Last month I wrote about the use of digital certificates and encryption keys used nefariously against organizations. In the time it takes you read this blog, 1388 new malicious programs would have been submitted to AV-Test for analysis. With a percentage of these malicious programs stealing private keys and digital certificates, it’s imperative that you understand where and how these assets are being used within your organizations. In one month of malware analysis Symantec found over 800 samples that had been designed to steal keys and certificates. The growth rate of malware using digital keys and certificates is staggering. Compared to the growth rate of apps submitted to Apple every day, digital certificates used in malware is 5 times that – in the last year by 600%.