Mastering Windows Code Signing – Standard vs. EV Certificates

Windows device drivers must be protected using strongest EV certificates. Otherwise, these drivers are not accepted by the operating system. Furthermore, Windows SmartScreen-filter in Windows 10 warns for software packages and executables not signed by an EV code signing certificate. But what exactly are EV code signing certificates and what is the difference to standard code signing certificates?

HSM-Safe (Credentials, Personal Data, Business Secrets, Finance Data)

Keys in hardware: encryption using an HSM

Häufig müssen vertrauliche Informationen, z.B. personenbezogene Daten, Zugangsdaten, Finanzdaten oder Firmengeheimnissen, in Server- oder Cloud-Anwendungen verschlüsselt abgespeichert werden