DNSSEC Tutorial

When: 09:00-12:30, Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Where: Verandah Room
Presenter: Richard Lamb, DNSSEC Program Manager, ICANN
Slides: Original format (1.0 MB), Web format (567.4 KB)

In this half-day session, Rick will describe the various elements needed to develop a secure, trusted DNSSEC deployment. He will be focusing on the relatively minor processes and practices needed to turn a well-engineered system into a trusted service.

This session is for anyone involved in deploying DNSSEC

Course outline

  1. DNS basics
  2. Who are you? Who are your stakeholders?
    • Who are your customers?
    • Who is your regulator?
    • Who is your contractee?
  3. What do your stakeholders expect?
    • Today
    • In the future
  4. What are the risks?
    • Identify your risks
    • Build your risk profile
  5. How do you satisfy your stakeholders?
    • Resources (money, personnel, time)
    • Service levels (security, performance)
    • Trust
  6. Solutions to satisfy your stakeholders and mitigate risks
    • Trust - Process, Practice, DPS, Audit
    • Security - Process, Practice, Crypto
    • Performance
    • Cost
  7. Summary

Who should attend?

Engineers, managers, and anyone interested in DNSSEC deployment. The practical examples of process, combined with economical hardware/software that is motivated by a general discussion of issues, would be valuable to both engineers and managers looking to build a secure platform that their customer base can trust.

Rick Lamb

Rick is the Program Manager for DNSSEC at ICANN where he led their DNSSEC efforts. He is ICANN's architect for the DNSSEC root KSK system, and he was part of the team that designed the overall root signing system. Prior to this, he developed and deployed the IANA DNSSEC testbed. His prior 25+ years in the business included building a few successful networking startups based on a wide range of protocols (UUCP, MEP2, BiSYNC, SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, TCP/IP - yep, coded them all) and recently included time trying to connect practices to policy as Director of Global IT Policy at the US Department of State.

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