Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on digital certificate technology and its criticisms in the recent times.  .All organizations and other institutions try to ensure that they safeguard their information as much as they can because it is the key to their mainstay (Sui 2006, p. 76). especially for businesses, they often carry out market research, in a process of understanding the characteristics of their perceived markets and strategies by competitors, which they hope to counter and create their market share.
One of the ways of ensuring proper security of information and other company systems is the creation of digital certificates, which give the authenticity of people using certain kinds of systems (Schneier 2000, p. 34). Additionally, the most important reason for the creation of digital certificates is to prevent personification. Gustin (2004) says that some people, especially technology experts like hackers have realized that some people and businesses do not have much knowledge about information technology (Eilam 2005, p. 63). for this reason, they can sometimes create ways of gaining entry into personal and private data and making away with crucial information that had been kept away from unauthorized persons. This paper examines the concept of digital certificates, focusing on how they have become prevalent and the criticisms that continue to be raised against them in recent times.
According to Schwabach (2014), digital certificates, also called identity or public key certificates are electronic documents that are used in proving the authenticity and ownership of public keys. The certificate comprises information about the owner’s identity, the key itself as well as the digital signature of the entity that verified the contents of the certificate (Brands 2000, p. 45). When the signature is found to be valid, then the individual that examines the certificate gets to trust the signer. .