Leading the information security industry toward new advancements in security and privacy for existing and emerging markets.
With advancements in computing technology leading to increased global connectivity at rapid speeds, the opportunity for technology to improve the way we live, work and share information has never been greater. As new technologies have the opportunity to improve our lives, they also can be exploited by attackers if industries do not work together to provide secure connections.
DigiCert is on the forefront—helping advance security and privacy best practices, standards adoption, and integration into networked systems. By joining with like-minded organizations, DigiCert helps move the entire industry toward more secure computing systems that use authentication and encryption by default. As part of this focus, DigiCert participates in more than 60 industry groups, often in a leadership role.
Some of the industry organizations where DigiCert plays a key role include:
Founding Member of the CA/Browser Forum (and Current Group Chairs)
The Certification Authority/Browser Forum (CA/B Forum) is an industry consortium of Certificate Authorities, Internet browsers, Operating System makers, and other PKI-related vendors. The CA/B Forum establishes guidelines governing the issuance and management of X.509 v.3 digital certificates that chain to a trust anchor. These guidelines encompass certificates used for the SSL/TLS protocol and digital code signing certificates, along with the internal procedures and security of publicly trusted Certificate Authorities. DigiCert representatives chair several of the Forum's working groups.
Founding Member of the CA Security Council
The CA Security Council (CASC) is composed of Certificate Authorities that are committed to the investigation and promotion of best practices related to trusted SSL deployment and CA operations. The CASC provides a single industry voice on the topic of digital certificates and related important issues that impact the general security of the entire Web. Members of the CASC are expected to abide by the standards set forth in the CA/Browser Forum’s Baseline Requirements, the Network Security Guidelines, and undergo an extensive annual audit.
Founding-Board Member of DirectTrust
DirectTrust is a non-profit regulatory organization created by participants in the Federal Direct Project. The Direct Project is an initiative designed to facilitate the smooth and secure transmission of health care records and related information. DirectTrust develops the protocol and policies around the proper implementation of the Direct initiative. DigiCert provided its expertise in the development of guidelines around the use of digital certificates to secure these data exchanges.
Board Member of the Online Trust Alliance
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit organization composed of over 100 corporations and other entities dedicated to the establishment of a more secure online experience for everyone. The OTA establishes best practices and facilitates data sharing among its member organizations to “enhance the protection of users' security, privacy and identity.” The OTA also sponsors advanced research into security-related topics to advance its goals.