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Cyber Security Workshop Rules Widespread DNSSEC Roleout "Vital"
Last week, a meeting was held in Rome that saw the world’s leading Internet security experts meet to discuss how to best protect the Domain Name System (DNS). With the growing threat of cyber terrorism and malicious attacks, having an infrastructure in place that can protect online content is vital.
Richard Lamb, DNSSEC Management and Policy Manager at ICANN, has commented that the widespread adoption of DNSSEC is vital. When the Domain Name System (DNS) was originally designed, it didn’t contain any security measures to protect it against cyber threats. It was however designed to be a scalable, distributed system, and now DNSSEC attempts to add the layer of security needed in order to protect the DNS against known dangers.
Lamb went on to say that once DNSSEC was fully deployed, it would provide a platform for innovative new security applications in order to halt the increase in cyber-attacks that is happening worldwide.
The one day workshop was organised by the Global Cyber Security Centre Foundation (GCSEC), and received support both from ICANN, and the DNS Operations, Analysis and Research Centre.
The workshop was the culmination of studies that were conducted in nine countries across the globe, including Japan, Italy, USA, China and the Czech Republic. All of the studies conducted were designed to ascertain the best way to make the DNS more secure. Following the workshop held in Rome, there is to be a closed session with the world’s leading cyber security stakeholders taking part.
The meeting will attempt to tackle various issues, including DNS security, resilience, and will address various performance concerns whilst building a more secure Internet.