(The Hosting News) – StopBadware announced this week the launch of the We Stop Badware™ Web Host program. The program seeks to promote and recognize adoption of StopBadware’s Best Practices for Web Hosting Providers by allowing hosting providers who follow the Practices to display the We Stop Badware™ Web Host seal on their websites. The seal is a way for participating providers to demonstrate commitment to take action against badware and protect customers.
Web hosting providers occupy a critical position in the architecture of the Web; StopBadware believes that this key position comes with a pressing responsibility to proactively protect customers and Internet users from badware. With this in mind, StopBadware released the first installment of their Best Practices for Web Hosting Providers in March. Developed with significant input from a cross-industry working group, the Practices lay out a high-level set of guidelines for web hosting providers responding to reports of badware on their networks; they were designed to be implementable by security-conscious hosting providers of any size or type. The We Stop Badware™ Web Host program will provide a further incentive for hosting providers to adopt the Practices and pledge to take action against badware.
To complement the Best Practices for Web Hosting Providers, StopBadware is also developing a set of best practices for badware reporting, a public draft of which should be available next month. Further specifics about the We Stop Badware™ Web Host program are available at: http://blog.stopbadware.org/2011/08/16/stopbadware-introduces-we-stop-badware-program-for-web-hosting-providers