Security Pros Predict Major CA Breach Within Two Years

Phil Muncaster

Most IT security professionals believe there will be a major Certificate Authority breach within the next 24 months, yet most are unprepared to respond to such a compromise, according to new Black Hat research from Venafi.
The digital cert security firm interviewed attendees at this year’s show in Las Vegas to compile its report: IT Security Professionals Know the Risk of Untrusted Certificates and Issuers, but Do Nothing.
It revealed that 90% think a leading CA will be breached in the next two years, in the manner of DigiNotar, yet 57% would be unprepared to deal promptly with it. Even worse, 30% either did not know what they would do or would continue using the same CA in such an event.
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