DNS.PT has been active in recent weeks with a few announcements about a new mobile phone app, conclusion of KSK and ZSK rollover and joining the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Centre anti-piracy campaign. They have also joined an initiative with the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Center (CNCS-PT) to promote a more secure Portuguese internet.
The anti-piracy campaign also has the support of entities such as the General Inspection of Cultural Activities (IGAC), Portuguese Association for the Defense of Audiovisual Works (FEVIP), Association for the Collective Management of Copyright and Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers (GEDIPE), Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection (DECO) and Digital Economy Association (ACEPI).
And in another announcement, DNS.PT have joined an initiative from the Portuguese National Cybersecurity Centre (Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança) to promote the adoption of good practices and standards that most contribute to guarantee the security, integrity and confidentiality in the communications over the internet.
This platform, called WEBCHECK.PT, allows any citizen or entity to verify, in real time, the level of compliance of a domain name with the latest standards for secure communication between systems, facilitating the identification of the necessary technical measures that ensure greater resilience and a more secure online presence and communication.
WEBCHECK.PT also provides a set of technical recommendations and tutorials to help implement some of the standards evaluated. For domain name registrants, they can visit WEBCHECK.PT and check the compliance of their domain name and help contribute to a more secure Portuguese cyberspace.
The KSK and ZSK rollover for the Portuguese country code top-level domain (ccTLD) was to maintain the security level in the .pt zone. These keys sign the DNS chain and keep the internet running, creating a chain-of-trust.
This rollover, completed last week, becomes of special importance since the algorithm has also been changed, from the RSA algorithm to the ECDSA. This new algorithm is one of the most current for DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) signatures, raising the security level of the .PT and joining the .PT to the restricted group of TLDs that use it (18 ccTLDs and 22 TLDs in total).
Also last week the Association DNS.PT launched an app for both Android and Apple mobile phones that allows users to search for a domain name, see .pt statistics and be informed of news, among other features.
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