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Top 5 Root CA Key Signing Ceremony Mistakes

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Aug 31, 2016 9:03:30 AM

Trust, as it pertains to most components within a Public Key Infrastruture (PKI) is earned. It’s established as the result of some sort of evaluation. An evaluation that often involves a revocation check or policy check.

In the case of the root CA however, trust is *not* earned. In the case of the root CA, trust is assigned. This assigned trust is quite often mandatory from the perspective of subscribers and relying parties.

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Topics: PKI, root CA, Root CA Key Signing Ceremony Mistakes, Root CA Security, Public Key Infrastructure

Let’s Get Physical – Securing Your Enterprise’s Root Certificate Authority

Posted by Max Szaniawski on Jun 1, 2016 10:20:24 AM

Having the privilege to work with some of the best, if not the best PKI and security professionals in the field, I have learned the extreme importance of the practices used in securing the root certification authority (CA) platform. This includes software level security, hardware level security, and physical security.

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Topics: Public Key Infrastructure, PKI, root CA, Securing a root CA, Root CA Security

Broken Trust: Symantec's Untrusted Verisign Root CA

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Dec 18, 2015 4:32:22 PM

Left in the Dark: When the Sun Sets Too Early

The Internet security landscape is constantly changing.  Data drives the decisions that organizations make about their security posture; when that data is incomplete, forecasting the consequences of security changes becomes nearly impossible.  Earlier this month, at the prompting of Symantec Corporation, Google has removed trust for a legacy Verisign CA root certificate from their products including the Android mobile operating system and Chrome web browser.

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Topics: SSL certificate, certificate research, root CA

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