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Published - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
In 2017, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) will continue to solidify its place as a fundamental digital identification, authentication and encryption standard—especially as the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves and security concerns heighten. The need for trusted digital identities will become paramount to the overall security of the Internet. As businesses attempt to secure the IoT, PKI is re-emerging as a cost-effective and proven technology that delivers a secure and high-performance solution. CSS Research has continued to monitor the state of cybersecurity throughout 2016 while generating threat intelligence insights on the digital certificates used to secure SSL/TLS connections across the Internet.
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Published - Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Enterprises and organizations today are confronted with a variety of ever-changing security challenges. Core security practices like Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) have been used to consistently authenticate users and devices and encrypt critical information. Because PKI is a mature technology, assumptions have been made that the same PKI that was implemented years ago is just as secure as it was when launched. As a result, organizations that continue to rely on the old level of PKI assurance could be taking security actions that end up putting critical information, and by extension, the entire enterprise at risk. Businesses now have a number of reasons to reevaluate their PKIs; compliance mandates, organizational changes, and the maturity of cryptography are all reasons to revisit PKI management.
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Published - Monday, December 19, 2016
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has advanced tremendously since the early days, from simply identifying websites and securing ecommerce transactions to routinely issuing massive certificate deployments, making PKI a top priority for IT departments. The evolution of PKI has become significant, given the takeover of IoT and increased usage of digital certificates, today’s use cases for PKI have become markedly more innovative.
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Published - Thursday, October 27, 2016
Today’s evolving cyber security landscape demands the high assurance, scalability and security of digital certificates issued from a trusted PKI to successfully secure enterprises. However, an effective PKI can be difficult to implement and manage without knowledgeable and dedicated resources in-house. Although attempting a deployment on your own sounds appealing and more cost effective, the key to a successful PKI implementation is fully understanding the entirety of the project before beginning. By outlining each critical task up front, it’s easy to quickly realize the importance of enlisting dedicated resources to assist with the entire process from day one.
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Published - Thursday, July 28, 2016
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has undergone an evolution since its commercial introduction in the 1990s. Aging enterprise PKIs may not be a fit for current compliance, regulatory or technical requirements for new enterprise and IoT use cases. Today, companies are having to decide how to ensure the ongoing trust of old and new PKI environments and the resulting digital certificates.
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Published - Thursday, June 30, 2016
Digital certificates continue to be a cost-effective and efficient method to authenticate, secure and validate diverse endpoints and data in IoT systems. As organizations recognize the cost savings and flexibility associated with establishing their own PKI, they’re also learning that the typical enterprise PKI is not a good fit for unique IoT systems.
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Published - Thursday, May 26, 2016
Digital certificate templates contain properties common to all certificates issued by Microsoft® enterprise certification authorities (CAs) based on that template, giving administrators more control over their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Learn how effectively organized, documented, and managed certificate templates help administrators manage a diverse subscriber base, minimize the risk of issuing incorrect certificates, and support reporting for security compliance requirements.
Published - Thursday, April 21, 2016
Moving from SHA-1 digital certificates to SHA-2 is vital to defend against cyber criminals. SHA-1 certificates are no longer being issued and are scheduled to reach their expiration before January 1, 2017. Continued use of SHA-1 certificates places your organization in a cryptographically insecure position against cyber adversaries. Time is running out to identify and implement a SHA-1 deprecation plan to ensure that every certificate your organization is upgraded to the secure SHA-2 algorithm.
Download the CSS Research “SHA-1 Deprecation Challenges & Solutions” white paper to learn: