The National Cyber Directorate is proposing setting up a safety standard for providers of website hosting services, to let businesses that use their servers know how secure their data will be and choose accordingly.
Web hosting service providers allocate space on their servers for websites to store their files, so they can be available for online viewing. All websites are hosted on a server.
The idea to rank the providers stems from an incident last May in which thousands of Israeli websites were defaced at the same time, showing anti-Israel messages. When the directorate investigated the matter, it found that the hackers managed to inflict their damage by penetrating just one website hosting provider.
The new program aims to standardize three levels of security — silver, gold…