What we do
Since January 2017 a number of prominent businesses in the UK have been collaborating (and developing their own) security practices in order to increase customer security in e-commerce environments.
Companies involved in the project are mostly under some form of regulation, such as One Sure Insurance, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. However FCA regulation does not extend to customer security online at a high level, more so the fair treatment of customers in a financial context.
For example FCA regulated companies are under no obligation to have a website which is served over a HTTPS connection. HTTPS protects customers from having 3rd party content/ads/malware injected into their content by Wi-FI providers and other sources.
The Digital Security Alliance members all follow the same principles in keeping their customers safe:
- All web connections are served over HTTPS
- All email contacts of customers have to be stored on a secure server, only accessible via password.
- All website content must be universal, pricing and copy cannot be changed based on the consumers location, history with the company or indicated buying traits.
As the project develops, each member, which can choose to be named or anonymous, will begin to add best security practices into a public repository for others to benefit from.
Keep an eye out for the launch of the Digital Security Alliance website, which will be launching shortly. Once you have registered your organisation you can tap into the well of security knowledge available and better protect your customers.
Our social impact
Keep consumers' sensitive data and digital integrity safe online, whilst using websites of FCA regulated companies in the UK.
This project was last updated 2 months ago