Why using a free SSL certificate is a bad idea

Why using a free SSL certificate is a bad idea

SSL or ‘Secure Sockets Layer’ certificates are designed to keep communication private between an online user and a server. This prevents hackers from accessing private information such as credit card details and other personal information. All browsers have the...

Google to Penalize Symantec over Invalid Certificates

Google to Penalize Symantec over Invalid Certificates

Breaking news! DigiCert takes away the burn of Google’s three phase roll-out by purchasing Symantec – but is this what the industry needs? Someone to take away, paint over or eliminate the wrongdoings of another leading industry player who was clearly not fulfilling...

Are you protected from ransomware?

Are you protected from ransomware?

In light of the WannaCry and Petya Cyber-attacks that have rocked the internet, CERTASSURE has offered further insight on the matter and provided tips on how to avoid losing precious data from your business or home server. The Petya ransomware outbreak occurred on...

SSL/TLS Technology and How to Identify an Insecure Website

SSL/TLS Technology and How to Identify an Insecure Website

If you think that simply because a website indicates ‘a secure pop up’ you are safe from hacking, think again. Users without proper Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology are at a high risk of privacy concerns such as phishing, cyber...

How does SSL/TLS encryption secure domains?

How does SSL/TLS encryption secure domains?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a website (web server) and a browser or client. Examples of this include payment whilst online shopping or data shared between a...

Could a data breach ruin your company?

Could a data breach ruin your company?

In this Age of Digital, many Small Medium Businesses (SMB) and larger enterprises have to constantly be on the lookout for potential security and data breach threats. A data breach in an SMB or enterprise is defined as an event where a brand’s name is potentially at...