The need of European White Knights for the TLS/SSL Certificate System

  • Arno Fiedler
  • Christoph Thiel
Conference paper


Certificate Transparency ([16]), an open framework promoted by Google Inc. for monitoring and auditing SSL / TLS certificates, has a massive impact on the trust model of the internet ecosystem. As of March 2015, the implementation of this framework is required by the Internet browser Chrome for all Extended Validation Certificates (EVC-SSL). In this paper, the concepts and the structure of Certificate Transparency are explained and the impact on the existing players in the SSL / TLS ecosystem are discussed.


Open Framework Server Administrator Information Security Management Audit Service Malicious Intent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nimbus Technologieberatung GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.University of Applied Sciences BielefeldMindenGermany

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