05-05-2022

DigiCert Highlights Role of Digital Trust to Protect Against Cybersecurity Threats

DigiCert
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Company outlines vision at annual Security Summit to help customers manage
trust across their digital footprint

(Seoul) – (May 5, 2022) – At its annual Security Summit, DigiCert, Inc., the world’s leading provider of digital trust, along with top security industry pundits, addressed the role of digital trust in enabling individuals and businesses to successfully operate in a connected world challenged by growing cybersecurity threats. The company outlined its vision for cybersecurity today and how it will evolve as digital transformation continues to expand the surface area of where and how the world engages online.

In the session, Brian Trzupek, DigiCert Senior Vice President of Product, emphasized that digital trust is the backbone of security for many of the things that individuals and companies do. He said, “Digital trust is in the spotlight as compliance and industry standards increase and security threats keep evolving. The need for digital trust management is expanding as technologies such as IoT, the cloud, and supply chain are rapidly advancing.”

“Digital trust is the foundation for securing the connected world,” said Jennifer Glenn, Research Director for IDC. “Identity, integrity and encryption are essential building blocks for organizations looking to instill confidence among their customers, employees and partners that online business processes and interactions are secure.”

The DigiCert Security Summit included commentary from company leaders as well as some of the world’s leading independent minds in cybersecurity, such as Graham Cluley, Adam Savage, Wolfgang Goerlich, Brian Honan and Pablos Holman, addressing global trends including:

  • Acceleration of remote work and digital transformation: Deloitte reported that 77% of CEOs say the pandemic has accelerated their plans for digital transformation. Yet Gartner reports that 53% of organizations surveyed remain untested and uncertain in their digital transformation readiness. Companies are adopting zero-trust networks for secure remote access.
  • Heightened cyberattacks on critical infrastructure: Attacks on critical infrastructure, such as Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds, have led to heightened focus from industry and governments on the need for digital trust for connected ecosystems.
  • Rapidly expanding attack surfaces: In 2021, the FBI reported an unprecedented increase in cyberattacks and malicious cyber activity in America, with ransomware and business email compromise as two of the top threats. Public and private trust management is essential.

As the leading provider of digital trust, DigiCert provides the building blocks necessary to the market, including shaping global standards, delivering global compliance and operations, providing certificate lifecycle management for public and private trust, and extending trust into supply chains and connected ecosystems.

In particular, DigiCert® ONE, the platform for digital trust, provides organizations with centralized visibility and control over a broad range of public and private trust needs, securing websites, enterprise access and communication, software, identity, content and devices.

In Korea, security threats due to the expansion of the digital environment are also increasing. For example, IoT (Internet of Things) attacks such as the hacking of wall pads in apartments and payments over ransomware are surging. James Nah, Country Manager of DigiCert Korea, said, “With connectivity and digital transformation accelerated by the pandemic, we’ve seen an unprecedented increase of cyberrisks making it imperative for companies to consider digital trust important to protect their network, assets and reputation. As the world’s leading provider of digital trust, going beyond our expertise on certificate management, DigiCert will provide the platform and essential building blocks for digital trust to enable our customers to protect their digital environment and assets in an ever more connected business environment.”

About DigiCert, Inc.
DigiCert is the world’s leading provider of digital trust, enabling individuals and businesses to engage online with the confidence that their footprint in the digital world is secure. DigiCert® ONE, the platform for digital trust, provides organizations with centralized visibility and control over a broad range of public and private trust needs, securing websites, enterprise access and communication, software, identity, content and devices. DigiCert pairs its award-winning software with its industry leadership in standards, support and operations, and is the digital trust provider of choice for leading companies around the world. For more information, visit digicert.com or follow @digicert.