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Empowered Security through Certified Security Solution's Research Wing

By CIOReview | Monday, February 22, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH: Certified Security Solutions (CSS), a cyber security company that builds and supports platforms to enable secure commerce for global businesses has launched a specialized research division to monitor threat intelligence of more than 3.7 billion IP addresses.

The division named as, CSS Research will offer continuous oversight and threat intelligence insights on the digital certificates used to secure SSL/TLS connections across the Internet. Other key departmental features include threat intelligence thought leadership, executing initiatives focused on improving early detection of certificate vulnerabilities, identifying forgeries, and supporting key customer accounts with deep expertise.

SSL/TLS digital certificates form the backbone of secure identities to enable secure e-commerce transactions online. As such, SSL/TLS and the global Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) community have been facing an unprecedented series of security challenges and attacks. In addition, fraudulently issued certificates continue to be a significant security risk to organizations large and small, and even to the public at large.

"Our CSS Research team is focused on making the Internet a safer place for businesses and individuals. It will share relevant data to help secure the Internet SSL/TLS and PKI communities by continually combing the Internet for fraudulent certificates and other anomalies. The data collected can help identify trends that support IoT growth predictions, the transition from the less-secure SHA-1 certificate algorithm, certificate issuance sources, as well as being able to monitor for fraudulently-issued certificates and pre-image hash attacks to make the Internet safer," said CSS CEO Kevin von Keyserling.