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At a time when certificate authorities are under attack by cybercriminals, a group of companies has formed an alliance to try to improve the security of the CA infrastructure.
Members of the Certificate Authority Security Council, announced Thursday, include Comodo, Trend Micro, Symantec, GMO GlobalSign, Entrust, DigiCert and Go Daddy. Some of the companies have recently suffered compromises of their CA systems.
Until now, the CAs has participated in other industry groups, such as the Certification Authority/Browser Forum. The council will be the first group in which the companies can speak with a "unified CA voice," councilmember Robin Alden, chief technology officer of Comodo, said in a blog post.