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Nick France ‌

CTO of SSL at Sectigo

As CTO of SSL, Nick France is responsible for the technology and practices necessary to operate Sectigo’s global Certificate Authority (CA) and related services. Nick previously served for more than 15 years as Sectigo’s Technical Security Officer. He is based in Sectigo’s UK office.

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    SSL Deprecation: Understanding the Evolution of Security Protocols

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 31, 2023

    SSL protocol deprecation, the SSL 3.0 end-of-life date, vulnerabilities the TLS protocol fixed, and why the term SSL certificate is still used.

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    TLS Server Certificates: What They Are and How They Secure Web Transactions

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 29, 2023

    Read our guide on TLS server certificates to learn what they are, the different types, how they secure web transactions, and how to manage them.

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    What Is TLS and How Google Uses It

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 24, 2023

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol for securing online communications. Learn what it is, how it works, and how Google uses it.

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    TLS 1.2 Handshake vs TLS 1.3 Handshake

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 21, 2023

    What are the differences between a TLS 1.2 & TLS 1.3 handshake? Sectigo explores the vulnerabilities found in 1.2, security enhancements in 1.3, and more.

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    Certificate Authority Hierarchy: How It Works

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 15, 2023

    Android recently issued a list of root certificates that it has added to Android 14.

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    Demystifying Public Certificates vs. Private Certificates: Key Pillars of Digital Security

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 11, 2023

    Certificates are digitally signed documents that enable secure digital communication and authentication. Explore public vs. private certificate roles.

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    The Crucial Role of Certificate Authorities in Building Trust in a Digital World

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 09, 2023

    Certificate Authorities (CAs) are trusted entities that issue SSL/TLS certificates for secure communication. Explore their role in securing online data.

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    Stages of the Certificate Lifecycle Explained in Simple Terms

    A Blog Post from Sectigo

    Blog Posts Aug 07, 2023

    Digital certificates ensure secure, encrypted connections between devices, websites and applications. Learn the certificate lifecycle and how to manage it.