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Entrust OpenSSL Disclosure

April 14, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

With news of the Heartbleed bug, we have been receiving questions as to how this impacts the certification authority (CA) service at Entrust. In summary, Entrust SSL customers do not need to be concerned about the management of their certificates or their certificate management accounts. The CA private keys are protected on a NIST FIPS [Read More...]

Filed Under: SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged: OpenSSL, SSL

How Device Certificates Secure our Mobile Identities

April 14, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

A quick look at our world today reveals that the need for mobile security has never been greater. After all, the number of activated mobile devices has actually surpassed the population of our planet. For the people who use them — which is just about everybody — such devices permeate every aspect of life. These [Read More...]

IT Departments, Governments Fear Security Issues

April 11, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

Malware is a problem across the board, but identity protection measures can help fight it. 

Heartbleed & OpenSSL — Do End-Users Need to Change Their Passwords?

April 10, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

The discovery of the Heartbleed implementation bug that could attack certain version of OpenSSL has, rightfully, made global headlines. While this vulnerability doesn’t affect the certificates issued by trusted certification authorities (CA), the discovery has set end-users into a bit of “password panic.” The crux of the issue is that services providers, website operators, software [Read More...]

Filed Under: SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged: heartbleed, OpenSSL, SSL

Cybersecurity and Pareto Optimality? (Part 1)

April 10, 2014 by Matthew Lewis Leave a Comment
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Cybersecurity and Pareto Optimality

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Cybersecurity and Pareto OptimalityIn the study of economics there is a technique called Pareto optimality. Pareto Optimality, or Pareto Efficiency, is a guiding force of economic efficiency. Simply put, it is the principle that there exists a balancing point between opposing interests where neither party [Read More...]

Filed Under: General Tagged: Pareto Optimality

Weakly Guarded Businesses Can Expect Decline in Revenue (Part 2)

April 9, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

Some businesses have to learn the hard way the price paid for weak authentication.

Filed Under: Authentication Tagged: EV

OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

April 8, 2014 by Bruce Morton 9 Comments

A new threat called the Heartbleed Bug has just been reported by some researchers at Codenomicon and Google. Heartbleed attacks the heartbeat extension (RFC 6520) implemented in OpenSSL. The official reference to the Heartbleed bug is CVE-2014-0160. Heartbleed allows an attacker to read the memory of a system over the Internet and compromise the private [Read More...]

Filed Under: SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged: Apache, heartbleed, NGINX

To the Cloud: Entrust Takes to the Sky to Simplify Cloud Identity Management

April 8, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. Leave a Comment

Are you a CISO, IT manager, administrator or even a non-technology manager tasked with security-related objectives outside of your scope? Entrust is here to help make your job easier. No matter what type of Entrust security solution you and your organization currently trusts — SSL, device certificates, certificate management and discovery, smart credentialing or even [Read More...]

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U.S. University Moves Trust to the Cloud After Data Breach

April 4, 2014 by Entrust, Inc. 2 Comments

A move to the cloud provided better security for one university.

Do You Need SHA-2 Signed Root Certificates?

April 4, 2014 by Bruce Morton Leave a Comment

We have discussed the SHA-1 deprecation policy and why you should move to SHA-2. The certification authorities (CAs) have provided methods to have your certificates issued and signed using a SHA-2 hashing algorithm. As we move ahead, you will see the CAs changing the default signing algorithm from SHA-1 to SHA-2. It’d be sound strategy [Read More...]