When we researched impacts of the ROCA vulnerability, the Estonian government limited the impact with a cut-off date. ROCA only applied after that date. It now appears that Gemalto had another problem before that cut-off date.
We have been building encryption service for a while. I grew up in the world of encryption and many things just came with experience, without being spelled out. Here’s another why I believe in “hardware encryption”.
A great news – our CloudFoxy is now supported by JSignPdf 1.6.4. You can now sign PDF with eIDAS compliant smart-cards (or OpenPGP dongles) – zero drivers or configuration on user computers.
I just found a video of our presentation at DefCon last year, which I haven’t watched since. The talk included a live demonstration connecting to a bank of smart-cards in Cambridge, UK. Organizers warned us not to do it as the network was pretty locked-down and a lot of …. interesting traffic was flowing around.
We have handed over the first deployment of our CloudFoxy (smart cards over RESTful API) for PDF signing and it is now in live use. Here are a few observations of mine about dependencies, performance, and delivery.
Point of discussion: “… No matter how much we rapture on about the virtues of Cyber Security, to The Business, we might as well be explaining the function of the U-bend. …”
This text is about creating a process around planning certificate renewals. As part of our KeyChest re-design, we created a sequence of meaningful checks for TLS certificates to get them always renewed before your web services go down.
We checked recent statistics of the KeyChest service. While the overall load is gradually increasing, we also increase the number of checks we perform. It’s now over 500,000 a day since March 26. But we should be fine till a major system upgrade coming soon.
As the core technology of Enigma Bridge had been in its cloud encryption platform, there was always a question whether we wanted to keep use-cases of this technology under the same company. This thinking resulted in a decision to create a spin-off. This was executed in January 2018 and resulted in funding of Radical Prime Limited.
KeyChest HTTPS monitoring started small – to help us manage our certificates and its free service grew with interest. It’s the right approach from the business point of view, but it has its dark side. A major incident flashed it out last Saturday.