Interview with Eddy Nigg

From the interview with Eddy Nigg, found of StartCom:

In the past digital certificates for web site encryption and identification, or the signing of email, documents and programs were perceived to be too expensive, in order to be used by the vast majority of the Internet community. This perception is probably justified as a digital certificate may have cost a web site operator anywhere from 50-1500 US dollars, depending on the verification level which was performed. The certification industry has simply not kept up with the increasing popularity of the Internet and left many, many web sites, mail server and other online services unsecured and vulnerable, due to their inability to adjust with the trends. The failure to make digital certificates highly and easily available to the masses and the failure to educate the masses about its usage has left a huge void which was filled more and more by fraudulent elements, interception of communication, invasion of privacy and identity theft.

By changing the priorities and by applying a completly different business model, StartCom intends to change the current realities by making digital certification highly available and as easy to use as possible.

Read the the full interview here

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