DigiCert takes an active role in emphasizing shared responsibility online

LINDON, UT (October 2, 2012) — DigiCert, Inc., a leading online security provider for many of the most recognized brands and web sites in the world, is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month through a variety of educational efforts designed to advance internet safety best practices. Throughout the month, DigiCert will participate in industry conferences and provide daily security tips that its more than 60,000 clients can use to benefit their users.

“DigiCert is taking this opportunity to help remind people everywhere of the basic steps they can take to help protect themselves, their families and their businesses from Internet security and crime threats,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “At the same time, as a Certificate Authority that helps to secure billions of daily online interactions, we’re continuing to collaborate with industry and academia to advance internet security standards that further protect users.”

During the month of October, DigiCert will be participating in various online security education and awareness activities, including as a gold sponsor for the 2012 Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Forum, which takes place in San Jose, Calif., Oct. 1-4. At the conference, DigiCert General Counsel and Sr. VP of Industry Relations Ben Wilson will participate in a panel on the “Future of SSL Security & Site Optimization.” Wilson represents DigiCert on the OTA board of directors and also serves as chair of the CA/Browser Forum.

“DigiCert’s long-term support of OTA, including membership in the Leadership Council, helps advance OTA’s commitment to addressing the most important privacy and security issues for businesses and consumers,” said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president, Online Trust Alliance. “This year’s Forum includes a strong roster of speakers from many perspectives focusing on the steps needed to continue to preserve online trust well into the future.”

Additionally, DigiCert will support the following educational initiatives:

  • Oct. 9-11, Wilson will moderate a panel at RSA Europe in London, UK, which will discuss common SSL server misconfigurations and educate security professionals on SSL optimization best practices that protect and secure internet users.
  • Throughout the month of October, DigiCert is offering the “security tip of the day” through its social media channels. Designed for any internet user, the tips will also be available for DigiCert clients’ use as a tool to help educate those within their organizations.

A WebTrust-accredited Certificate Authority, DigiCert’s focus on security begins within its own operations by training and verifying its personnel, routinely auditing its own systems, and following the strictest protocol in maintaining the privacy and protection of its clients.

An active member of several industry groups, DigiCert continues to support academic and industry research to advance internet security standards. These efforts include identifying ways to improve online revocation of digital certificates as well as analysis of the current SSL infrastructure and feasible security enhancements that protect internet users.

Jeff Chandler
DigiCert, Inc.
P: 801.701.9653
E: jeff.chandler@digicert.com

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