Tag Archives: CA Security Council

Self-Signed Certificates don’t deliver Trust

April 4, 2013 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

We’ve heard the argument that website operators could just use self-sign certificates. They are easy to issue and they are “free.” Before issuing self-signed certificates, it’s a good idea to examine the trust and security model. You should also compare self-signed certificates to the publicly trusted certification authority (CA) model; and then make your own decision.

SSL Certificate Status Checking

March 12, 2013 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

As part of its effort to promote SSL certificate best practices, the CA Security Council (CASC) has offered a couple of blogs on the importance of revocation checking