SSL.com Approved as Exclusive NAESB Authorized Certification Authority

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On August 1, 2018 SSL.com was named an approved NAESB Authorized Certification Authority (ACA), thereby becoming part of an exclusive network of trusted Certification Authorities, tasked with facilitating the Energy Industry’s demands for secure digital authentication of its users and devices.

SSL.com is the newest of only 4 NAESB ACAs as it has met the requirements set forth in the NAESB WEQ-012 PKI Business Practice Standards and accompanying Accreditation Specification (“WEQ-012 PKI Standards”). The WEQ-012 PKI Standards, initially developed by the NAESB PKI Sub-Committee and now maintained by the NAESB Cyber Security Sub-Committee, define requirements for digital certificates used by the North American energy industry.

Following an exhaustive examination, a third party independent auditing firm confirmed that SSL.com complies with the WEQ-012 PKI Standards. This is evidence of the security and reliability of SSL.com’s digital certificates and their underlying controls, practices and procedures. As an ACA, SSL.com offers digital certificates for access to NAESB’s Electronic Industry Registry (EIR), OASIS, and E-Tagging applications.

Leo Grove, President and CEO of SSL.com stated, “This certification matches other commitments we have made to improve cyber security standards in the industry through better authentication of its users and devices. SSL.com’s expertise uniquely positions us to provide digital certificates to the major energy markets and other industry applications which are expected to require implementation of ACA digital certificates in the near future (per FERC Order 676-H).”

NAESB President Rae McQuade added, “We are thrilled to not only have SSL.com as a new member of the organization but also as an Authorized Certificate Authority (ACA) participating in the NAESB Certification Program. SSL.com joined NAESB in March of last year and has become extremely active in a number of standards development activities focused on cybersecurity and technology that impact the wholesale and retail natural gas and electric markets. Their expertise in these areas and the perspectives they are sharing with the various NAESB committees and subcommittees has been exciting.”

About SSL.com: Located in Houston TX, SSL.com is a global digital certificate provider trusted by all major browsers, an approved PKI provider for the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and a member of the global CA Browser Forum (cabfourm.org). SSL.com’s digital certificates are trusted by more than 2,000 energy industry customers. As an original member of the NAESB PKI Sub-Committee (now the NAESB Cyber Security Sub-Committee), an expert on WEQ-12, and a leader on NAESB’s Retail Electric End Users segment, SSL.com works closely with Energy Industry security experts to provide digital certificates to authenticate their users and devices.

For more information on SSL.com and its NAESB digital certificates please visit NAESB ACA digital certificates or contact sales(at)SSL(dot)com.

About NAESB: The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) serves as an industry forum for the development and promotion of standards which will lead to a seamless marketplace for wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity, as recognized by its customers, business community, participants, and regulatory entities. It is composed of over three hundred corporate members in the energy industry and many more non-member volunteers who contribute to the drafting and adopting of NAESB standards. To learn more about NAESB, go to http://www.naesb.org, contact Denise Rager (drager(at)naesb(dot)org) or call 713-356-0060.

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