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  1. OpenSSL Patches Five Security Vulnerabilities

    Earlier this morning, the OpenSSL project team released two security patches—1.0.2h and 1.0.1t—for five security vulnerabilities discovered in OpenSSL. These two new patches fix one “high” severity and four “low” severity vulnerabilities. None of these bugs affect SSL Certificates. No actions related to SSL Certificate management are required. High Severity Vulnerabilities Memory corruption in the…


  2. 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…


  3. 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,…


  4. 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…


  5. 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…