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  1. 4 Tips for Avoiding Malware

    In late 2015, Cyphort reported that malvertising had increased by 325% since the previous year. Malvertisements are ads that can infect a user’s computer when they click on the ad. Malvertising is only becoming more and more of a threat for users every day; the attacks are relatively easy to implement, requiring attackers to pay…


  2. 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,…


  3. 45% of Healthcare Breaches Occur on Stolen Laptops

    Stolen devices such as a laptop or a USB thumb drive rarely come up when most people think of data breaches, but breaches caused by stolen devices are a very real threat organizations face. Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) revealed that this type of data breach is common for healthcare organizations, making up…


  4. Combating Fraud and Cyberscams this Tax Season

    It’s tax season for everyone, which means it’s also fraud season. And with the deadline coming up and people rushing to get their taxes submitted on time, it is still critical to remain vigilant, especially if you are planning to file your taxes online. According to Threatpost, “A 400 percent surge in tax-related phishing and…


  5. Uploading Documents Is Safer than Email

    Regardless of the type of SSL Certificate (OV or EV) an organization is purchasing, DigiCert can perform the validation process using our own resources and without up-front documentation from the organization most of the time. Occasionally, however, DigiCert needs some extra documentation to hasten the validation process. At these times, we will request specific documentation…