Dutch Data Protection Authority @toezicht_AP measured the number of data theft reports in 2020 and it skyrocketed. It increased 30% in 2020 compared to 2019. Less data breach reporting, more hacking, malware & phishing. #GDPR #Privacy #DataBreach Use #MFA https://t.co/owmjDbwMgO https://t.co/tHQS5XzEf0
01 Mar 2021
Brabantia together with #WeForest are growing already more than 2 million #trees ! Awesome #reforesting of #Africa ! As an employee of #Brabantia some are planted on behalf of me. https://t.co/3GL7vVIKWT https://t.co/llCSHoSo0S
27 Feb 2021
Last Friday the @EU_Commission released two draft #GDPR #EU and #UK #adequacy decisions. If approved, the proposals would allow for data to continue to flow between commercial and law enforcement sectors. Thanks @PrivacyPros #privacy https://t.co/q9iGgox4vm https://t.co/GCjJ9DoW4j
22 Feb 2021
EUCouncil agreed on #ePrivacy (#protection of #privacy and #confidentiality using #electronic #communication #services) rules. Applies to end-users in the #EU #EUCouncil start talks with #EUParliament on final text. ePrivacy will be lex specialis to #GDPR. https://t.co/FajvFTRt29 https://t.co/WO2Rn30UZI
11 Feb 2021
Dutch Supervisory Authority @toezicht_AP will grow significantly from 184 to 470 FTE. More employees for investigating possible #databreaches and reported data breaches. #gdpr #privacy #Security https://t.co/iP5QWMMg4L https://t.co/x1Xg6JGqaa
09 Feb 2021
How can you see if a certificate is DV, OV or EV?As you probably know, certificates are important to show the visitor of your website that the communication between his/her browser and the server is securely encrypted. The green adress bar of the browser will also indicate that the company / bank / government organisation is who they claim to be.
Validation levelsWhy are there different kind of certificates and why is there a price difference between the three well known certificates?
Domain ValidationA certificate provider will issue a Domain Validation (DV) class certificate to a purchaser if the purchaser can demonstrate he has the right to administratively manage a domain name. The certificate provider will mostly request a certain value to be stored in a DNS TXT record of the domain as proof of ownership.
Organization ValidationA certificate provider will issue an Organization Validation (OV) class certificate to a purchaser if the purchaser can meet two criteria: the right to administratively manage the domain name in question, and the CA performs a basic background check of your business.
Extended ValidationThe Extended Validation (EV) certificate brings the highest level of encryption security. To acquire an EV certificate, the purchaser must persuade the certificate provider of its legal identity, including manual verification checks by a human.
Browsers will generally offer users a visual indication of the legal identity when a site presents an EV certificate. Most browsers show the legal name before the domain, and use a bright green color to highlight the change. In this way, the user can see the legal identity of the owner has been verified.
Policy IdentifierWhen you visit a website, several browsers show you the option to verify the certificate information. The detailled information (shown in the image for the Internet explorer browser) shows the Policy Indentifier of the Certificate Policy as 18.104.22.168.2.1.
Example of a certificate detail in Internet Explorer
What does "22.214.171.124.2.1." mean?The Policy Identifier describes the validation level used to generate this certificate. There are currently three values found:
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