April 9, 2015

Linux Foundation Takes Web Security and Encryption Platform Under its Wing

The Linux Foundation has its sights set on putting reliable open source technology at the center of the web security and encryption scenes. The nonprofit organization announced that it will host the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and its Let's Encrypt open certificate authority platform. It is a free, automated and open security certificate authority that is billed as "for the public's benefit." Let's Encrypt allows website owners to obtain security certificates within minutes, purportedly enabling a safer web experience for all.

Akamai, Cisco Systems, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla and other organizations are backing the effort. 


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