Podcast Jul 08, 2022
Root Causes 232: NIST Announces Its Post Quantum Crypto Selections
NIST has announced its winning algorithms for its post-quantum cryptography contest. We name describe them, why they were chosen, and next steps.
Podcast Nov 08, 2021
Root Causes 187: Apple Limits Term for S/MIME Certificates
Apple recently announced that it would limit the allowable term for public S/MIME certificates to 825 days. We explain this declaration's implications.
Podcast Aug 24, 2021
Root Causes 179: Standards for Certificates Apart from SSL
SSL is not the only regulated type of digital certificate. We discuss the rules for S/MIME, eIDAS, code signing, document signing, and SSH certificates.
Podcast Dec 09, 2019
Root Causes 56: 2019 Lookback - Evolving Cryptography
2019 saw important changes in the world's cryptographic standards. Join our hosts as they talk about what 2020 may hold in terms of evolving cryptography.
Podcast Aug 18, 2019
Root Causes 33: Prepare for One-Year Limits on SSL Certificates
A proposed CA/Browser Forum ballot stands to limit SSL certificates to 13 months. Learn what such a change might mean to IT professionals everywhere.
Podcast Aug 12, 2019
Root Causes 31: Using PKI to Authenticate Phone Callers
Caller ID numbers have no identity value as they are completely self-reported, enabling robocalling scams. Our hosts explain a new effort to end them.
Blog Post Aug 13, 2018
On Thursday, August 9 the IETF published TLS 1.3 as an approved standard, following its publication as a proposal in March 2018. TLS 1.3 offers important improvements in both security and connection speed, and adoption among software and service vendors is already well underway, including support in Chrome, Firefox, and Cloudflare.