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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