Press Releases

CASC Announces Launch of London Protocol to Improve Identity Assurance and Minimize Phishing on Identity Websites

Posted by on June 27, 2018 in Press Releases | 0 comments

LONDON – (June 27, 2018) – The Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC), an advocacy group committed to the advancement of the security of websites and online transactions, announced at the CA/Browser Forum event in London the launch of the London Protocol – an initiative to improve identity assurance and minimize the possibility of phishing activity on websites encrypted with organization validated (OV) and extended validation (EV) certificates, which contain organization identity information (Identity Certificates). Following the recent rise in phishing attacks, five certificate...

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Fortify Provides a More Secure Web Experience for Certificates and Smart Cards

Posted by on June 19, 2018 in Press Releases | 0 comments

San Francisco – June 19, 2018 – The Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC), an advocacy group committed to the advancement of web security, today announced that Fortify, an open source application sponsored by the Council, is now available for Windows and Mac.  Fortify, a free app, connects a user’s web browsers to smart cards, security tokens, and certificates on a user’s local machine.  This allows users to generate X.509 certificates in their browser, replacing the loss of key generation functionality. “Fortify is a great open source project, made possible through collaboration...

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Leading Certificate Authorities and Microsoft Introduce New Standards to Protect Consumers Online

Posted by on December 8, 2016 in Press Releases | 366 comments

The CASC’s Minimum Requirements for Code Signing Certificates enables a common vetting process for all CAs San Francisco –December 8, 2016 – the Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC), an advocacy group committed to the advancement web security, today announced the Code Signing Working Group has released new Minimum Requirements for Code Signing for use by all Certificate Authorities (CA). These requirements represent the first-ever standardized code signing guidelines. Code signing is the method of using a certificate-based digital signature to sign executables and scripts in order...

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CA Security Council Report: Consumers Don’t Know Much About Security, But They Trust the Padlock and Green Bar When Shopping Online

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Press Releases | 2 comments

Only 2 Percent Proceed Past “Untrusted Connection” Message San Francisco – April 13, 2015 – The CA Security Council (CASC), an advocacy group committed to the advancement of the security of websites and online transactions, today released its 2015 Consumer Trust Survey which found that validation matters.  While consumers are confused about some aspects of security, they recognize and trust the security that SSL brings to e-commerce sites.  Fifty-three percent of respondents identify the padlock as adding confidence in an e-commerce site, with 42 percent associating the green bar and...

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World’s Leading Certificate Authorities Come Together to Advance Internet Security and the Trusted SSL Ecosystem

Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Press Releases | 1 comment

San Francisco, CA. – February 14, 2013 – Leading global certificate authorities announced the creation of the Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC), an advocacy group, committed to the exploration and promotion of best practices that advance the security of websites and online transactions. Through public education, collaboration, and advocacy, the CASC strives to improve understanding of critical policies and their potential impact on the internet infrastructure. Members of the CASC include Comodo, DigiCert, Entrust, GlobalSign, Go Daddy, Symantec, and Trend Micro. Click to Tweet:...

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