As a National Cyber Security Month Awareness Champion, DigiCert promotes online safety through social media campaign; company advocates best practices year-round

Lehi, UT (Oct. 1, 2015) — Throughout October, DigiCert, a leading global Certificate Authority (CA) and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, is championing online security awareness and best practices through social media and the DigiCert blog, as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. An industry-leading provider of SSL Certificate management solutions from issuance through all phases of the certificate lifecycle, DigiCert advances security standards within various industry bodies and provides advanced tools to help enterprises simplify and optimize certificate deployment.

"DigiCert is joining as a National Cyber Security Awareness Champion to help spread awareness about security best practices, particularly given the increased focus of consumers during this multi-organization national campaign," said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. "In reality, DigiCert and our customers work in the trenches of online security on a daily basis, striving to improve operations and increase the use of authentication and encryption on the web and for IoT-connected devices. With each passing day, online security awareness becomes increasingly important, and we're working to do our part."

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. In its 12th year, organizers count a growing collection of colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals worldwide joining together to promote online safety awareness.

"The Champion Program is a vital part of making National Cyber Security Awareness Month a success each year," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. "We are thankful to our 2015 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cyber security and online safety awareness."

For its part, DigiCert has taken several steps to advance online trustworthiness, including being the first CA to implement Google's Certificate Transparency (CT) in its systems, and the first to run a non-Google-operated CT log, which played a key role in identifying certificate mis-issuance recently. Based on its CT support, DigiCert offers award-winning continuous Certificate Monitoring™, which organizations can use free of charge to audit certificate issuance for their domains to help combat mis-issuance and fraud.

DigiCert issues high-assurance certificates that require identity verification well beyond automated domain validation. The company offers a scalable public key infrastructure (PKI) solution that enables large-scale deployments to secure the Internet of Things and other emerging markets.

About DigiCert

DigiCert is a premier, trusted provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication and encryption via managed PKI and high-assurance digital certificates for enterprise and the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by more than 115,000 of the world's leading government, finance, healthcare, education, and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer service and market growth leadership. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit digicert.com , like DigiCert on Facebook® or follow @digicert on Twitter®.

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

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