BrandSek aims is to assist organizations worldwide in securing their brand against dangerous and harmful cyber threats.
Our engineers actively monitor the requests received from clients and provide updates on a real-time basis pertaining to investigations, risk mitigations, emerging threats, and security control executions. BrandSek strives to provide definite solutions to combat any phishing attacks expeditiously.
Monitoring SSL Vulnerabilities in Your Network with BrandSek!
Secure Sockets Layer or SSL is a connection of networks that provides security to the data by encrypting the links between a web server and a browser that ensures privacy of data and makes it cyber-attack free.
With fast developing technology, SSL is now replaced with a modern and better Transport Layer Security i.e. TLS encryption. However, the knowledge and skill to use this modern technology is still limited to a fewer audience. People, in general, use the SSL acronym interchangeably with TLS on a daily basis. To state an example, visiting any HTTPS website, and relying on the TLS encryption on sending and receiving the data information where the website is hosted.
Can SSL be decrypted?
In today’s fast-moving internet-based business, almost every data at some point is traversed through the internet which is mostly sensitive or confidential in nature. To ensure the transmitted/stored data is protected and secured across the internet/browsers, an encrypted connection is developed between the browser and the website. However, encrypted traffic can still be attacked by advanced malware or threats. This is where SSL decryption comes into play which lets organizations to identify the contents in the encrypted traffic that may be posing threat to the data. Thereafter, the traffic is re-encrypted using a proxy architecture.
How can we help?
As the internet has become the most used tool for everything, ensuring proper security and authentication for your website becomes imperative. As a backbone of secure internet, BrandSek analyses and scans the SSL certificates held by the organizations and provides rating by taking into consideration the exposure to various vulnerabilities. We also ensure to notify the organisation of the expiry of SSL certificates well before time with a 60-, 30- and 15-days window.
An incorrect or misconfigured SSL certificate can fail the validation process which can further nullify the security advantages of utilizing a certificate that verifies the server which is trusted. Usually, if the administrator does not install a valid certificate, then the visitors to the site may receive an invalid certificate error message about the hostname error.
SSL Certificates have a limited validity period. When SSL certificates expire, web browsers generally display a warning on the webpage stating the expiry of the SSL certificate. Thus, it becomes crucial to monitor certificates validity period to renew them before they expire in order to maintain ownership, trust and security on your website. BrandSek seeks to provide notifications to the organisation much ahead of the expiration date.
SSL Certificate grades provides a system to measure and compare the configuration quality ranging from A-F letter grades. This helps to improve the security stance of any organisation. Usually, A+ grade is the most preferred grade while grades D,E,F are considered to be servers with critical configuration and security concerns. BrandSek, thereby, provides rating taking into consideration the exposed vulnerabilities.