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Digitization has brought with it the consolidation of the digital certificate as one of the most important assets in the company, and with it, the need for a much more secure and controlled authentication, especially to protect the corporate digital identity. On this, Redtrust has addressed this relevance and shows why companies need to exercise secure authentication through the digital certificate. And it is that, between 2020 and 2022, 47% of companies suffered, at least once, an identity theft attack. “With all this, companies choose authentication with a digital certificate because they find in it the balance between: security, by protecting the most sensitive data while keeping the digital identity safe; agility, by acquiring greater immediacy when carrying out procedures; and accessibility”, explains Daniel Rodríguez, CEO of Redtrust.

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The most important purpose that authentication acquires is electronic communication with the Public Administration, being the legal entity representative certificate the most used for this purpose. The DESI places Spain as the seventh country in the EU in terms of digital public services offered. For its part, the Tax Agency, the Cadastre, the Social Security or the State Public Employment Service are the bodies with which a greater telematic interaction, and, therefore, greater use of the digital certificate.

Secure and controlled authentication, the foundation for any organization

Based on the wide range of procedures and communications that companies can carry out with the Administration, it is evident that not all employees need to have the same permits or access the same certificates. In this sense, it is important to ensure both authentication, to demonstrate the user identity, such as authorization, to set and limit the resources to which they will have access.

Keys to control and secure authentication

Thanks to efficient certificate access authorization management and the configuration of restrictions, a greater number of departments will be able to use certificates in a secure and controlled manner, either to authenticate on internal and external platforms, sign digitally or to encrypt information and communications. Risks such as the dispersion and loss of certificates, uncontrolled authentication, the absence of a historical record of uses or the interruption of business activity will also be avoided. All of them endanger authentication and, with it, the security of the digital identity. To control and secure authentication, it is important to mitigate the above risks through four key practices: the custody of certificates in a single place (centralization) the restriction of permissions and uses for a total control of the use of the certificates the monitoring of actions, in order to obtain a follow-up of uses in real time the correct management of the life cycle of the digital certificates beyond their renewal: the ability to be able to issue new ones and revoking those in deprecation is also a priority

By Alvaro Rivers

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