White House, DHS officials to kick off DNSSEC workshop at FOSE

Two senior federal officials will kick off a special July 20 workshop on DNSSEC deployment by providing a view of how securing the DNS fits into federal cyber security requirements.

W. Douglas Maughan, Cyber Security Division Director, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and White House National Security Director for Federal Information Security Policy Andy Ozment will open the session with an overview of DHS efforts to support cooperative global efforts to secure the DNS, as well as those across the US federal agency system.

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. The 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 domains

-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

Speakers will include representatives from such federal agencies as GSA, NIST and DHS, and from companies such as Comcast, Verisign, Secure64, Microsoft, Afilias, Infoblox, F5 Network, Nominum and Internet Systems Corporation. The FOSE expo will include a special DNSSEC pavilion where participants can see and learn about DNSSEC hardware and software solutions.

The workshop requires an additional $35 registration fee in addition to regular FOSE registration. It takes place from 10 AM to 4 PM on Wednesday, July 20.


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