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PuTTY Public Key Authentication
Public key authentication in PuTTY uses SSH keys stored in
.ppk files. Instructions for configuring public key authentiation for PuTTY can be found here.
There have been documented instances of malware collecting PuTTY SSH keys. In the widely publicized Sony breach, attackers went after
.ppk files. This illustrates how important SSH key management is. As of this writing, Universal SSH Key Manager is the only SSH key management solution that supports PuTTY keys.
Reduce Secure Shell risk. Get to know the NIST 7966.
The NISTIR 7966 guideline from the Computer Security Division of NIST is a direct call to action for organizations regardless of industry and is a mandate for the US Federal government.
ISACA Practitioner Guide for SSH
With contributions from practitioners, specialists and SSH.COM experts, the ISACA “SSH: Practitioner Considerations” guide is vital best practice from the compliance and audit community.