This post was originally published on the CA Security Council blog. Looking Back at 2014 End of 1024-bit Security In 2014, the SSL industry moved to issuing a minimum security of 2048-bit RSA certificates. Keys smaller than 2048 are no longer allowed in server certificates. In addition, Microsoft and Mozilla started to remove 1024-bit roots from their certificate stores. Hopefully, the
As far as cybersecurity goes, 2014 was nothing short of exhausting. If you were lucky enough to not get hacked yourself, chances are you somebody — or, more likely, some business — that was. More than anything, what the past year proved is that hackers are bolder and more sophisticated than ever.