DigiCert Blog

  • 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…


  • Ransomware: A Threat On The Rise

    Ransomware—it’s the rampant business wreaking havoc across the globe. With each week, there seems to be a new report about a company getting hit by ransomware, but what exactly makes these attacks so effective? Cybercriminals first identify vulnerabilities that allow access to computer files and then encrypt all the information…


  • 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…


  • 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…