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The Simple CA Evacuation Plan You Need

With the uncertainty around DigiCert’s acquisition of Symantec’s PKI, you might be asking yourself:

  • Does DigiCert have the ability to support my enterprise environment?
  • Will I receive the same level of support?
  • What actions do I need to take?

Maybe you are being told the migration will be easy.

The plan you need if you are going to evacuate your core security infrastructure should recognize the complexities of the systems, people and things your Public Key Infrastructure is responsible for securing, but should also provide the simplest pathway to achieving an evolved form of security that is better than what you previously had.

The major difference in this approach is that it recognizes that this migration from the Symantec CA to Digicert was a decision that was made out of your control, forcing you to move your PKI solution to a new vendor.

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Below is an example migration, highlighting an approach that considers everything necessary to maintain peace of mind and absolute control throughout the process.

  

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Of course, every migration is different.

The distrusting of Symantec’s public trust, as well as its subsequent decision to leave private trust, has created a scenario where you might feel like you’re jumping from one falling airplane onto another midflight with many others alongside you. Whether or not Digicert can manage so many migrations at once is a legitimate concern and a significant risk to the integrity of your security operations.

The point of painting the picture this way is to recognize the situation for what it is:

Unless you were truly planning to migrate your CA this year, this is an unplanned evacuation from one CA leaving the business, to another who will be absorbing a number of emergency transfers at once.

See our last blog post for Mozilla's concerns with DigiCert acquisition of Symantec CA. >>

What you do next is very important. You didn’t ask to be put in this position, and this is something to keep in mind. It may have been presented to you that you don’t have a choice but to migrate to the new Digicert PKI solution. Is that the case?

You may have more control than you realize in this emergency, and this is your opportunity to take control of your digital trust infrastructure.

 

UP NEXT: Will your emergency migration plan from DigiCert save you?

 

Stephen Demone

Stephen Demone
Stephen Demone is a Content Developer at Entrust Datacard where he specializes in digital certificate technology. An avid storyteller, Stephen has applied his love of writing to developing content that teaches, informs and sometimes challenges convention. Stephen graduated from the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management  in 2009 and joined the Entrust Certificate Services division shortly thereafter.