Press Releases

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

Posted by the CA Security Council on June 27, 2018

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...

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

Posted by the CA Security Council on June 19, 2018

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...

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

Posted by the CA Security Council on December 8, 2016

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...

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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 the CA Security Council on April 13, 2015

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,...

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

Posted by the CA Security Council on February 14, 2013

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...

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