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AirWatch & CSS - Partnership Featuring Certificate Management System

Posted by Sarah Hance on Sep 24, 2013 11:58:24 AM

Cleveland, OH - September 24, 2013 - Certified Security Solutions' Certificate Management System (CMS) is featured in the AirWatch Marketplace as a fully integrated mobile certificate solution. Developed to give AirWatch customers and partners a centralized location to identify technologies that complement their investments in AirWatch and additional mobile avenues, the AirWatch Marketplace is reserved for top solution providers with proven integration benefits.

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Topics: digital certificate, digital pki, Public Key Infrastructure, issue mobile certificate, AirWatch, PKI, cert management, Microsoft PKI, mobile certificate, certificate management, Internet of Things, expired certificate, AirWatch marketplace, Press Releases, BYOD

Writing Event Plugin Handlers for the Certificate Management System (CMS)

Posted by Gary Galehouse on Jul 25, 2012 5:15:44 AM

The Certificate Management System (CMS), formerly known as the Certificate Reporting Tool (CRT), as referenced below, provides reporting and notification capabilities to an existing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). The reports and notifications are highly customizable for content, timing, and audience. In addition, custom ‘event plugin handlers’ can be created and registered to perform any desired functionality when predefined events occur. Two types of CRT events are exposed:

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Topics: digital certificate, iPhone, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, Certificate Reporting Tool, Public Key Infrastructure, Event Plugin Handlers, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, iPad, Microsoft PKI, iOS management certificates, mobile certificate, iOS, Blog, Plugin Handlers, Got PKI?

DigiNotar---What Went Wrong?

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jul 11, 2012 5:51:39 AM

Why PKI Procedures are so important to your business

Most people who are familiar with Public Key Infrastructure have been aware of the unfortunate events that happened to the Dutch Public CA DigiNotar. As a both a Dutch native and a PKI specialist, I took a particular interest in this event. At the time this occurred back in September 2011, I happened to be in The Netherlands, and was fortunate enough to be able to see and read things first hand.

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Topics: digital certificate, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, DigiNotar, digital certificate management, PKI key, Public Key Infrastructure, What is PKI, DigiNotar hack, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, hack, PKI, DigiNotar PKI, Blog

Got PKI? CSS at RSA

Posted by CSS Marketing on Mar 15, 2012 6:39:29 AM

Certified Security Solutions sent a team to the 2012 RSA Security Conference in San Francisco where one of the underlying themes was mobile security. Located in the Microsoft Pavilion, team CSS boasted a 'Got PKI?' theme centered around PKI best practices and the power of digital certificates on mobile devices. Booth conversations included PKI as a service in addition to leveraging CSS' own software solution, the Certificate Management System (CMS) for digital certificate management and enrollment in a Microsoft PKI. Visitors to the booth were genuinely excited to see a mobile security solution from a company that "gets" PKI. CSS' CTO, Ted Shorter, and Director of Business Development, Uri Lichtenfeld, presented a theater session titled 'Do's and Don’ts of PKI and Certificate Management for Mobile Devices.' Check out the photos below:

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Topics: digital certificate, Fulfillment and governance tools for IAM, consumerization of IT, apple, iPhone, digital pki, digital certificate management, Public Key Infrastructure, Certificate Management System (CMS), mCMS, certificate remediation, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, iPad, Certificate Reporting Tool (CRT), PKI, Microsoft PKI, iOS management certificates, Microsoft-centric infrastructure, iOS, Blog, expanded compliance and forensic issues, mobile certificates, BYOD, Got PKI?

Apple Products Becoming (Business) Mainstream

Posted by CSS Marketing on Feb 9, 2012 4:00:13 AM

The popularity of Apple’s iPads and iPhones among consumers are well documented, but recent findings from Forrester Research shows that these devices are gaining steam in the corporate world.

The “Consumerization of IT” or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has become a common occurrence among all departments, and not surprisingly, Apple is leading the way among what Forrester calls “information” workers — workers that use a computer for work an hour or more per day. And the more senior the individual, the more they are using Apple devices:

  • More than 1 out of 5 (21%) of 10,000 surveyed Information workers use one or more Apple device at work
  • The number of Apple BYOD-ers doubles to 2 out of 5 professionals (41%) for those with the title “Director of IT” or higher
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Topics: digital certificate, Microsoft Active Directory AD, certificates, apple, iOS 5, iPhone, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, Certificate Reporting Tool, Public Key Infrastructure, Certificate Management System (CMS), Industry Trends, mCMS, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, Active Directory Certificate Services, iPad, PKI, Microsoft PKI, iOS management certificates, Microsoft and Apple, iOS, Blog, Active Directory, mobile certificates, BYOD, AD, Got PKI?

