Now is the time for corporations and organizations to embrace Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), it has been claimed.

Speaking recently at the Black Hat Technical Security conference in Las Vegas, Jeff Moss, vice-president and chief security officer at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), urged firms to take fewer online risks.

“If you only call us after the house is on fire, you have very few options,” he commented.

Moss emphasized the need for business to prioritize online security, claiming that DNSSEC adoption can make a big difference to individual organizations.

He said that all bodies should have a corporate plan in place to sign up their zone to DNSSEC.

“You’re not only going to be helping your own organization, you’re going to be helping the rest of the internet.”

DNSSEC help ensure that Internet users arrive at the site they intended to navigate to. They minimize the ability of cybercriminals to misdirect Web users to bogus domains, for instance phishing websites.

DNSSEC are crucial for online security, says ICANN
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