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  1. Creating a Secure BYOD Enterprise

    Whether your company has intended to be a BYOD or not, it’s likely that employees are bringing their own devices to work anyway. In the era of smartphones, tablets, and other personal technology devices, it’s difficult to imagine any workplace where BYOD is not occurring on a daily basis. This article from CSO Online reveals…


  2. Researchers Urge Administrators to Replace SHA-1 Certificates with SHA-2

    Online Security Warning

    This morning an international team of cryptanalysts urged administrators to replace their SHA-1 certificates as the risks associated SHA-1 are greater than previously expected. The published findings are theoretical and have not yet been proven in a practical setting. While there doesn’t appear to be an immediate present danger, we strongly encourage administrators to migrate…


  3. Employees Are First Line of Defense for Cyber-Attacks

    When executives think about cybersecurity strategy, a number of list items might come to mind such as keeping collected customer information safe, data encryption solutions, securing networks, etc. However, what probably isn’t on the top of the list but should be is employee education—and this includes C-suite employee education. It should come as no surprise…


  4. How to Remove an Expired Intermediate from the SSL Certificate Chain

    On September 30, 2015, at 12:15 pm, a legacy and long unused DigiCert cross-signed certificate expired, causing some users to experience untrusted certificate errors. The problem is generally related to a locally installed legacy intermediate certificate that is no longer used and no longer required. The problem may affect any client platform with a locally cached…


  5. Enterprise Security: The Advantages of Using EV Certificates

    As more and more people choose to shop, share, bank, and view accounts online, the need for online browsing security has also grown. SSL Certificates are critical to online security and are the backbone of Internet safety. Extended Validation (EV) Certificates, in particular, provide that extra layer of protection be requiring a strictly defined issuance…