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Getting a Handle on Digital Certificates

Posted on September 19, 2013 in Articles | by

It’s happened to all of us — at 4AM the phone rings and we find someone from operations on the other end of the line telling us that they are getting bombarded with calls from customers complaining that the organization’s website is down. Someone forgot to renew the digital certificate and a $499 gaffe is preventing any transactions from taking place.

Chances are that your organization relies upon a set of digital certificates to secure e-commerce transactions, e-mail messages, network traffic or any of a wide variety of communications that require encryption. In this article, we examine ways that you can better manage those certificates to avoid being on the receiving end of that middle-of-the-night telephone call.
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Originally published in BizTech Magazine, Sep 19, 2013

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

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