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A Practical Guide to Secure Code Signing

Code signing enables users to verify that your software or firmware can be trusted. But what happens when that trust is broken? If an attacker gets their hands on your code signing keys, it’s game over.

Most organizations recognize the need to secure code signing. The biggest challenge is finding a way to protect keys without disrupting developer demands to sign code and push it to production. This is where Keyfactor can help.

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This eBook explores the importance of secure code signing and the risks of poor implementation. We’ll dive into recent code signing attacks and uncover common security pitfalls that can lead to serious damage to your organization.

You’ll also find your roadmap to secure code signing with four practical steps to overcome security challenges and the right solutions to help you get there.

Why Secure Code Signing is Critical
  • Code signing attacks are on the rise: From Shadowhammer to Lazarus Group, attackers are becoming more and more skilled in the art of signing and spreading malware without detection.
  • Private signing keys are a ripe target: Code signing keys and certificates compromised from trusted sources are in high demand – selling from $299 to $1,599 on the dark web.
  • Most companies aren’t prepared: A recent report shows that 50% of companies say they have no formal access controls for code signing keys.
  • A single breach can cost millions: The average cost for these incidents was $15 million – not to mention the loss of trust and reputation if an attacker signs malware with your certificate.
  • Hackers are getting more sophisticated: Software supply chain attacks, such as the Netfilter attack, serve as a wake-up call to security teams everywhere.

Find out how the Keyfactor platform can modernize your PKI, prevent
certificate outages, accelerate DevOps security, and more.