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TLS 1.3 is here

Online communications have been secured by SSL and it’s successor TLS since the mid-1990s. Until now, though, every successive version has had to make compromises for backwards compatibility – and bad actors have been only too willing to exploit vulnerabilities this could allow. Our new » Continue Reading.

TLS 1.3 is here to stay

TLS 1.3 is here to stay After five years of design and testing, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has published TLS 1.3 as a proposed standard document. TLS 1.3 offers significant improvements over both the performance and security of earlier TLS versions, and for » Continue Reading.

Browser security indicators

It’s what you see and don’t see SSL/TLS is most easily described as relating to “that little lock in your browser bar”. However, as we move into the 21st century, different browsers are choosing different methods to visualize trust and authentication. In our new article, » Continue Reading.

A look at browser UI security indicators

Introduction With the release of Chrome 68 in July 2018, Google’s browser now marks web pages loaded without HTTPS as “Not secure”. Changing security indicators might look like a simple UI decision at first glance, but it carries significant implications. Read on for a brief » Continue Reading.

Private PKI or Public PKI?

From the vast network-of-networks that is the internet itself down to local corporate intranets, secure communications depend on having a properly-implemented public key infrastructure (PKI) to protect data in transit. However, not all PKIs are the same. A public PKI is built to face the » Continue Reading.

Avoiding SSL Errors

SSL/TLS does a great job of protecting data, authenticating connections and generally improving trust online. Like all systems, of course, things can go wrong with SSL, and in different ways. Avoiding SSL errors helps your visitors (and your admins) have a better experience with your » Continue Reading.

Avoid common HTTPS errors

Avoid common HTTPS errors SUMMARY : We have all seen alarming connection security warnings when browsing the web. Although many ignore them, users and administrators alike should be aware of what these errors mean. We will discuss the most common HTTPS errors you might encounter » Continue Reading.

NAESB Client Certificates now offers NAESB WEQ-12 digital certificates to allow access to the OATI webRegistery. This registry has replaced the TSIN registry and now serves as the central repository of information required to support scheduling, commercial, and transmission management operations in North America. Registered NERC participants » Continue Reading.

Standards, compliance and TLS

Last week’s overview explained why deprecating of older versions of TLS is a good move to strengthen secure data transfer in numerous applications. This week, we’re pleased to present a more in-depth look at how this is being mandated by some major standards organizations, such » Continue Reading.