http vs https

HTTP vs HTTPS: Will the World Follow Google?

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HTTP vs HTTPS: Will the World Follow Google? Scott Carter Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:53 Why HTTPS? Data sent via the HTTPS protocol is encrypted to keep it secure from commercial and private hackers. It can't be modified or corrupted while in transit and it authenticates by proving that your users ... Read More
encryption key management

The Pains of Encryption Key Management: Why Manual Processes Are So Hard

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The Pains of Encryption Key Management: Why Manual Processes Are So Hard Scott Carter Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:53 In its 2018 Global Encryption Trends Study, Thales along with Venafi and Geobridge sponsored Ponemon Institute to survey 5,252 IT and security professionals in 12 different countries about their organizations' encryption use ... Read More
internet of things security

The Internet of Things: Getting Smarter about Securing Smart Technologies

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The Internet of Things: Getting Smarter about Securing Smart Technologies Scott Carter Wed, 08/15/2018 - 19:13 Machine identities are not being secured in the same way as human identities online, resulting in a lack of encryption across networks, among other things. When two machines can talk without encryption, or are ... Read More
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How to Check for Revoked Certificates

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How to Check for Revoked Certificates Scott Carter Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:33 Many methods exist for publishing and querying these lists but few of them are widely used. This is largely because the methods are slow, prone to failure or are just plain complicated to understand and implement. So, what ... Read More
Here's Why Your Static Website Needs HTTPS

HTTPS Should be Implemented Everywhere…Including on Static Websites

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HTTPS Should be Implemented Everywhere…Including on Static Websites Scott Carter Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:16 It makes sense for banks and tech firms to enable HTTPS on dynamic websites that are built on top of databases containing important information. But many don’t see the point when it comes to static websites ... Read More
hidden costs of certificate management

5 Hidden Costs of Certificate Management

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5 Hidden Costs of Certificate Management Scott Carter Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:15 Once organizations realize the potential savings, certificate management is a prime candidate for automation. One Venafi customer recently did a rudimentary, back-of-the-envelope calculation and came up with a cost savings of $275,000 per year after automating certificate management ... Read More
protect application machine identities

3 Reasons You Should Treat Applications as Machine Identities in Your Security Strategy

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3 Reasons You Should Treat Applications as Machine Identities in Your Security Strategy Scott Carter Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:47 Protecting the identities of applications is one of three major challenges that must be addressed to ensure trust and facilitate the adoption of transformational technologies employing the use of connected devices ... Read More
ev certificates

Google vs. the Certificate Authorities: Are EV Certificates the Answer?

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Google vs. the Certificate Authorities: Are EV Certificates the Answer? Scott Carter Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:25 This move by Google has intensified pressure on website owners to switch to HTTPS in an attempt to bolster security. It comes as no surprise that the urgency to adopt HTTPS is big: Chrome, ... Read More
mutual tls authentication

Back to the Server: Is It Time to Require Mutual TLS Authentication?

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Back to the Server: Is It Time to Require Mutual TLS Authentication? Scott Carter Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:58 Human identity and access management (IAM) provider OneLogin explains why in its SSL/TLS Mutual Authentication Primer: “Web server authentication is easily implemented and sufficient for establishing an SSL connection while requiring users ... Read More
wildcard certificates

Why Wildcard Certificates Aren’t that Easy to Manage [And What You Can Do About It]

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Why Wildcard Certificates Aren’t that Easy to Manage [And What You Can Do About It] Scott Carter Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:55 Ease of management is often a reason why organizations start to use wildcard certificates, yet this may also become a reason why they stop using these certificates. Let’s explain ... Read More
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