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  • Impact of Accelerated gTLD Delegation Process

    gTLD Securing New Domain Extensions

    After the CASC’s previous letter addressing ICANN’s proposal to delegate nearly 2000 new gTLDs for use on the public Internet, ICANN identified and initiated an extensive study on two significant security issues. Based on the conclusions of the studies, ICANN is moving forward quickly with the delegation process, delegating more than 30 in the last two…


  • Important SHA-2 SSL Certificate Questions & Answers

    Data Security Q&A

    In 2013, Microsoft announced a change to their SSL Root Certificate Program policy that required all certificates issued to use the SHA-2 hash algorithm for higher security in SSL. DigiCert was the first Certificate Authority (CA) to offer SHA-2 certificates to all of its customers on new certificates and allowed…


  • Forward Secrecy at Twitter

    SSL Certificate Secrecy

    DigiCert provides SSL Certificates used to encrypt sensitive information. With revelations about mass surveillance in the news everywhere, an obscure feature of SSL/TLS called ‘forward secrecy’ has suddenly become very interesting. Twitter recently announced that they have enabled forward secrecy for traffic on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com. On top of the usual confidentiality and…


  • Security Talks – RSA Conference 2014

    RSA Conference is helping drive the information security agenda worldwide with annual industry events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Throughout its history, RSA Conference has consistently attracted the world’s best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities for conference attendees to learn about the IT security industry’s most important…


  • Go Green This Cyber Monday

    Green EV SSL Certificate

    Ready or not, Cyber Monday is steadily approaching.  An exciting time for consumers, and an equally exciting time for cybercriminals. An article by John Casaretto in Silicon Angle sites some alarming statistics from a recent RSA study regarding the increase in attacks around the holiday shopping season. Casaretto writes, “Another astonishing discovery is…