Go Daddy Forms Hosting Security Forum
We are pleased to announce that GoDaddy.com is a charter founding member of the coalition of commercial hosting organizations and esteemed supporting software suppliers that are participating in the Hosting Security Forum (HSF). The HSF is sort of a “Block Watch” for the Internet. It is an organization of service providers who share critical security information in order to protect the integrity and privacy of customer data, their web presence, and its availability.
The primary goal of the HSF is to collect data regarding malicious activity and create a library of information that web hosts may find useful when protecting their users. The forum is focused on real-time security events, sharing of supporting information to protect the Internet as a whole, and collaboration on past, present, and future threats. The data is cataloged and summarized and can be used to discover trends in activity, confirm widespread attacks, or assist in preparing defenses.
Go Daddy President, Warren Adelman, announced the formation of the Hosting Security Forum during his keynote speech at the Parallels Hosting Summit. Additionally, Matt Mullenweg, the founder of the wildly popular WordPress open source project, endorses the initiative in this video (below), aired during Warren’s presentation.
We at Go Daddy are proud to work with the other esteemed companies involved, including Media Temple, Network Solutions, Lunar Pages, Dream Host, Trend Micro, Parallels, and WordPress. Each of the participants in the HSF is dropping their marketing agendas to work together to protect the Internet as a whole by sharing information on current and future attacks within the hosting space and collaborating on best practices and configurations within a multi-tenant environment.