Time Stamping Authority

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 2, 2011 5:00:11 AM

It is safe to say that everything has gone digital. In an age where people are farming virtual farms and tending to online fish tanks, why wouldn't the need for a "virtual signature" become apparent? When it comes to replacing your "John Hancock" with a time stamp, the risk of a security compromise becomes heightened. Luckily, there are protective security measures that can easily minimize risk.

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Topics: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, Public Key Infrastructure, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, time stamp, Microsoft PKI, time stamped signature, Blog, Time Stamp Server, Time Stamp Protocol, Got PKI?, Time Stamping Authority

RSA SecurID and Lockheed Martin Breach

Posted by Chris Hickman on May 31, 2011 11:55:35 AM

CIOs, CSOs and IT Security personnel are confronted with the realization that the RSA SecurID breach may have impacts that extend well beyond RSA itself, and into its customer base. While the admission of a breach at RSA this past March is cause for alarm, the recent event at Lockheed Martin should also inspire action. It is widely reported that the breach on Lockheed Martin’s VPN was executed by spoofing RSA Secure ID tokens. The spoofing of those tokens likely involved at least some information gained as a result of the breach at RSA.

The reality of this recent attack clearly illustrates the need for organizations to constantly review IT security and make adjustments and changes to technology and policies as things change. Security is a process, not a point in time event to check off a to-do list. Whether you use RSA Secure ID or other technologies, user authentication should not be your only defense against unauthorized access to your network.

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Topics: Lockheed Martin, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, 2-factor authentication, Industry Trends, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, smartcards, RSA, Microsoft PKI, Blog, RSA Secure ID tokens, Got PKI?

Digital Certificate Reporting Tool in the News

Posted by CSS Marketing on May 31, 2011 10:36:33 AM

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Topics: digital certificate, microsoft ca, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, fulfill, Certificate Reporting Tool, Certificate Management System (CMS), Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, Certificate Reporting Tool (CRT), Microsoft PKI, CRT, News, Microsoft-centric infrastructure, expired certificates, expanded compliance and forensic issues, Got PKI?

Time's Up for SHA-1, CSS' Suggested Migration Path

Posted by Wayne Harris on Apr 18, 2011 5:00:16 AM

SHA-1 is a widely adopted hash algorithm that can no longer be considered trustworthy. Current PKI design analysts must weigh the benefits of implementing SHA-2 verses the compatibility problems associated with its adoption. This design decision is driven by the recent understanding that SHA-1 hashes are cryptographically weak and the opportunity for malicious manipulation of resulting hash values are much easier than originally anticipated. This is a serious problem if an authentic digital signature on contract for $100, cannot be distinguished from a fraudulent digital signature on a contract worth $100,000.

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Topics: Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, Public Key Infrastructure, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, Secure Hash Algorithm, Microsoft PKI, Blog, SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-3, Got PKI?

Apple's iOS Devices and Certificate Lifecycle Planning

Posted by Ted Shorter on Apr 14, 2011 3:20:42 PM

iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones are quickly becoming a part of the enterprise IT landscape, in a trend sometimes referred to as “the consumerization of IT.” From a security practitioner’s standpoint, there are a number of factors here that are cause for concern, including the prospect of unmanaged or “under-managed” devices accessing corporate data, the variety of devices and form factors involved, and the rapid pace of adoption, to name a few.

Enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificates can help. iPhones and iPads are natively capable of using digital certificates for authentication to corporate networks and data in a variety of ways:

  • Corporate wireless networks (802.1X and EAP-TLS)
  • VPN gateways via the built-in Cisco client
  • Microsoft ActiveSync
  • Mutually-authenticated SSL web sites via the Safari browser
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Topics: digital certificate, apple, iPhone, consumerization, Microsoft Security Partner, digital pki, Certificate Reporting Tool, Public Key Infrastructure, Certificate Management System (CMS), mCMS, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, iPad, iOS management certificates, mobile certificate, iOS, Blog, Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol, BYOD, Got PKI?

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