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Download and Verify the Current CERT/CC PGP Key

As a good security practice, be sure to validate PGP keys you receive and do not trust unvalidated keys. In the past, forged CERT PGP keys have been created and uploaded to public keyservers. It is important to validate your copy of the CERT PGP public key to ensure it is legitimate.

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Our current PGP key has the following properties:

  CERT PGP Key Information
  Key ID: 0x591174C30x7B502ECF
  Key  Key Type: RSA
Created: 2017-12-01   Expires: 2018-09-30   Key Size: 4096   Key Fingerprint: 66642E68 E6E545E0 09501437 F82F9689 852BFA89  20ED4C4A 69CDE3DD F89DDC38 59117B50 74C32ECF   UserID: CERT Coordination Center <>

The CERT PGP keys have an operational life span of approximately one year. When we generate a new key, it will be available from this web page, and we will announce the change.

Call us at +1 412-268-5800 to verify the fingerprint.


Below is a list of previously used keys and the dates the keys ended use. Do not use these keys for encrypting new information, but the keys may be useful for validating old content.


  • Revoked 2017-12-01
      Key ID: 0x591174C3
      Key Type: RSA
      Expires: 2018-09-30
      Key Size: 4096
      Key Fingerprint: 6664 E6E5 0950 F82F 852B 20ED 69CD F89D 5911 74C3
      UserID: CERT Coordination Center <>