On August 1, a couple of new changes to the baseline requirements that govern the issuance of digital certificates went into effect. Certificate Authorities are no longer allowed to use methods #1 and #5 from section to validate domain ownership. Or, put in laymen’s terms, CAs will no longer be allowed to use WHOIS look ups and legal opinion letters to validate ownership of a domain.

What started in Firefox 51 ends in 58 as Mozilla removes a pair of disabled roots:

The decline of WoSign and StartCom has been one of the bigger stories in the SSL industry over the past year or so, and his January will likely mark the final chapter.

The "Global E-Signature Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2023" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, today announced its newest partnership with GeoCerts SSL, a leading provider of TLS/SSL certificates and certificate management solutions. The new partnership enables GeoCerts SSL to add Comodo's market-leading TLS/SSL certificate portfolio and Comodo cWatch Web, a fully-managed security solution for websites and applications, to its product lineup.

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world's leading cyber security company, and DigiCert Inc., a leading provider of scalable identity and encryption solutions for the enterprise, today announced an agreement under which DigiCert will acquire Symantec's Website Security and related PKI solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Symantec will receive approximately $950 million in upfront cash proceeds and approximately a 30 percent stake in the common stock equity of the DigiCert business at the closing of the transaction.