Posted by Global Foundation Services in
Security and Compliance
Attacks on Country-Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) have
far-reaching effects on private individuals, large and small
companies, non-profits, and government organizations. Today, I
wrote on the Microsoft Security blog about a new Microsoft
Country-Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) Registry Security Assessment
Servicethat we are now offering to address this challenge. The free
service will help registry operators find and fix security
vulnerabilities before they are exploited and I invite you to read
more about it here.
The service was officially announced today at the RSA Conference information security event in
San Francisco during Scott Charney's keynote, Microsoft's corporate
vice president for Trustworthy Computing.
A ccTLD is an internet domain registry generally used or
reserved for a country, a sovereign state, or a dependent
territory, such as .co.uk (for United Kingdom) or .fr (for France).
Microsoft's free service will be made available to any top level
domain registries, including country-code top-level domain (ccTLD),
generic top-level domain (gTLD) and sponsored top-level domain
(sTLD). Today, over 300
country-code top-level domain name registries are responsible
for servicing hundreds of millions of domain names worldwide.
I also invite you to explore our Customer Discussion page on Security and Compliance on
the Global Foundation Services web site that provides additional
information on our best practices through interactive video
discussions with our Online Services Security and Compliance team
subject matter experts, as well as white papers and strategy
Through programs and initiatives like these, we hope to help
create a safer, more trusted online experience for everyone and
support a dynamic environment for increasing the dialogue and
sharing of best practices within our industry.
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