One of the advantages of the SSL industry is that certificates can be issued from most trusted certification authorities (CAs). This allows certificate customers flexibility in choosing their CA or deciding to use a number of CAs. The disadvantage is the end-user does not know if the CA was authorized to issue the certificate and there could be a chance that the certificate is fraudulent.
We take a look back at the news and trends that helped, hindered or drove the certificate industry in 2013. With that context, we peak at what 2014 could have in store for us. Will Always-On SSL and the deprecation of SHA-1 be the headlines that shape the next 12 months?