Department of Homeland Security Issues Cybersecurity Alert

Department of Homeland Security Issues Cybersecurity Alert

By Chris Brunau

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an alert regarding a new cybersecurity threat. According to the alert, all systems behind a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) interception product are potentially at risk.

HTTPS is used to for various security purposes, including detecting malware using HTTPS connections to malicious servers. Businesses should ensure their HTTPS inspection products are performing Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate validation correctly.

Organizations using an HTTPS inspection product should verify their product properly validates certificate chains and passes any warnings or errors to the client. To learn more about this alert and to sign up for automatic alerts from DHS, head over to their website.

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