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The Threat Landscape of Manufacturing

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 12, 2017 4:14:29 PM

Manufacturing is Contending with a Changing Risk Environment

An Overview of Cyber Threats to Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a widespread industry with a lot of components. Mass production, purchasing, selling, and the information and data management necessary to oversee it all largely make up the inner workings of the day-to-day in manufacturing. All manufacturers today are facing cybersecurity issues, including communication security, internet security, protecting customer information and managing sensitive information such as trade secrets and credit card or financial data through production and control systems. It’s a heavy burden to bear.

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Topics: PKI, IoT, Cyber Security, manufacturing

CSS Research Survey: Digital Identity Insights

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 5, 2017 4:01:19 PM

CSS Presents Cyber Security Survey Results

 
A National Digital Identity Insights Survey

In Q4 2016, CSS Research surveyed information security professionals on their current and anticipated public key infrastructure (PKI) usage, as well as PKI challenges and plans for 2017.

CSS Research surveyed 105 respondents who manage cyber security tools in an evolving digital authentication landscape nationally.

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Topics: PKI, Cyber Security

The Importance of Digital Certificate Management

Posted by Michael Kubach on Dec 22, 2016 3:52:35 PM

How Properly Managing Digital Certificates Enhances Your Security Posture

Digital Certificate Management and Cyber Security Today

Cryptography itself has been around for a while; what’s interesting is how it’s evolved over time. The landscape is changing from back in the day when we had mainframes and large computing power—with everything becoming smaller, and given the proliferation of devices and IoT, that’s a marked shift is happening in the marketplace. More and more digital certificates are being placed onto phones, iPads, Android devices, and even onto objects that simply have Bluetooth connections that require authentication. Large companies that are making Internet of Things (IoT) devices need to know how to secure them. Even cars have network stacks, and thus the need to be able to upgrade firmware.

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Topics: digital certificate, PKI, Cyber Security

Cybersecurity in Retail: Facing the Threats of Today

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Dec 16, 2016 1:41:13 PM

Facing the Cybersecurity Challenges of the Retail Sector

Retail’s Cyber Threat Environment: Debit Cards, Credit Cards, and Surviving as a Popular Target

The Internet, technological evolution, and the “always on, always connected” nature of humanity today certainly enables many convenient capabilities. We can order dinner with the swipe of a finger, reserve movie tickets instantaneously and purchase clothing within seconds. Sure, it’s useful, but the extent to which we’re digitally processing payments today poses quite a few security challenges for the retail sector.

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Topics: PKI, Cyber Security, Retail

5 PKI New Year's Resolutions for 2017

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Dec 12, 2016 11:40:51 AM

CSS Presents PKI Promises for the Security of Next Year

Making 2017 Your Business’ Most Secure Year

2016 was an eventful year for cyber security, from beginning to end. While longstanding security problems remained challenging, many new methods of executing cybercrime emerged and affected businesses throughout all industries, and a number of high-impact attacks glared among headlines throughout the year. 

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Topics: digital certificate management, PKI, Cyber Security

Compliance Is Not Equivalent to Security

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Dec 5, 2016 3:29:01 PM

How Are Achieving Cyber Security Compliance and a Truly Secure State Different?

Achieving Compliance is Not Equivalent to Achieving an Actual Secure State

The backdrop of today’s information security landscape is riddled with demands of the myriad of industry and government compliance requirements for protecting information. From HIPAA to PCI to countless other industry and government compliance mandates, the regulations are complex and seemingly endless, and most businesses have to put a considerable amount of resources toward achieving and maintaining compliance.

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Topics: IT Security, PKI, Cyber Security, Risk and Compliance

Fog Computing and the IoT

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 28, 2016 2:06:17 PM

Fog Computing: When the Cloud is Not Enough

How Do We Manage the Massive Amounts of Data Generated by the IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) market and its exponential growth are bringing many improvements and considerable revenue to almost every conceivable vertical. Now that most industries have a handle on what the IoT is, the public is watching it benefit both consumers and businesses alike. The IoT is generating detailed insights into consumer behavior, thereby improving product design and functionality, and also, according to Cisco, accelerates response to events, which ultimately enhances safety, improves service levels and increases output.

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Topics: IoT, PKI for IoT, Fog Computing

How Cloud-Based Services and IoT are Influencing PKI Deployments

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 20, 2016 10:19:13 PM

Cloud-based Services and the Internet of Things (IoT) Driving PKI

The Explosion of Cloud-based Apps and the IoT are Creating the Need to Reinforce PKI Environments 

The takeover of the cloud has brought countless businesses to pursue cloud migration over the past few years in an effort to take advantage of cost and operational efficiencies. The shift began with storage and simpler applications such as email, and has progressed to more complex applications, many of which require authorization and security to be used.

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Topics: PKI, IoT, Cyber Security, PKI in the Cloud, Cloud based

2017 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Internet of Things (IoT) Security Predictions

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 17, 2016 2:19:26 PM

The World of PKI and IoT in 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.

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Topics: PKI, IoT, SHA1, SHA2, blockchain, 2017

FinTech and PCI DSS: Effectively Securing Financial Data

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 11, 2016 2:33:40 PM

PKI and Digital Certificates as a Solution for PCI Compliance

Cyber Threats of the Financial Sector

Financial services is navigating an interesting time: eight years have passed since the crash of 2008, allowing enough time for market healing, while mass digitalization has taken a strong hold. Online portals and mobile apps are the norm, among a slew of other technology innovations being adopted in financial services to respond to the high demands of today’s digital consumer. Sure, these changes bring greater convenience to the customer and increased cost efficiency to the institutions, but it also brings significantly higher cyber security risks. 

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Topics: digital certificate, PKI, Cyber Security, Financial Security

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