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  1. Advancing the Goal of Automated PKI for More Secure DevOps

    Today, DigiCert joins Venafi to announce a partnership that will significantly advance security for DevOps by providing convenient and seamless access to limited-use private PKI certificates designed specifically for internal testing and build environments. This initiative is a positive step toward enabling TLS security within DevOps environments in a way that allows accelerated development, faster…


  2. 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…


  3. 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 on those files so the…


  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. Debunking SSL and HTTPS Security Myths

    While SSL Certificates and HTTPS encryption have been proven essential in enterprise security, many businesses still put their confidence into unsecure networks like the Cloud or other large data environments. This is because many fall prey to common misperceptions about encryption and key management that relate to cost, performance, and ease of use, which reverts…