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Call for Participation – ICANN 53 DNSSEC Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24 June 2015

ICANN 53 LogoDo you have a great story to share about your DNSSEC implementation?  Do you have a new tool or service that makes DNSSEC or DANE easier to use or more automated?  Would you like to demo your new tool or service?   Do you have a case study you’d like to share?

We’re starting the call for participation for the ICANN 53 DNSSEC Workshop on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and we’d love to hear your ideas about what you would like to present.   If you will be at ICANN 53, or can get there, please do consider submitting a proposal.  You just need to send a sentence or two about your idea to:

dnssec-buenosaires@isoc.org

by Wednesday, 01 April 2015.

If you are looking for ideas for topics, we’ve listed a good number of sessions we’d like to hear about in the full Call for Participation below.  Consider these as starting points… we’re also interested in any other ideas you may have.  We typically have about 100 people participating from across the industry and the Workshops provide a great way to share information with others – and to get input/feedback on ideas and services you may have.

Please consider joining us!


 

Call for Participation — ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), are planning a DNSSEC Workshop at the ICANN 53 meeting on 24 June 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The DNSSEC Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments.  For reference, the most recent session was held at the ICANN meeting in Singapore on 11 February 2015. The presentations and transcripts are available at: http://singapore52.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec.

At ICANN 53 we are particularly interested in live demonstrations of uses of DNSSEC or DANE.  Examples might include:

  • Email clients and servers using DNSSEC/DANE for secure email.
  • Tools for automating the generation of DNSSEC/DANE records.
  • Services for monitoring or managing DNSSEC signing or validation.
  • Tools or services for using DNSSEC/DANE along with other existing protocols and services such as SSH, FTP or PGP/GPG.
  • Innovative uses of APIs to do something new and different using DNSSEC/DANE.

Our interest is to provide current examples of the state of development and to show real-world examples of how DNSSEC and DANE can be used to increase the overall security of the Internet.

We are open to presentations and demonstrations related to any topic associated with DNSSEC and DANE.  Examples of the types of topics we are seeking include:

1.  DNSSEC activities in Latin America

For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been involved in DNSSEC deployment in Latin America and also from those who have not deployed DNSSEC but who have a keen interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment.  In particular, we will consider the following questions:  What can DNSSEC do for you? What doesn’t it do?  What are the internal tradeoffs to implementing DNSSEC? What did you learn in your deployment of DNSSEC?  We are interested in presentations from both people involved with the signing of domains and people involved with the deployment of DNSSEC-validating DNS resolvers.

2.  Potential impacts of Root Key Rollover

Given many concerns about the need to do a Root Key Rollover, we would like to bring together a panel of people who can talk about what the potential impacts may be to ISPs, equipment providers and end users, and also what can be done to potentially mitigate those issues. In particular, we are seeking participation from vendors, ISPs, and the community that will be affected by distribution of new root keys.  We would like to be able to offer suggestions out of this panel to the wider technical community.  If you have a specific concern about the Root Key Rollover, or believe you have a method or solution to help address impacts, we would like to hear from you.

3.  New gTLD registries and administrators implementing DNSSEC

With the launch of the new gTLDs, we are interested in hearing from registries and operators of new gTLDs about what systems and processes they have implemented to support DNSSEC.  As more gTLDs are launched, is there DNSSEC-related information that can be shared to help those launches go easier?

4.  Guidance for Registrars in supporting DNSSEC

The 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) for registrars and resellers requires them to support DNSSEC from  January 1, 2014. We are seeking presentations discussing:

  • What are the specific technical requirements of the RAA and how can registrars meet those requirements?
  • What tools and systems are available for registrars that include DNSSEC support?
  • What information do registrars need to provide to resellers and ultimately customers?

We are particularly interested in hearing from registrars who have signed the 2013 RAA and have either already implemented DNSSEC support or have a plan for doing so.

5.  Implementing DNSSEC validation at Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a critical role by enabling DNSSEC validation for the caching DNS resolvers used by their customers.  We have now seen massive rollouts of DNSSEC validation within large North American ISPs and at ISPs around the world.  We are interested in presentations on topics such as:

  • What does an ISP need to do to prepare its network for implementing DNSSEC validation?
  • How does an ISP need to prepare its support staff and technical staff for the rollout of DNSSEC validation?
  • What measurements are available about the degree of DNSSEC validation currently deployed?
  • What tools are available to help an ISP deploy DNSSEC validation?
  • What are the practical server-sizing impacts of enabling DNSSEC validation on ISP DNS Resolvers (ex. cost, memory, CPU, bandwidth, technical support, etc.)?

