A Guide to TLS Certificate Revocations

Certificate revocations can be disruptive and painful to customers and relying parties. We often get questions about why certificates were revoked, who said we need to revoke them and why more notice was not provided. This article provides background and details to these and other related questions. Background The CA/Browser (CA/B) Forum is one of […]

Taking a Data-Driven Approach Towards Compliance

In the realm of operating as the world’s largest global certificate authority (CA), how does DigiCert stay on top of compliance while issuing millions of public certificates in any given year? This includes identifying and remediating issues as we discover them to assure continual improvement and tight compliance. Understanding problems with certificates requires an inspection […]

The Impact of a Root Certificate Expiration

You may have heard about the recent root certificate expiration that’s been affecting a large number of sites. Root certificates are a necessary part of the certificate chain, but when they need to be replaced it affects the entire chain. Just as the roots of a tree provide life to the leaves and branches, root […]

How to Choose the Right Type of TLS/SSL Certificate

From the server administrators of highly technological organizations, to product managers of financial institutions, down to the one-man startups that just want to secure their shopping cart, the same question pops up: “If TLS/SSL certificates all do the same thing, what type should we get?” All three types of TLS/SSL certificates do fundamentally the same […]

How to Keep your Online Banking Info Secure

Mobile and online banking have been on the rise in recent years. From 1995 to 2015 the number of physical banks dropped by nearly half. Plus, amid current social distancing standards, many banks are urging customers to take advantage of online banking services. But the higher usage of online services also increases the risk of […]

How to Avoid Cyberattacks While Working from Home

Hackers will take advantage of any vulnerability they can find. Amidst the pandemic of COVID-19, attackers are taking advantage of the alertness of the world population with phishing emails, social media posts, apps and text messages containing malware. These scams typically involve fraudsters impersonating healthcare officials. According to Check Point Threat Intelligence, “since January 2020, […]

Nine Tips to Securely Work from Home

Even before the coronavirus outbreak, employees were increasingly working from home. According to the Federal Reserve, the percentage of the labor force working from home tripled in the last 15 years. However, since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, many companies are asking their employees to work from home. As more people log […]

Position on 1-Year Certificates

Three, Two, One, Liftoff on One-Year TLS Certificates At the CA/Browser (CA/B) Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia, this week, Apple announced that beginning Sept. 1, newly issued publicly trusted TLS certificates are valid for no longer than 398 days. This followed a long history of the CA/B Forum community working to reduce certificate lifetimes and improve […]

Potential enhancements to EV standards

Many leading companies look to EV to protect their own systems and brand by adhering to the industry’s strongest requirements for identity verification and assurance. In discussions with these companies, DigiCert has found continued interest in our work to strengthen EV as a way to help them protect their users and strengthen their brand promise. […]

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