State's Internet domains receive a security extension
News from the Information System Authority: Besides the state portal eesti.ee (ref. Estonia), which was signed with a security extension in January, the domains valimised.ee (ref. elections), valitsus.ee (ref. government), riigikantselei.ee (ref. government office) and ria.ee (ref. Estonian Information System Authority) are now also protected by DNSSEC.
NSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) protects Internet users and domain owners by giving a guarantee that the user has not been unwittingly redirected to another page from the page they were trying to reach. While the webpages of Estonia's state authorities have not experienced large-scale DNS problems to date, implementing DNSSEC will help to avoid them further in the future.
A video has been made to explain DNSSEC technology and its importance to domain owners. Owners of webshops and other webpages that handle sensitive data and/or money, in particular, should consider implementing DNSSEC.
Implementation of the DNSSEC security extension is coordinated by the Estonian Internet Foundation, which has created the necessary regulations and infrastructure. The DNSSEC security extension service is intermediated to domain registrants by the registrars, i.e. domain registration service providers. You can find further information on how to implement the DNSSEC service for your own domain on the Foundation's home page at www.internet.ee/dnssec.
In today's world, secure and effective personal identification of end users is becoming more and more important in order to protect both companies and service users from possible bad guys and theft. In addition to security, the convenience and flexibility of the solution cannot be left behind. For this very purpose, the Estonian Internet Foundation has created the eeID personal identification service, which offers a strong authentication solution with an international reach.
Every year, the Estonian Internet Foundation (EIF) supports projects and activities that contribute to the development of Internet-related knowledge. Thereby, we contribute to the development and growth of the local internet community. The beginning of the year is a good time to take a look at the results of the projects and activities supported in 2023.