Roseland, NJ, April 24, 2023 -Sectigo®, a global leader in automated Certificate Lifecycle Management (CLM), and digital certificates, today announced it is sponsoring and speaking at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, 2023, in London, UK. Sectigo executives will discuss the importance of establishing digital trust against the backdrop of shortening digital certificate lifespans and quantum computing,
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, which takes place September 26-28, features the most influential thinkers in cybersecurity today, discussing current and future trends to empower organizations around the world to stand against cyber threats. Sectigo, a Platinum Sponsor of this Gartner event (booth #341), will give live on-demand demos the CA Agnostic automation capabilities of Sectigo Certificate Manager, the industry’s most robust Certificate Lifecycle Management (CLM) Platform.
Considering Google's recent announcement to reduce the maximum public TLS certificate validity to 90 days from 398, huge changes are being prepared for by the industry. IT professionals worldwide are seeking to understand the consequences of this change on their operations. CLM is an indispensable part of that response.
“The trend of shrinking certificate lifespans, or ‘short life certificates,’ is one Sectigo predicted as far back as 2019. In recent years the maximum term for a public TLS certificate has dropped from three years, to two, to one. Recently, Google announced in its ‘“Moving Forward, Together” roadmap the intention to reduce the maximum possible validity for public TLS certificates from 398 days to just 90. As we enter a new era of shorter certificate lifespans and quantum computing, the need for automation of certificate handling is sky high.” said Tim Callan, Chief Experience Officer at Sectigo.
Callan continued: “Sectigo recognizes that organizations of all sizes are struggling to reconcile growing numbers of digital certificates within their ecosystems. Many still take a manual approach to certificate lifecycle management. Our latest research found that 47% of organizations cited using spreadsheets, scripts, or CA-provided tools to manage digital certificate lifecycles. As the security perimeter continues to widen, and certificate lifespans to reduce, this manual approach to digital certificate management will compound IT team workloads and hamper visibility into all digital identities. Ultimately, this creates risk of outage or exploit.”
The Sectigo team will be conducting on-demand demos throughout Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit to show the power of automated certificate management to solve issues arising from the manual management of increasing numbers of short-life certificates, as well as:
- The Need for CA Agnostic CLM – Manage public and private certificates from Sectigo with a modern approach to securing human and machine identities at scale from a central portal in the cloud.
- Advanced Automation – As certificate lifespans continue to shorten, enterprises must continually renew them. New automation capabilities can automatically provision, install, and renew certificates for all human and machine use cases.
In addition, Sectigo experts will look ahead at an exclusive session at RSAC, designed to help IT leaders future-proof their cryptography against the upcoming threat of quantum computing, which will require switching all encryption to quantum-resistant post-quantum cryptography (PQC).
Nick France (CTO, Sectigo) "90 Day Certificate Validity - Are You Ready?"
Join Nick France, CTO at Sectigo, on Thursday 28th September from 1.30pm - 2pm, who will be discussing:
- The details of Google’s announced plans
- Why this change is occurring, and why now
- What this means for your organization
- How to prepare for these changes in advance
Sectigo is a leading provider of digital certificates and automated Certificate Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions - trusted by the world’s largest brands. Its cloud-based universal CLM platform issues and manages the lifecycles of digital certificates issued by Sectigo and other Certificate Authorities (CAs) to secure every human and machine identity across the enterprise. With over 20 years of experience establishing digital trust, Sectigo is one of the longest-standing and largest CAs with more than 700,000 customers, including 36% of the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit www.sectigo.com.
 Managing Digital Identities: Tools & Tactics, Priorities & Threats, Sectigo Research, Conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), 2021.