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DNS, Secure at 27, what's next?

IETF 78, Maastricht, The Netherlands

11:45am-12:45pm CET, 27 July 2010
Euro Room, Euro Centre, MECC
Meeting Number: 927 930 035
Meeting Password: ietf78

Euro Room, Euro Centre, MECC

The gathering momentum behind deployment of DNSSEC, an IETF-developed standard, has increased and broadened the interest in the Domain Name System (DNS). DNS was developed and documented in 1983, replacing the manually edited HOSTS.TXT file. Since then, it has become one of the most widely deployed pieces of communal Internet infrastructure.

While its root and the top level domains of the DNS tree garner most international attention, individual domains are maintained by their registrants. This opens doors to possible issues in stability and security, while giving DNS the position as the top deployed scalable lookup service. The IETF continues to maintain the standard for its specification, as well as related specifications.

Experts from industry and other thought leaders will discuss where DNS has been and where is it going, operationally as well as from a technology and standards point of view.

  • Patrik Fältström

    Patrik Fältström is currently a Distinguished Consulting Engineer with Cisco Systems in the Office of the CTO. At Cisco, Mr. Fältström is involved with many things touching the domain name system. Previously, Fältström was a technical specialist in the Internet Strategies and Coordination group at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems in Montreal and a programmer in the Swedish Royal Navy.

  • Leslie Daigle

    Leslie Daigle is the Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. She has been actively involved in shaping the Internet's technical evolution for more than a dozen years. Her role with the Internet Society is to provide strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to ISOC's ongoing programs. She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008.

  • Lars-Johan Liman

    Lars-Johan Liman, M.Sc., is a Senior Systems Specialist at Netnod/Autonomica in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been in charge of the operations of one of Internet's 13 official root name servers for the DNS for the past 16 years, and is involved in DNS-operations of 61 TLDs. Maastricht will be his 46th IETF, and he is a member of the IETF DNS Directorate, and ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee. He was previously co-chair of the DNSOP WG.

  • Danny McPherson

    Danny McPherson is currently leading VeriSign Labs' research in the area of network security and availability. With nearly 20 years of experience in the Internet network operations, security and telecommunications industries, he brings tremendous technical leadership to the team in these areas. Prior to joining VeriSign, Danny was Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Arbor Networks, and previously held technology, engineering and operations positions with Amber Networks, internetMCI, Genuity (acquired by GTE Internetworking), Qwest Communications and the U.S. Army Signal Corp. Danny has been an active participant in Internet standardization since 1996. Currently he is a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) and co-chairs the IETF's L3VPN WG. He also serves on the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and is quite active in the network and security operations and research communities.

  • Barry Leiba

    Barry Lieba serves as Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies. He was previously at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York at the end of February, 2009. His work has focused for many years on electronic mail andanti-spam technology, on mobile computing, and on Internet standards. Leiba has been involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force since the mid-1990s, working on a number of email-related standards, including Domain Keys for Internet Mail (DKIM). He is co-chair of the DKIM working group, and served on the Internet Architecture Board from 2007 to 2009.