Deploy360 18 May 2012

Deploy360 To Present On Accelerating DNSSEC Deployment at ENOG3 in Odessa, Ukraine, Next Week

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

ENOG LogoWill you be at the third meeting of the Eurasia Network Operators Group (ENOG) on May 22-23, 2012, in Odessa, Ukraine?

If so, you’ll get to hear me (Dan York) speaking about “Key Steps to Accelerating DNSSEC Deployment“.  The abstract of my session is:

Everyone wants a more secure Internet and DNSSEC provides a level of additional security that allows a web browser to make sure the DNS information is correct and unmodified. So why is it taking so long to get DNSSEC deployed?

What needs to be done to get more domains signed with DNSSEC? How can DNSSEC validation be built into more applications? Are there technical issues or are the issues more of communication and awareness? How can we as a community address these challenges to increase the usage and availability of DNSSEC?

In this session, Dan York will explain some key deployment challenges and offer suggestions for how to overcome them, including more education for consumers, businesses, developers and network operators, and steps registrars can take to make the process of signing domains easier for the end-user. In addition, Dan will facilitate an audience discussion on what other resources are needed to help move the DNSSEC deployment needle.

Over 80 top-level domains (TLDs) and thousands of second- and third-level domains have now been signed with DNSSEC. The Internet Society Deploy360 Programme plans to build on this success and expand DNSSEC deployment by providing detailed, technical how-to resources and educational articles, case studies, and other in-depth information to help organizations of all sizes.

I’m very much looking forward to attending the session and meeting with the network operators from around the region. The ENOG 3 program agenda looks quite excellent and the attendee list already shows 275 people!  This is a regional meeting for the RIPE NCC and is the first time that an ENOG meeting has been held in the Ukraine.

My colleague Andrei Robachevsky will also be presenting on the topic of World IPv6 Launch and I’m looking forward to meeting up with him as well, given that he’s based in Amsterdam and I’m here in New Hampshire in the USA.

It will be interesting for me on a personal level, too, as the conference is in both English and Russian (with simultaneous translation) and my ability with the Russian language sadly doesn’t go much beyond “Nyet“!  I’m looking forward to being there and perhaps learning a few phrases along the way.  Getting to Odessa, though, turns out to be a bit entertaining for me… I’m flying Boston -> London -> Istanbul -> Odessa and basically losing Monday and Thursday to travel!  If you don’t see any blog posts from me on next Friday, you’ll know I’m caught somewhere in the air transport system! 🙂

Anyway, if any of you are going to be at ENOG 3 next week I look forward to meeting with you!

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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