New IDC Study Shows Growing Use of PKI for Enterprise Security

DigiCert-sponsored study finds PKI investments improve security and modernize business processes We’ve released new research by IDC showing that the number of businesses using PKI as part of their broader security programs, beyond TLS for websites, has more than doubled in the last decade, to 65% in 2018. The IDC Data Services for Hybrid Cloud […]

DigiCert on Quantum 4: NIST Second PQC Standardization Conference

DigiCert on Quantum 4: NIST Second PQC Standardization Conference In the last article, we discussed how to figure out when to start switching to post-quantum algorithms. In the next few articles, we will discuss the available post-quantum techniques and how to transition to them. The first step is discussing cryptographic primitives. These are the low-level […]

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 internet and the escalating volumes of sensitive data exchanged online every day. The history of ciphers and encryption is a compelling one. It has included a […]

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 records stolen every day by cybercriminals, companies doing business on the internet have two choices: win the digital trust of consumers or lose revenue. […]

Security Predictions for the New Year and Beyond

These security predictions are based on industry standards initiatives, represented by organizations involved in the industry, thought leaders, and other stake holders in the security market. While it is fairly safe to predict that some security areas will see improvement in the coming year, others will become more problematic. It is these areas of continuing […]

Keeping Track of Changes in Chrome for HTTPS & HTTP Indicators

If you are a regular user of Chrome or work in web development/IT, you’ve likely noticed frequent changes to the browser’s ‘security UI’—the icons and indicators that tell users if the page they are visiting is secure. The internet has undergone an HTTPS renaissance over the last 10 years since it became obvious that troves […]

Guidance for the EFAIL S/MIME Vulnerability

Today, a group of security researchers from Germany and Belgium published a vulnerability affecting two email encryption systems: S/MIME and OpenPGP. Dubbed “EFAIL,” this vulnerability has received notable press coverage and we wanted to provide a summary and guidance for DigiCert customers using S/MIME email certificates and other users of secure email. This research raises […]

Android P Will Default to HTTPS Connections for All Apps

The next version of Android will default to blocking HTTP traffic in apps by default. In a blog post, Dave Burke, Android’s VP of Engineering said this is the latest step in a “larger effort to move all network traffic away from cleartext (unencrypted HTTP) to TLS… you’ll now need to make connections over TLS, […]

Firefox Declares All New Features Will Require HTTPS

Mozilla has started 2018 off with a major announcement: “Effective immediately, all new features that are web-exposed are to be restricted to secure contexts.” “Web-exposed” means any features accessible from a web page or web server. This applies to new APIs, such as WebVR, a major addition Mozilla has been working on for some time. […]