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NCC aims to reduce web attacks with .secure domain

Simon Quicke

NCC Group has set up a separate business to deliver secure web infrastructure services to meet the growing need for watertight web  surfing.

The security specialist has launched Artemis Internet in response to the growing number of vulnerabilities on the web and the ongoing number of high profile leaks and attacks.

The firm has applied to register the .secure top level domain to encourage businesses to use a url that can be verified, defended and reguarly checked, rather than the .com and .co.uk sites that inspire less confidence.

"Currently plenty of end users are aware that they should check the security of websites, particularly when making payments, but there is little end user awareness of how internet security and verification actually works," said Rob Cotton, CEO of NCC Group.

"A .secure suffix could absolutely revolutionise the trust dynamic that underpins the internet, letting organisations clearly and visibly commit to a rigorous security standard, and end users make simple but active choices about the sites they visit," he added.

Artemis would help firms meet the standards required to keep the .secure domain complaint to security standards.

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