Zahangir Alam, Controller of Certifying Authorities, ndc and Controller (Joint Secretary)- Office of the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Bangladesh ,Mr. AKM Shahabuddin, Deputy Controller of Certifying Authorities (admin & Finance)- Office of Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Bangladesh ,Mr. Ziauddin Ahmed, Assistant Controller (IT Security)- Office of Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Bangladesh ,Mr. Md. Hasan-uj-Zaman, Assistant Programmer-Bangladesh Computer Council ,Mr. Mohammad Tohidut Rahman Bhuiyan, External Auditor CEO & Lead Auditor Right Time Limited,MD. Badrul Alam, Advocate and Notary Public- Bangladesh Supreme Court, High Court Division. There were a press meet at the end part of the ceremony and number of journalist were present at the press meet.
BdST 1727 HRS, JUL 4, 2012
Sabbin Hasan, ICT Editor