How to do HTTPS … The Right Way

Posted by on June 2, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

With secure HTTP — aka HTTPS (the “S” is short for “secure”) — swiftly becoming universal on the Internet, it is important to know how to configure HTTPS for your website the right way. The payoff for properly securing your website has many benefits, a few of which are: Secure transmission of sensitive information. HTTPS protects the sensitive information of your website visitors– whether that be personal profile information, passwords, payment information, etc. Additionally, electronic payment standards such as PCI DSS mandate the use of HTTPS when collecting payment...

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Don’t ‘Compromise’ Your Code Amid Malware Mayhem

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Code Signing Certificates demand a price premium in the underground online marketplace. This is no surprise considering that criminals sometimes use them to dupe their potential victims into installing malware in their machine. The code-signed malware appears safe to the users, whereas users receive an alert to be cautious if the malware is unsigned. In recent days, fraudsters have been injecting malware into popular remote conference software clients, such as Zoom, and many users are unaware that their devices are being compromised. Dark web sellers sometimes stand up fake companies that...

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Digital Trust Is Elusive – Are Qualified Trust Services A Solution?

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

A popular saying goes: “Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.” While I wouldn’t completely agree, the idea isn’t wrong. In real life trust between two parties is established over some period of time, depending on a variety of factors. Have you ever wondered why you initially trust some people more and others less, even if you’ve never met them before? There are a complicated multitude of factors that influence our thoughts: the person’s appearance, tone of voice, title or rank, etc. Trust is established over time but can be lost within a few moments. This poses...

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Preparing for Quantum Computing

Posted by on April 21, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Quantum computing is advancing, and while experts are not sure when there will be a quantum computer powerful enough to break the RSA and ECC cryptographic algorithms that are currently in use, many are operating under the assumption that this can happen within a 10-15 year timeframe. This is a general timeline because there is no way to know when this will occur – it could happen sooner or it could happen later. The Road to Crypto Agility The IETF is working on proposals to create new X.509 certificate formats with multiple keys (called hybrid or composite certificates) that would help with...

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5 Ways to Keep Up with Authentication Certificates

Posted by on February 24, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

When it comes to protecting an organization’s data and users, CISOs have no shortage of hurdles. Identity attacks have become sophisticated and convincing, thanks to ransomware, phishing and deep fakes. CISOs have long known the importance of strong identification and authentication controls, but with threats constantly changing and intensifying, having these controls in place is just one piece of the puzzle; they must be managed correctly in order to do their job. Firstly, organizations have a wide range of technologies available to prevent fraud. In terms of managing a company’s...

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The CA Security Council Looks Ahead to 2020 and Beyond

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

A whirlwind of activity will cause dramatic shifts across the PKI world in the year ahead Suffice it to say that 2019 was filled with challenges and contentiousness as Certificate Authorities and Browsers began to watch their shared visions diverge. The debate around Extended Validation continued as CAs pushed for a range of reforms and browsers pushed to strip its visual indicators. And a ballot to shorten maximum certificate validity periods exposed fault-lines at the CAB Forum. But while neither of those conversations are over – let alone nearing consensus – a slew of new deadlines,...

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