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Security Tools: Encryption and Security Certificates

First in a series on security tools, this guide discusses encryption, security certificates, and Public Key Infrastructure

Beyond Email

Encryption and digital signing are used in all kinds of documents and facilitate the use of digital signatures. The same protocols explained above allow for the digital signing of contracts, statutes and regulations, and court opinions. DocuSign and Adobe Sign are among the commercial vendors offering digital signature products. One example of digital signing with which law librarians likely are familar are the documents published by GPO at govinfo. Below is the signature panel from an issue of the Federal Register.