Posts by pnohe

One Year Certs

Posted by on July 9, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Maximum SSL/TLS Certificate Validity is Now One Year Starting on September 1st, SSL/TLS certificates cannot be issued for longer than 13 months (397 days). This change was first announced by Apple at the CA/Browser Forum Spring Face-to-Face event in Bratislava back in March. Then last week, at the CA/B Forum’s Summer event (held virtually), Google announced its intention to match Apple’s changes with its own root program. There is also a browser-driven ballot that seeks to align the industry’s baseline requirements with the new root program changes. That issue is currently being debated by...

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Could Quantum Computing Help Stave Off the Next Great Pandemic?

Posted by on June 11, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

As we settle into month two of isolation in the world’s collective battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, one talking point you’ve undoubtedly heard time and again is that this won’t truly be over until there’s a vaccine. But the search for a vaccine is a complicated process that feels exceedingly abstract to most of us. How do you create a vaccine? That’s not a question we’ll be able to answer in this article, nor will we attempt to. Rather, we’re going to focus on just one piece of the vaccine hunt, a process called protein folding, and how another exceedingly complicated technology –...

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Online Identity Is Important: Let’s Upgrade Extended Validation

Posted by on October 21, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s time for the CA/Browser Forum to focus on the other half of its mandate Let’s have a candid discussion about Extended Validation SSL. What’s working. What’s NOT. And what can be done to fix it so that all parties involved are satisfied. But first, let’s zoom out and talk big picture. The vast majority of website owners almost never think of SSL. They worry about it once every year or so when it needs to be replaced, but it’s not really a major point of consideration. And even when it is, it’s on more of a macro level when managing certificates at scale. Most site owners and...

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