White House, senior Federal officials to speak on DNSSEC at FOSE


A special workshop, “The deployment diaries: DNSSEC in U.S. Federal Systems and Beyond” will be featured at the FOSE conference and exposition on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Several senior White House and federal officials are among the speakers who will address the workshop, including:

  • W. Douglas Maughan, Cyber Security Division Director, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Andy Ozment, Director for Federal Information Security Policy, White House National Security Council
  • Doug Montgomer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Lee Ellis, General Services Administration
  • Earl Crane, Department of Homeland Security
  • Sean Donelon, Department of Homeland Security
  • Scott Rose, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Joining the federal officials will be executives from companies, registrars and nonprofit providers of DNSSEC services and products, to discuss hands-on experiences with deployment, next steps such as validation, and available resources for federal IT managers working to meet OMB and FISMA requirements for including DNSSEC as an important part of cybersecurity protections.

In 2011, more than half of U.S. federal agencies have not yet deployed the domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC) mandated by OMB and FISMA. In the meantime, private-sector and international deployment continues in other domains around the world. This session will assess progress, identify lessons learned and offer new solutions and models for successful deployment, with an emphasis on solutions.

Participants will learn:

  • Where their agencies stand compared to the rest of the .gov domain
  • How DNSSEC fits into current cybersecurity priorities for the U.S. government
  • Successful deployment models in the public and private sectors, from other domains, ISPs, registrars and more
  • New apps, APIs, tools and products to help with federal deployment

The workshop includes break refreshments and requires an additional $35 fee over regular FOSE registration. You can register here.

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