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  1. 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…


  2. SSL/TLS: Just the Beginning for Data Security

    Here at DigiCert, we often say that SSL/TLS is the de facto standard of Internet security, and we mean it. SSL Certificates (and PKI on a larger scale) is a proven solution for securing in-transit data for websites, cloud-based platforms, apps, and more. However, installing a SSL Certificate is just the first step if an…


  3. Employees Still the Biggest Threat to Enterprise Security

    Time and time again it has been found that the greatest vulnerabilities in enterprise security rests in the hands of business’ employees. In fact, one recent study in the U.K. found that 75% of large organizations suffered staff-related security breaches in 2015, with 50% of the worst breaches caused by human error. So as employees…


  4. Chrome Connection Tab Changes to Security Panel

    At DigiCert’s Security Summit in November 2015, Emily Stark a Software Engineer at Google, spoke about the steps Google had and continues to take in order to help site operators move over to HTTPS connections. In 2014, Google moved to give SSL-secured sites a rankings boost. Now in Chrome 48 Google debuted the Chrome Security…


  5. Benefits of an Email Distribution List

    Listing only one individual as the contact for certificate renewals is a pitfall for many companies. Without taking the proper precautions, this seemingly innocent action can cause a company a lot of unnecessary grief. For example, say a company has “Joe” order a three-year certificate. Joe lists himself as the contact for the certificate renewals,…