SSL certificates are used to establish a secure and encrypted connection between a user’s browser and their website or portal. This encryption helps to protect sensitive information, such as personal data and financial information, from being intercepted and accessed by unauthorized third parties.
However, SSL certificates have an expiration date, and if they are not updated, they can create vulnerabilities in their website’s security. Furthermore, expired SSL certificates can make its website more susceptible to cyber attacks, such as man-in-the-middle attacks and data breaches, and can compromise the privacy and security of its users.
It is recommended that all government entities review their SSL certificates and ensure that they are up-to-date. If found that the SSL certificate has expired or is about to expire, please take the necessary steps to renew it as soon as possible.
In conclusion, maintaining up-to-date SSL certificates is critical especially for the protection of an organization and its users from cyber threats. CERT-PH urges all organizations to take this matter seriously and make it a priority to update their SSL certificates regularly.