Deploy360 18 June 2014

3 DNSSEC Sessions At ICANN 50 In London Next Week

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

ICANN 50 logoNext week (June 23-26, 2014), we’ll be at ICANN 50 in London for the usual excellent DNSSEC sessions, two of which will be streamed live for remote participants.

The three activities are…

DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide

First up on Monday, June 23, 2014, in the late afternoon from 17:00 – 18:30 BST (London time) will be the DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide session where we start at the very basic level of why should anyone care about DNSSEC and get into what kind of problem we are trying to solve.  This session includes a skit (seriously!) where we act out DNS and DNSSEC transactions and talk about blue smoke (seriously!).  It’s a good bit of fun and people tell us that it definitely helps them understand DNS and DNSSEC – or maybe they just like watching a bunch of DNS geeks act out in a skit. 🙂

You can listen remotely via an audio stream or listen and view the slides via a a virtual meeting room.  Details are on the program page.

DNSSEC Implementers Gathering

Next, on Monday evening from 19:30-21:30 (or later) some of us will join in an “informal gathering of DNSSEC implementers” at a nearby restaurant/bar. This is a time to share experiences, exchange information and just generally interact with other people involved with deploying DNSSEC.  As ICANN’s Julie Hedlund wrote in a note to various email lists:

DNSSEC Implementers are invited to attend an informal gathering to discuss and exchange information on their DNSSEC implementation experiences during the ICANN meeting in London, sponsored by Nominet UK. This is a unique opportunity to meet with and talk to key implementers, such as Nominet UK, CNNIC, JPRS, NZNIC, CIRA, CZNIC, SIDN, and others. We do ask that in order to participate you should come prepared to say a few words about your experiences. This is a peer-to-peer event for implementers.

It’s been a fun time at past events and generated both good conversations and connections for future work activities after the meetings are over.

It should perhaps be obvious but this event will NOT be available for remote participation.  If you will be in London, though, and are interested in interacting with others who are deploying DNSSEC, you are welcome to join us.  As Julie requests, RSVP by close of business on this Thursday, June 19, 2014.

DNSSEC Workshop

The BIG event of the week is the DNSSEC Workshop on Wednesday, June 25, where we meet from 8:30 – 14:45 London time for this detailed session diving into many different aspects of DNSSEC.  I’m on the Program Committee for the workshop and I can tell you that there will be some excellent presentations at this session.  The slides and full agenda will be available soon, but the major areas of discussion will include:

  • Introduction and DNSSEC Deployment Around the World
  • DNSSEC Activities in the European region
  • The Operational Realities of Running DNSSEC
  • DANE and DNSSEC Applications
  • DNSSEC Automation
  • Panel Discussion/Demonstrations on Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)

The workshop continues to attract some of the best technical people involved with DNSSEC and the conversations and discussions that happen there provide outstanding value to those interested in these topics.  If you’re interested in DNSSEC and how it can make the Internet more secure, I highly recommend you tuning in!

You can listen remotely via an audio stream or listen and view the slides via a a virtual meeting room.  Details are on the program page.

Rough Guide To ICANN 50

These DNSSEC events are just a part of all the many activities happening at ICANN 50 that we at the Internet Society are interested in.  To understand all of what is happening at ICANN 50 that lines up with our organization’s priorities, please see the Internet Society Rough Guide to ICANN 50.

Say Hello!

I (Dan York) will be there in London.  Please do say hello – you can find me at any of these events and also around other areas of ICANN. You can also email me at [email protected] if you’d like to meet with me.  You can also contact us via Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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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