6. The operational realities of running DNSSEC

Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries, registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC? What is the best practice around key rollovers? How often do you review your disaster recovery procedures? Is there operational familiarity within your customer support teams? What operational statistics have we gathered about DNSSEC? Are there experiences being documented in the form of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?

7.  DNSSEC automation

For DNSSEC to reach massive deployment levels it is clear that a higher level of automation is required than is currently available. Topics for which we would like to see presentations include:

  • What tools, systems and services are available to help automate DNSSEC key management?
  • Can you provide an analysis of current tools/services and identify gaps?
  • Where are the best opportunities for automation within DNSSEC signing and validation processes?
  • What are the costs and benefits of different approaches to automation?

8.  When unexpected DNSSEC events occur

What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination of information about the outage? What have you learned about communications planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars? How do you liaise with your CERT community?

9.  DANE and DNSSEC applications

There is strong interest for DANE usage within web transactions as well as for securing email and Voice-over-IP (VoIP). We are seeking presentations on topics such as:

  • What are some of the new and innovative uses of DANE and other DNSSEC applications in new areas or industries?
  • What tools and services are now available that can support DANE usage?
  • How soon could DANE and other DNSSEC applications become a deployable reality?
  • How can the industry use DANE and other DNSSEC applications as a mechanism for creating a more secure Internet?

We would be particularly interested in any live demonstrations of DNSSEC / DANE applications and services.  For example, a demonstration of the actual process of setting up a site with a certificate stored in a TLSA record that correctly validates would be welcome.  Demonstrations of new tools that make the setup of DNSSEC or DANE more automated would also be welcome.

10.  DNSSEC and DANE in the enterprise

Enterprises can play a critical role in both providing DNSSEC validation to their internal networks and also through signing of the domains owned by the enterprise. We are seeking presentations from enterprises that have implemented DNSSEC on validation and/or signing processes and can address questions such as:

  • What are the benefits to enterprises of rolling out DNSSEC validation? And how do they do so?
  • What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations and how could DANE and other DNSSEC applications address those challenges?
  • How should an enterprise best prepare its IT staff and network to implement DNSSEC?
  • What tools and systems are available to assist enterprises in the deployment of DNSSEC?
  • How can the DANE protocol be used within an enterprise to bring a higher level of security to transactions using SSL/TLS certificates?

11. Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) use cases and innovation

We are interested in demonstrations of HSMs, presentations of HSM-related innovations and real world use cases of HSMs and key management.

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-buenosaires@isoc.org by Wednesday, 01 April 2015

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR
Cath Goulding, Nominet UK
Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT
Jacques Latour, .CA
Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC
Luciano Minuchin, NIC.AR
Russ Mundy, Parsons
Ondřej Surý, CZ.NIC
Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS
Dan York, Internet Society

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Invitation – DNSSEC Implementers Gathering at ICANN 52 in Singapore

DNSSEC Implementers GatheringIf you will be in Singapore on Monday, February 9, 2015, for ICANN 52 and you work with DNSSEC, you are invited to attend the informal “DNSSEC Implementers Gathering” at 19:30 at a nearby restaurant/pub.  These gatherings bring together people who have implemented DNSSEC in some way to engage in conversations and exchange information and ideas.  We’ve seen ideas for new projects come out of these gatherings in the past – and they have just generally helped deepen the connections between the community of people involved in getting DNSSEC widely deployed.

SPACE IS LIMITED so please RSVP as soon as possible to julie.hedlund@icann.org. We will be cutting off reservations by close-of-business on Thursday, 05 February 2015, but please let Julie know as soon as you can.

This is a unique opportunity to meet with and talk to key implementers, such as NominetUK, 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.

We are grateful once again to Comcast, NBC Universal and the MPAA in providing funding to pay for this informal gathering.  The three companies sponsored the event at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles (pictured here) and we were able to stretch their sponsorships to cover this gathering in Singapore.  Thank you to the three organizations for helping with what has been an extremely useful event at ICANN meetings.  (We will, though, need new sponsors for ICANN 53.)

