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Assessing the London Protocol

The London Protocol was originally proposed as a potential joint effort by CA Security Council members to combat phishing. All large commercial CAs revoke certificates for phishing websites when they are brought to their attention, but they do not proactively monitor their customers sites, and generally do not share information about misuse of certificates with […]

Scaling CT Logs: Temporal Sharding

Our industry is moving toward universal support for Certificate Transparency (CT), one of the largest improvements to trust and security for the Web PKI system and SSL certificates in years. Later this month, CT will effectively become an industry-wide mandate when Google Chrome starts requiring it for all new publicly trusted SSL certificates. Already, hundreds […]

DigiCert Helping Customers Replace Symantec-Issued Certificates

In about a month, a large number of existing Symantec SSL certificates will be distrusted by Google Chrome as part of their removal of Symantec root certificates. Starting in Chrome 66 beta and followed up in April when Chrome 66 stable is released, certificates issued by Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, and RapidSSL prior to June 1, […]

Mitigating Risk: The Importance of Considering Your Certificate Practices

Your overall device and network security is related to your PKI design and certificate policy. Just as you’d build your house with an earthquake-resistant foundation, or ensure your roof can withstand a hurricane, you should design and deploy your PKI to resist common threats. Many of these decisions need to be made upfront, when you’re […]

DigiCert Now Validating & Issuing SSL/TLS Certificates for Symantec Customers

Symantec-issued certificates do not need to be reissued now, during the busy holiday season, but will need to be reissued starting in 2018. DigiCert has met the December 1 deadline of integrating with Symantec systems, and all validation and issuance of TLS certificates is being handled by DigiCert’s backend. Initial results appear generally positive, with […]

The Security Benefits of CAA

Earlier this year, new industry standards were adopted which made Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) record checking mandatory for all Certificate Authorities. This gives website administrators an additional tool for protecting their sites from mis-issuance, and a technical measure for enforcing an organization’s certificate policies. Introduction to CAA By setting up a CAA record you can […]