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HTTPS or Bust: Google Continues Squeezing Out the Unencrypted Web
3/11/2020
Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), aka ‘GDPR-Lite’
11/12/2019
Once it takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, the CCPA will become the strictest consumer privacy protection law in the United States.
The Case for Complying With GDPR
5/21/2019
It’s the rising demand for consumer protections that needs your attention, if not necessarily the GDPR itself.
Latest Google Chrome Browser Makes HTTPS the Expectation
7/30/2018
Payment Card Tokenization: Reducing Risk and Responsibility of PCI Compliance
3/28/2018
With Tokenization, even if a credit card thief wanted to get into your system, and did get into your system, there would be nothing to take but the worthless tokens.
FAQ: PCI Mandate to Retire TLS 1.0, SSL
9/4/2017
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is strengthening its encryption standards to discontinue use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and Secure Socket Layers (SSL) in secure credit card transactions.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
10/7/2015
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month as designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. But, as a practical matter, every month should be Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Essent and its Products and Services Unaffected by VENOM Vulnerability
5/15/2015
A critical security vulnerability known as Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation (VENOM) allows attackers to access virtual machines.
Essent Directs Customers with Websites to Update SSL Certificates Using SHA1 Encryption to SHA256
5/4/2015
Effective with Chrome 39, HTTPS pages for websites that use SHA1 SSL Certificates will be marked as insecure. SHA1 must now be considered obsolete and unsupported.
Essent Continues Improving Cybersecurity for Promotional Products Software
2/3/2015
The security team continues to remain vigilant in identifying, understanding and minimizing vulnerabilities.
Computer Security Day: Official or Not, it’s a Worthy Observance
11/29/2014
Essent Supports NRF Call to Standardize Data Breach Notification
11/20/2014
Data breach notification is currently governed by varying legislation in 47 states and 4 federal jurisdictions.
Essent to Discontinue use of SSL 3.0 due to POODLE Vulnerability
11/3/2014
This POODLE vulnerability is a universal Internet vulnerability that affects SSL 3.0 protocol and all legacy Internet browsers which rely on the protocol.
5 Security Steps Every Software Maker Needs to Take
4/30/2014
Paranoia doesn’t pay off in the frenzy to change passwords after a crisis emerges. It pays off in cultivating the constant vigilance that averts the crisis.
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