There are also two other DNSSEC-related events happening during the ICANN 52 week:

Monday, 09 February 1700-1830, DNSSEC for Everybody:
http://singapore52.icann.org/en/schedule/mon-dnssec-everybody

Wednesday, 11 February 0830-1445, DNSSEC Workshop:
http://singapore52.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec

If you are in Singapore and available Monday evening, 09 Feb 2015, please do join us for the DNSSEC Implementers Gathering!

P.S. It should perhaps be obvious, but this event will not be available for remote participation nor will it be live-streamed as it involves a group of people sitting down at a restaurant/pub and eating/drinking together.

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Join The Monthly “DNSSEC Coordination” Calls To Help Advance DNSSEC

If you are interested in helping advance the deployment of DNSSEC, there are a group of us that gather in a conference call on the first Thursday of each month to exchange information, share ideas and develop plans to accelerate more usage and deployment of DNSSEC.  This is a group focused more on the advocacy and promotion of DNSSEC and DANE, rather than focused on technical deployment issues. (There are other email lists and groups for that.)  It is not a formal group but just a group of people interested in coordinating our activities so that we can we can learn from each other and work together to make thing happen quicker.

These “DNSSEC coordination” calls are hosted by the Internet Society and open to anyone interested in helping.  Please simply join the “dnssec-coord” mailing list to be connected to others and learn about the upcoming calls and events.

P.S. While you are at it, you may want to join in to some of the other lists and forums that make up the “DNSSEC community”.

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Call for Participation: DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 51 on 15 Oct 2014

ICANN 51 logoThe call for participation is now out for the DNSSEC Workshop to be held on  October 15, 2014, at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles.

If you have any ideas, or would like to ask questions about what is involved with the workshop, please email us at dnssec-losangeles@isoc.org.  Initially, we don’t need a full abstract – just a couple of sentences about what you would like to speak about is perfectly fine.  We are asking that all proposals be sent to us by no later than Friday, August 13, 2014 (but sooner is better as we expect this program to be quite full and we may not be able to accommodate all proposals).


Call for Participation — ICANN DNSSEC Workshop 15 October 2014

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), are planning a DNSSEC Workshop at the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California, on 15 October 2014. The DNSSEC Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments.

For reference, the most recent session was held at the ICANN meeting in London on 25 June 2014. The presentations and transcripts are available at: http://london50.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec.

We are seeking presentations on the following topics;

1. DNSSEC activities in the North America region

For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been involved in DNSSEC deployment in the North America region and also from those who have not deployed DNSSEC but who have a keen interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment. In particular, we will consider the following questions:

  • What can DNSSEC do for you?
  • What doesn’t it do?
  • What are the internal tradeoffs to implementing DNSSEC?
  • What did you learn in your deployment of DNSSEC?

We are interested in presentations from both people involved with the signing of domains and people involved with the deployment of DNSSEC-validating DNS resolvers.

2. DANE / DNSSEC as a way to secure email

The DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) protocol is an exciting development where DNSSEC can be used to provide a strong additional trust layer for traditional SSL/TLS certificates. We are both pleased and intrigued by the growing usage of DANE and DNSSEC as a means of providing added security for email. Multiple email servers have added support for DANE records to secure TLS/SSL connections. Some email providers are marketing DNSSEC/DANE support. We would like to have a panel at ICANN 51 focusing on this particular usage of DANE. Are you a developer of an email server or client supporting DANE? Do you provide DANE / DNSSEC support in your email service? Can you provide a brief case study of what you have done to implement DANE / DNSSEC? Can you talk about any lessons you learned in the process?

3. Potential impacts of Root Key Rollover

Given many concerns about the need to do a Root Key Rollover, we would like to bring together a panel of people who can talk about what the potential impacts may be to ISPs, equipment providers and end users, and also what can be done to potentially mitigate those issues. In particular, we are seeking participation from vendors, ISPs, and the community that will be affected by distribution of new root keys. We would like to be able to offer suggestions out of this panel to the wider technical community. If you have a specific concern about the Root Key Rollover, or believe you have a method or solution to help address impacts, we would like to hear from you.

4. New gTLD registries and administrators implementing DNSSEC

With the launch of the new gTLDs, we are interested in hearing from registries and operators of new gTLDs about what systems and processes they have implemented to support DNSSEC. As more gTLDs are launched, is there DNSSEC-related information that can be shared to help those launches go easier?

5. The operational realities of running DNSSEC

Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries, registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC?

