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All posts by: Mark Santamaria

About Mark Santamaria

Mark is a Content Writer at DigiCert where he focuses on introductory topics for data security. He also does a monthly SSL in the news recap. His interests include penetration testing, social engineering, and data threat prevention.

  1. Browser Security Icon Updates and SHA-1 Deprecation

    Earlier this year, both Google and Mozilla released versions of Chrome and Firefox with changes to their security indicators and updates for the SHA-1 deprecation. Both browsers feel that these changes will simultaneously help users recognize the risks of entering unsecure HTTP sites and urge site owners to upgrade to secure HTTPS connections. Chrome In…


  2. Chrome Will Mark HTTP Sites “Not Secure” in January

    In September and November of 2016, Google announced two major changes they plan to make in Chrome 56, which they will release near the end of January 2017. With the release of Chrome 56, Google will update the security indicator icon for HTTP connections, and will end support for SHA-1 certificates. In one of the…


  3. This Month in SSL: August 2016

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption New research released at Black Hat USA 2016 revealed major vulnerabilities in HTTP/2 protocol. Data Breaches A data breach caused by an employee at Sage U.K. software┬áemphasized the hidden danger of insider…


  4. Key Elements of a Disaster Recovery Plan

    In preparing for cybercriminals to attack with new variations of malware, it can be easy to forget that natural disasters can cause crippling data loss or server damage. Research by Eastern Kentucky University revealed that natural disasters cost the global economy $2.5 trillion since 2000, affecting SMBs in particular. After experiencing a disaster, one in…


  5. This Month in SSL: July 2016

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) Data Security Mozilla Firefox announced that they plan to deprecate Flash from its browser in the next few months, which is sooner than what they previously planned. Some Pokemon Go related apps can steal contact…