deSEC e.V.

We are dedicated to enhancing the security of online data transmission, by spreading the seamless use of state-of-the-art encryption technology. This is best achieved by pursuing a dual approach: advancing global standardization of security protocols, while running security-focused infrastructure for the common good.

We develop secure protocols


In our work with the IETF, the Internet's international standardization body, we put our security expertise to a challenge by other global players, and create new standards to increase the security level of the Internet. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a crucial part of the Internet: every connection starts with a DNS lookup. Unfortunately, they are often insecure. In our most recent effort, we introduced a new protocol that automates the deployment of digital signatures in the DNS ("DNSSEC"). Read more in our RFC draft: Authenticated Bootstrapping of DNSSEC Delegations.

We run secure infrastructure for everyone


Protocol development has a long-term impact. To make a difference now, we decided to back deSEC, a Berlin-based non-profit. deSEC runs a free, security-first managed DNS hosting service, with DNSSEC automatically enabled. We are strongly aligned with deSEC's mission, and are glad to provide this project with funds, expertise, and technical infrastructure in multiple datacenters across the globe. Our support allows deSEC to handle thousands of DNS queries per second, anywhere.

deSEC Global Anycast Networks

Global distribution of our frontend servers ensures quick answers to queries, regardless of the user’s location on the globe. You can support deSEC by adopting frontend server to help us cover the cost or adding a frontend server in a corner of the world where there is no frontend yet.

Contact for Defensive Security

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Dr. Peter Thomassen
Senior Solutions Architect
Peter is passionate about creating security solutions for both individual enterprises and the Internet infrastructure in general. He has significant experience in designing Internet protocols and software systems.