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  • APWG Phishing Report: SaaS and Webmail Phishing Surpasses Financial Services

    APWG Phishing Report: SaaS and Webmail Phishing Surpasses Financial Services

    The Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG) Phishing Activity Trends Report, 1st Quarter 2019, shows that, for the first time, phishing of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and webmail has surpassed...

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  • Controlling IoT Authentication Opportunities in the Automotive Industry

    Controlling IoT Authentication Opportunities in the Automotive Industry

    I was recently made aware of an article where some security researchers attempted to attack and exploit security vulnerabilities in vehicles through the use of tools and applications designed to...

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  • New CA/B Forum Proposal to Shorten Certificate Lifetimes: Will It Improve Security?

    New CA/B Forum Proposal to Shorten Certificate Lifetimes: Will It Improve Security?

    A new CA/Browser Forum proposal being discussed now would shorten maximum certificate lifetimes to 13 months. This comes after lifetimes were reduced from 39 to 27 months, effective March 2018. If...

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  • How to Improve your Organization’s Crypto-Agility

    How to Improve your Organization’s Crypto-Agility

    As the sheer number of connected devices continues to rise and technology continues to develop toward a future full of quantum computers, securing devices/applications and becoming “crypto agile”...

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  • DigiCert on Quantum 3: When it is necessary to start transitioning to quantum-safe algorithms

    DigiCert on Quantum 3: When it is necessary to start transitioning to quantum-safe algorithms

    In previous articles in this series, we have discussed the threat quantum computing poses to classical cryptography and the difficulty of predicting when a cryptographically relevant quantum...

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  • Encryption and decryption – the never-ending battle

    Encryption and decryption – the never-ending battle

    Ciphers have been used to encrypt and decrypt sensitive date since 3,000 B.C. However, their importance and relevance for day-to-day information security became important with the expansion of the...

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  • New Code Signing Working Group Chartered Due to Regulation Changes in CA/Browser Forum

    New Code Signing Working Group Chartered Due to Regulation Changes in CA/Browser Forum

    With changes to the governance regulations in the CA/Browser Forum, a new Code Signing Working Group was officially chartered in March 2019. The working group is composed of Certificate...

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  • Critical Assets – The Similarities Between Your Brain and Your Bike

    Critical Assets – The Similarities Between Your Brain and Your Bike

    A few weeks ago I was out on a bike ride with some friends and had a malfunction with my bike going downhill at 35 mph. I went over my handlebars and hit the pavement hard — I remember feeling my...

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  • Malware, Measles, and Misinformation

    Malware, Measles, and Misinformation

    The security world is an interesting one to live in. It’s fraught with ever-growing connectivity constantly being plagued by “digital pathogens” or “digital diseases” that our industry must...

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  • DigiCert on Quantum 2: When Will Cryptographically Relevant Quantum Computers Arrive?

    DigiCert on Quantum 2: When Will Cryptographically Relevant Quantum Computers Arrive?

    [This is part of a continuing series on quantum computing. For the first part, click here.] Once people understand the threat that quantum computers pose to classical cryptographic algorithms like...

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  • Networking4All + DigiCert: Putting the Future of the Customer First

    Networking4All + DigiCert: Putting the Future of the Customer First

    “The biggest challenge today is that companies don’t think they’re at risk.” — Frank Leest, Founder & CEO Networking4All When it comes to security, Networking4All CEO Frank Leest would rather be...

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  • Why Safari Warns You That Some Sites are “Not Secure”

    Why Safari Warns You That Some Sites are “Not Secure”

    As of March 2019, Safari on macOS and iOS displays a warning reading “Not Secure” in the address bar for all HTTP connections. Last year, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox became the first major...

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  • Google’s Signed HTTP Exchange Solution Displays Publisher URLs for AMP Pages via TLS

    Google’s Signed HTTP Exchange Solution Displays Publisher URLs for AMP Pages via TLS

    DigiCert first and only public CA to issue TLS certificates that enable Signed HTTP Exchange Web operators using the Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) platform for fast mobile pages now have a...

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  • Qualified Certificates for PSD2 Required by EU by September 2019

    Qualified Certificates for PSD2 Required by EU by September 2019

    European payment services providers are in full gear to meet the September 2019 effective date for PSD2 technical standards, which includes the use of Qualified TLS and eSeal signing certificates...

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  • What’s in a Name? Reviewing Website Identification

    What’s in a Name? Reviewing Website Identification

    The use of TLS certificates to secure and identify websites has dramatically expanded on the World Wide Web. This has been driven by browsers showing negative indicators for non-https sites, thus...

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  • AVEVA + CertCentral: Streamlining certificate management for a globally-dispersed company

    AVEVA + CertCentral: Streamlining certificate management for a globally-dispersed company

    After merging with a division of Schneider Electric in 2018, AVEVA—a global leader in industrial software—began a transformational journey to centralize and streamline IT processes for 4,400...

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  • Frost & Sullivan report links e-commerce revenue with high-assurance certificates

    Frost & Sullivan report links e-commerce revenue with high-assurance certificates

    According to a new Frost & Sullivan white paper, the number of consumers using digital payment methods continues to increase worldwide—and so do concerns about online fraud. With 6.17 million data...

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  • ETSI Recommendations Echo Global Push for IoT Security

    ETSI Recommendations Echo Global Push for IoT Security

    The massively growing number of network-connected devices has pressed standards bodies and government entities to publish security guidelines and recommendations. According to IHS Markit, the...

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  • Website authentication for financial institutions

    Website authentication for financial institutions

    When you visit the website of your financial institution, whether it be your bank, insurance agency, brokerage house or credit card company, the site is most likely using an Extended Validation...

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  • Elevating security and trust to even higher levels

    Elevating security and trust to even higher levels

    Trust Italia is on a decades-long mission to help people everywhere understand the importance of identity and security online. They first partnered with Verisign in 1995, then with Symantec until...

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