  • What is the best practice around key rollovers?
  • How often do you review your disaster recovery procedures?
  • Is there operational familiarity within your customer support teams?
  • What operational statistics have we gathered about DNSSEC?
  • Are there experiences being documented in the form of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?

6. DNSSEC automation

For DNSSEC to reach massive deployment levels it is clear that a higher level of automation is required than is currently available. Topics for which we would like to see presentations include:

  • What tools, systems and services are available to help automate DNSSEC key management?
  • Can you provide an analysis of current tools/services and identify gaps?
  • Where are the best opportunities for automation within DNSSEC signing and validation processes?
  • What are the costs and benefits of different approaches to automation?

7. When unexpected DNSSEC events occur

What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination of information about the outage? What have you learned about communications planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars? How do you liaise with your CERT community?

8. DANE and DNSSEC applications

There is strong interest for DANE usage within web transactions as well as for securing email and Voice-over-IP (VoIP). We are seeking presentations on topics such as:

  • What are some of the new and innovative uses of DANE and other DNSSEC applications in new areas or industries?
  • What tools and services are now available that can support DANE usage?
  • How soon could DANE and other DNSSEC applications become a deployable reality?
  • How can the industry use DANE and other DNSSEC applications as a mechanism for creating a more secure Internet?

We would be particularly interested in any live demonstrations of DNSSEC / DANE applications and services. For example, a demonstration of the actual process of setting up a site with a certificate stored in a TLSA record that correctly validates would be welcome. Demonstrations of new tools that make the setup of DNSSEC or DANE more automated would also be welcome.

9. DNSSEC and DANE in the enterprise

Enterprises can play a critical role in both providing DNSSEC validation to their internal networks and also through signing of the domains owned by the enterprise. We are seeking presentations from enterprises that have implemented DNSSEC on validation and/or signing processes and can address questions such as:

  • What are the benefits to enterprises of rolling out DNSSEC validation? And how do they do so?
  • What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations and how could DANE and other DNSSEC applications address those challenges?
  • How should an enterprise best prepare its IT staff and network to implement DNSSEC?
  • What tools and systems are available to assist enterprises in the deployment of DNSSEC?
  • How can the DANE protocol be used within an enterprise to bring a higher level of security to transactions using SSL/TLS certificates?

10. Guidance for Registrars in supporting DNSSEC

The 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) for registrars and resellers requires them to support DNSSEC from January 1, 2014. We are seeking presentations discussing:

  • What are the specific technical requirements of the RAA and how can registrars meet those requirements?
  • What tools and systems are available for registrars that include DNSSEC support?
  • What information do registrars need to provide to resellers and ultimately customers?

We are particularly interested in hearing from registrars who have signed the 2013 RAA and have either already implemented DNSSEC support or have a plan for doing so.

11. Implementing DNSSEC validation at Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a critical role by enabling DNSSEC validation for the caching DNS resolvers used by their customers. We have now seen massive rollouts of DNSSEC validation within large North American ISPs and at ISPs around the world. We are interested in presentations on topics such as:

  • What does an ISP need to do to prepare its network for implementing DNSSEC validation?
  • How does an ISP need to prepare its support staff and technical staff for the rollout of DNSSEC validation?
  • What measurements are available about the degree of DNSSEC validation currently deployed?
  • What tools are available to help an ISP deploy DNSSEC validation?
  • What are the practical server-sizing impacts of enabling DNSSEC validation on ISP DNS Resolvers (ex. cost, memory, CPU, bandwidth, technical support, etc.)?

12. APIs between the Registrars and DNS hosting operators

One specific area that has been identified as needing focus is the communication between registrars and DNS hosting operators, specifically when these functions are provided by different entities. Currently, the communication, such as the transfer of a DS record, often occurs by way of the domain name holder copying and pasting information from one web interface to another. How can this be automated? We would welcome presentations by either registrars or DNS hosting operators who have implemented APIs for the communication of DNSSEC information, or from people with ideas around how such APIs could be constructed.

13. Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) use cases and innovation

We are interested in demonstrations of HSMs, presentations of HSM-related innovations and real world use cases of HSMs and key management.

