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HTTPS-everywhere for government


White House Office of Management and Budget - (International) The White House Office of Management and Budget issued the HTTPS-Only Standard directive June 8, requiring that all publicly accessible Federal Web sites and Web services only provide service through Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) connections by December 31, 2016. The U.S. Chief Information Officer set up a Web site to provide technical assistance and best-practices for migration as well as a public dashboard to monitor progress. [ed.: see this post in the Optimal Security blog for more.]


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:26