Congressional cloud computing hearing: DNSSEC ‘crucial’ to FedRAMP

In congressional testimony on the security implications of cloud computing,  John Curran, President and CEO of ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, noted the importance of DNSSEC and IPv6 in securing the cloud:

These new standards are quite important in protecting the global Internet from cybercrime, in that they insure that Internet users reach the actual web site that they intended to, and that their communication is protected in the process. When it comes to agency use of cloud computing services, these protections are equally important, since these services are reached over the public Internet.

Curran said it is “crucial” that the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program or FedRAMP program “clearly and unambigously incorporates DNSSEC and IPv6.”  He testified before the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee,







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