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-losangeles@isoc.org by **Friday, 13 August 2014**

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Steve Crocker, Shinkuro
Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR
Cath Goulding, Nominet UK
Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT
Jacques Latour, .CA
Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC
Luciano Minuchin, NIC.AR
Russ Mundy, Sparta/Parsons
Ondřej Surý, CZ.NIC
Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS
Dan York, Internet Society

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Call for Participation — ICANN DNSSEC Workshop 17 July 2013

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative, in cooperation with the ICANN Security
and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), is planning a DNSSEC Workshop at
the ICANN meeting in Durban, South Africa on 17 July 2013. The DNSSEC
Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has
provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and
discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments. For reference, the most
recent session was held at the ICANN meeting in Beijing, China on 10 April
2013. The presentations and transcripts are available
at http://beijing46.icann.org/node/37125.

We are seeking presentations on the following topics:

1. DNSSEC Activities in Africa
For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been
involved in DNSSEC deployment in Africa as well as those who have a keen
interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment. Key questions are
to consider include: What would help to promote DNSSEC deployment? What
are the challenges you have faced when you deployed DNSSEC?

2. The Operational Realities of Running DNSSEC
Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries,
registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC?
What’s best practice around key rollovers? How often do you review your
disaster recovery procedures? Is there operational familiarity within your
customer support teams? Has DNSSEC made DNS more ‘brittle’ or is it just a
run-of-the-mill operational practice? What operational statistics have we
gathered about DNSSEC? Is it changing DNS patterns? How are our
nameservers handling DNSSEC traffic? Is the volume as expected? Have we
seen anything unusual? Are there experiences being documented in the form
of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?

3. DNSSEC and Enterprise Activities
DNSSEC has always been seen as a huge benefit to organizations looking to
protect their identity and security on the Web. Large enterprises are an
obvious target for DNS hackers and DNSSEC provides an ideal solution to
this challenge. This session aims to look at the benefits and challenges
of deploying DNSSEC for major enterprises. Topics for discussion:

* What is the current status of DNSSEC deployment among enterprises?
* What plans do the major enterprises have for their DNSSEC roadmaps?
* What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations? Do they
foresee raising awareness of DNSSEC with their customers?

4. When Unexpected DNSSEC Events Occur
What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have
seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to
those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination of
information about the outage? What have you learned about communications
planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars? How do you liaise
with your CERT community?

5. Preparing for Root Key Rollover
For this topic we are seeking input on issues relating to root key
rollover. In particular, we are seeking comments from vendors, ISPs, and
the community that will be affected by distribution of new root keys.

6. DNSSEC: Regulative, Legislative and Persuasive Approaches to
Encouraging Deployment
There are many models in discussion for encouraging the take-up of DNSSEC
amongst TLDs. In some jurisdictions we have seen governmental edicts
insisting that DNSSEC is deployed across a Top Level Domain. In others, we
have seen reports produced for governments highlighting the lack of take
up and the need for tighter control amongst operators. Recently, we have
witnessed the consideration of mandated DNSSEC signing of zones by some
TLDs in order to gain access to newer premium domains. Have any of these
approaches worked in encouraging take up of DNSSEC? What role does a
national government have in assisting deployment of DNSSEC? How are some
of these measures perceived by registrars, DNS operators, ISPs and
registrants?

7. DANE and Other DNSSEC Applications
Using DNSSEC as a means of authentication for http transactions is an
exciting development of DNSSEC. What is the progress of the DNS-Based
Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) initiative? (See
http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/dane/.) How soon could DANE become a
deployable reality and what will be the impact of such a deployment, e.g.
impact on traditional certification authorities (CAs)?

8. Use of DNSSEC in the Reverse Space
This topic includes signed reverse zones, security products using reverse
DNS lookup for DNSSEC validation?

9. The Great DNS Panel Quiz
Ever fancied pitting your wits against your colleagues? Demonstrate your
knowledge and expertise in DNSSEC in our Great DNSSEC Panel Quiz.

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence)
description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-durban@shinkuro.com by
**Monday, 10 June.**

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Steve Crocker, Shinkuro
Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR
Cath Goulding, Nominet UK
Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT
Jacques Latour, .CA
Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC
Russ Mundy, Sparta/Parsons
Ondřej Surý, CZ.NIC
Lance Wolak, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS
Dan York, Internet Society

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Call for Participation — ICANN DNSSEC Workshop 17 October 2012

As seen in the DNSSEC Deployment  Working Group mailing list (subscribe):

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), is planning a DNSSEC Workshop at the ICANN meeting in Toronto, Canada on 17 October 2012. The DNSSEC Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments. For reference, the most recent session was held at the ICANN Prague meeting on 27 June 2012. The presentations and transcripts are available at http://prague44.icann.org/node/31749.

