Why moving to a secure government domain is critical
The passage of the bill was praised by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, whose president, New Hampshire CIO Denis Goulet, said in a statement: “Adopting the DotGov domain is one of the easiest steps governments can take to get around strengthen their cybersecurity posture and send a message to the user that the domain is legitimate, safe and trustworthy. With widespread misinformation and disinformation campaigns from issues to elections to COVID-19, it is of the utmost importance that citizens receive accurate and trustworthy information from government websites. “
Experts generally agree that the .gov domain is more secure and helps CIOs and CISOs make it harder for malicious actors and scammers to co-opt government websites.
McAfee spokesman Chris Palm said Government technology last year that “acquiring a .gov website name requires buyers to provide the US government with evidence that they …