Published - June 25, 2018
In an evolving cyber security landscape, defenses must continually evolve. Static systems are not only inherently insecure, they are less so with each passing day. This principle applies to cryptography as much as to other types of cyber-defenses. And with the advent of quantum computing, most analysts agree that common cryptographic algorithms will eventually become ineffective. The scale of the potential threat is immense — for nearly all the hardware and software we use in both traditional IT environments and burgeoning Internet of Things ecosystems.
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Published - April 17, 2018
It is inevitable that many IoT devices will operate for durations that extend well beyond the effectiveness of their cryptographic keys. With this predestined outcome, readiness becomes a necessity. Not the readiness to respond to broken algorithms and their impact on data and communications, although that is also important, but the readiness to respond to crypto risk. The ability to act before threats become real, and to take action that results in a state where cryptography and its usage, whether for data in motion or data at rest, has its integrity upheld.
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Published - February 13, 2018
Manual PKI management processes including spreadsheets and advanced monitoring tools may have worked well for small certificate counts and environments with limited issuance capabilities, but organizations today have realized that there are more certificates deployed than they can keep track of, or even know of. The result is an increase in efforts and cost to stay on top of them and degradation of security due to error and omission.
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Published - February 6, 2018
CMS VerdeTTo™ from Certified Security Solutions (CSS) establishes trusted identity for your devices and provides complete identity lifecycle management for your IoT ecosystem. CMS VerdeTTo™ establishes a private Root of Trust, which together with unique identity on every device sets the stage for the critical functions of authentication, authorization, and encryption. that establishes trusted identity and on-going lifecycle management for IoT devices.
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Published - October 1, 2017
CMS Sapphire™ professionally managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) from Certified Security Solutions (CSS) allows you to maintain complete control over the use of your Root CA keys and PKI recovery materials while transferring day-to-day PKI management and oversight to experts.Download white paper to learn:
Published - September 13, 2017
Is your organization overwhelmed by manual Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and SSL certificate management processes? Burdened with worry of rogue SSL certificates or certificate-related outages? Running mission critical systems using internally issued SSL certificates alongside of SSL certificates purchased from a third party (such as Symantec™/VeriSign, Thawte® or GeoTrust®)?
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Published - August 17, 2017
Gambling means being prepared to lose everything. When working with an out of control, unmanaged digital certificate count and public key infrastructure (PKI), the risks of facing issues with financial and productivity losses are extremely high. Are you prepared to gamble with some of your most valuable IT assets?
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Published - June 22, 2017
Overwhelmed by manual Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) & certificate management processes? Burdened with worry of rogue certificates or certificate-related outages? Worried you've lost all control of your PKI? Stop losing and start gaining control by actualizing the features and benefits not available when manually managing your digital certificates and PKI.
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Published - May 26, 2017
As the IoT market expands, it’s all too common for vendors to push unsecured IoT technology to the market. Many IoT devices consist of parts from various hardware vendors, each created according to different security principles. The result is an environment where the lowest common denominator of security measures rules, inviting malicious activity that can wreak havoc on businesses, institutions, and critical infrastructure. Learn more on the security challenges of IoT and how CMS VerdeTTo leverages Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to establish unique device identities in the form of digital certificates and extended identity attributes to secure millions of devices.
Learn more on the security challenges of IoT and how the CMS VerdeTTo Access Valve engineered specifically for ThingWorx platform users leverages Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to establish unique device identities in the form of digital certificates and extended identity attributes to secure millions of devices.
Published - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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