We are seeking presentations on the following topics:

1. DNSSEC Activities in North America
This is a key panel and we are seeking participation from those who have been involved in DNSSEC deployment in North America as well as those who have a keen interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment. Key questions are to consider include: what would help to promote DNSSEC deployment? What are the challenges you have faced when you deployed DNSSEC? Can DNSSEC make the information users receive more reliable?

2. ISPs and Validation
ISPs are beginning to take the first step to full DNSSEC implementation that will allow web users, with software applications like browsers, to validate that the destination they are trying to reach is authentic and not a spoofed website. We are seeking ISPs to participate in a panel discussion or provide presentations on their DNSSEC deployment plans, challenges, and benefits for users.

3. The Realities of Running DNSSEC
Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries and registrars, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC? What’s best practice around key rollovers? How often do you review your disaster recovery procedures? Is there operational familiarity within your customer support teams? Has DNSSEC made DNS more ‘brittle’ or is it just a run-of-the-mill operational practice?

4. DNSSEC and Enterprise Activities
DNSSEC has always been seen as a huge benefit to organizations looking to protect their identity and security on the Web. Large enterprises are an obvious target for DNS hackers and DNSSEC provides an ideal solution to this challenge. This session aims to look at the benefits and challenges of deploying DNSSEC for major enterprises. Topics for discussion:
What is the current status of DNSSEC deployment among enterprises?
What plans do the major enterprises have for their DNSSEC roadmaps?
What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations? Do they foresee raising awareness of DNSSEC with their customers?
5. When Unexpected DNSSEC Events Occur
What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination of information about the outage? What have you learned about communications planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars? How do you liaise with your CERT community?

6. DNSSEC in the Wild
What operational statistics have we gathered about DNSSEC? Is it changing DNS patterns? How are our nameservers handling DNSSEC traffic? Is the volume as expected? Have we seen anything unusual? Are there experiences being documented in the form of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?

7. DANE and other DNSSEC applications
Using DNSSEC as a means of authentication for http transactions is an exciting development of DNSSEC. What is the progress of the DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) initiative? (See http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/dane/.) How soon could DANE become a deployable reality and what will be the impact of such a deployment, e.g. impact on traditional certification authorities (CAs)?

8. The Great DNSSEC Panel Quiz
Ever fancied pitting your wits against your colleagues? Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in DNSSEC in our Great DNSSEC Panel Quiz.

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-toronto@shinkuro.com by **Monday, 23 July 2012.**

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Steve Crocker, Shinkuro
Jacques Latour, .CA
Simon McCalla, Nominet UK
Russ Mundy, Sparta/Parsons
Ondřej Surý, CZ.NIC
Lance Wolak, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry


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NANOGs 55 & 56

The presentations from NANOG 55 are now available online.   The presentations from the DNS track, including several that cover aspects of DNSSEC, are available here.

We’ve put NANOG 56 on our calendar.   It will be in Dallas, Texas.  The Call for Presentations is open with abstracts being accepted until 6-August-2012.

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U.S. federal DNSSEC deployment lags behind deadline

Based on monitoring data from Secure64, Network World reported today that only 20 percent of U.S. federal agencies have deployed DNSSEC in time to meet a mandate from the White House Office of Management and Budget.  From the article, Initiative partner Steve Crocker, CEO of Shinkuro, Inc., said:

Missing the mark by one year is pretty good news in this business…There is a gradual tightening of security going on up and down the Internet protocol stack. DNSSEC isn’t the be-all-and-end-all, but it’s an important piece. The technical community has been working on DNSSEC for 20 years. The top part of .gov is signed, and now we’re seeing the other pieces coming along.

U.S. federal deployment will be the topic of the DNSSEC Deployment Coordination Initiative’s special one-day program at FOSE 2010 on March 24. Go here to see an updated program and links to register or exhibit.

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California CISOs hear about DNSSEC:

Initiative sponsor Douglas Maughan of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, spoke on DNSSEC deployment at the California Chief Information Security Officer lecture series on December 15 in Sacramento, to an audience of the state’s information security officers, disaster recovery coordinators, and chief information officers.

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IETF to California

IETF to California: IETF will convene its 77th meeting in Anaheim, Calif., March 21-26.

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