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SigningHub Winter '15 release

Posted by M Wahaj Khan on 02-Nov-2015 13:03:29

On 2nd November Ascertia launches the SigningHub Winter '15 release (v6.3). It's packed with state of the art security and ease of use features benefiting first-time users as well as power users. We're confident that you will be pleased with the significant enhancements, all aimed at improving the user experience. As always, all existing SigningHub users will be automatically upgraded.

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How to select the right type of eSignature for your business

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 17-Sep-2015 09:28:29

INTRODUCTION:

One of the most confusing aspects for an organisation wishing to deploy an e-signature solution is understanding the technical jargon that different providers use. There are many e-signature schemes being offered in the market, with significant differences in terms of security and trust.

However there is very little documentation that explains these different techniques and thus allows them to be compared and assessed for their suitability in meeting a particular business purpose. Due to our extensive research in this area we have developed a high-level eBook "Choosing the right type of e-signature" with key information that helps business managers and technical architects understand the various types of e-signature that exist.

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5 tips to accelerate e-signature adoption in your organisation

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 20-Aug-2015 11:58:00

INTRODUCTION:

Implementing an e-signature solution successfully can be a great investment, quickly saving enormous time & money for your organisation, whilst easing life for your customers, employees and partners.  But how do you get it right and not be left with yet another system for users to learn and/or avoid?

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SigningHub Summer '15 release

Posted by M Wahaj Khan on 30-Jul-2015 16:31:00

On August 5th Ascertia launches the SigningHub summer '15 release (v6.2).   There are a number of enhancements, all aimed at improving the user experience and delivering out-of-the-box integration with common business applications.   As usual, all existing SigningHub users will be automatically and seamlessly upgraded.

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Cloud Signing: advanced PKI digital signatures made easy!

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 29-Jul-2015 14:12:00

INTRODUCTION:

A quick background:  Advanced digital signatures require each user to have their own unique signing key. The security of the system then relies on the fact that the user's private signing key is not accessible to anyone else other than the owner.  If implemented properly it allows an independent judge to determine that any digital signatures produced with the user's private key must have been created by the owner and no one else - thereby delivering the "non-repudiation" property where signers can't reasonably deny the signatures they have created. 

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eIDAS: changing landscape for e-Signature regulations

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 15-Jul-2015 11:01:00

INTRODUCTION:

There is a big change coming in terms of the legal recognition of electronic signatures in Europe.  It's the new eIDAS Regulations, which will replace the old 1999 EU Directive on Electronic Signatures.  To help you understand the new landscape we have put together a summary of what the new regulations promise in terms of making cross-border trusted communication easier and how we are ensuring our SigningHub platform remains the ideal vehicle for providing trusted online signing services.

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Digital by default: Delivering digital signatures to the public sector

Posted by Sam Crook on 30-Jun-2015 11:19:00

The UK government's Cloud First initiative is helping organisations embrace digital document processes. This helps drive efficiencies and reduces the costs associated with ink-signing paper documents, scanning and returning them.

The Cabinet Office GOV.UK Verify project also provides the ability to check someone's trusted identity when they need to authenticate themselves. What is needed are trusted document workflow and signing solutions that make it easy to embrace simplicity with high security and long-term protection against unauthorised or fraudulent changes.

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SigningHub patched to prevent the SChannel (CVE-2014-6321) vulnerability

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 18-Nov-2014 07:06:00

A security advisory was published on 11th November 2014 by Microsoft, describing a security threat that may allow arbitrary code execution by hackers. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution, if an attacker sends carefully crafted packets to a Windows server. This issue lies within Microsoft's SChannel implementation, and has been rated as "Critical" by Microsoft, for all the supported releases of Microsoft Windows. This is a test

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SigningHub is not affected by the HeartBleed OpenSSL vulnerability!

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 09-Apr-2014 17:02:00

OpenSSL is one of the most commonly used toolkits to implement PKI services. It is free/open source, regularly updated and comes bundled with Linux. You can also install its binaries on Windows. Although issues in the SSL protocol have been identified in the past, this time most OpenSSL implementations have a critical vulnerability.
Researchers in Codenomicon and Google found the vulnerability inside the OpenSSL implementation code, see this link for more details: CVE-2014-0160. Once exploited, a threat agent can access sensitive information which includes passwords and secure key information. OpenSSL has recently provided a patch to address this vulnerability.

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SigningHub new feature: In-person signing

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 23-Oct-2013 08:21:00

The SigningHub “in-person signing” feature is a new capability that enables a person to electronically sign documents without requiring them:

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