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Live TODAY – DNSSEC Workshop Streaming From ICANN53 in Buenos Aires

ICANN 53 LogoWhat is the current state of DNSSEC deployment? What is going on with DNSSEC in Latin America?  What new tools and services are available?  What can we do to encourage deployment? What is new with the DANE protocol to secure TLS?

Today (24 June 2015) at 9:00 am Argentina time (UTC-3, which is 1 hour ahead of US Eastern time) you can listen to a day full of sessions devoted to these topics.  Audio and video streams are available at:

https://buenosaires53.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec

As I described in an earlier post  – and also in a blog post on CircleID – the sessions include:

0900-0915 – DNSSEC Workshop Introduction, Program, Deployment Around the World – Counts, Counts, Counts

  • Dan York, Internet Society
0915-1030 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Activities in the Latin American Region

  • Moderator/Presenter: Luciano Munichin, NIC.AR
  • Panelists:
    • Luis Diego Espinoza, Consultant, Costa Rica
    • Carlos Martinez, LACNIC
    • Gonzalo Romero, .CO
    • Frederico Neves, .BR
    • Hugo Salgado, NIC.CL
1030-1100 – Presentation: Update on DNSSEC KSK Root Key Rollover

  • Ed Lewis, ICANN
1100-1115 – Break
1115-1215 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Automation

  • Moderator: Russ Mundy, Parsons
  • Panelists:
    • Eberhard Lisse, .NA – Proof of Concept on Smart Card HSM to Automate Key Signing
    • Robert Martin-Legène, Packet Clearing House — PCH DNSSEC Signing Service
    • Joe Waldron, Verisign – Verisign DNSSEC Signing Service
1215-1230 – Great DNS/DNSSEC Quiz

  • Paul Wouters, Fedora
1230-1330 – Lunch Break
1330-1445 – Demonstrations and Presentations: DANE and Applications

  • Moderator: Dan York, Internet Society
  • Panelists:
    • Jaap Akkerhuis, NLNetLabs – One Year of DANE (Some) Lessons Learned
    • Wes Hardaker — Presentation on Opportunistic SMTP Encryption
    • Jacques Latour – DNS Operator Role in Domain Management
    • Danny McPherson, Verisign Labs — DNSSEC/DANE: Tools to Encourage Adoption
1445-1500 – Presentation: Deploying New DNSSEC Algorithms

  • Dan York, Internet Society
1500-1515 – Presentation: DNSSEC – How Can I Help?

  • Russ Mundy, Parsons and Dan York, Internet Society

We hope that you will join us live… and the session will also be recorded for those who can’t join live.

And if you want to get started with DNSSEC, please visit our Start Here page to begin!

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DNS Women's Breakfast: Building Community, Promoting Opportunities

I was deeply honored to speak at the DNS Women’s breakfast yesterday at the ICANN 53 meeting in Buenos Aires. The ICANN community, broadly, deals with a wide variety of technical issues related to the coordination role of the Domain Name System, the Internet’s naming system. The DNS Women’s breakfast is a regular event at ICANN meetings, aiming to promote networking, information and resource sharing. I would like to thank Olga Cavelli, Wanda Scartezini, and Cheryl Langdon-Orr for organizing yesterday’s breakfast, which had more than 85 participants. It’s great to see more women in positions of leadership across the ICANN and other parts of the Internet technical community.

I am not a technical person, but as a policy advocate I see my role as helping to advance the work of the technical community — a community in which women are increasingly participating as leaders both formally, and by simply stepping up and making things happen. Of course I am proud to work for the Internet Society, an organization and community that has many strong female leaders around the world. Despite all this progress, there is more work to be done so that the promise of the Internet is available to women worldwide—and so that women participate fully in the Internet’s further development. 

It is encouraging that issues of diversity are increasingly being addressed within the Internet technical community. For example, in the IETF there has been a serious, if sometimes difficult, discussion among the participants about how to improve gender diversity within the IETF. We must continue to make strengthening the participation of women in technical fields a priority. 

More broadly, I’m from a country where there are a lot of opportunities in the technical field for women. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, those same opportunities, whether in terms of education or leadership, do not exist. So I deeply believe that, on a personal level, we have a role and responsibility to mentor other women in global gatherings like ICANN, and I believe we must step up to that challenge as individuals.

Gatherings like the DNS Women’s breakfast are not just events. They are opportunities to build community. Through the Internet, we can continue to build and strengthen that community even as we depart Buenos Aires later this week.

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Watch Live TODAY – DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide at ICANN53

ICANN 53 LogoIn about 35 minutes, at 17:00 Argentina time (UTC-3), we will be streaming live out of ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the “DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide” session.  You can watch and listen live at this link:

https://buenosaires53.icann.org/en/schedule/mon-dnssec-everybody

The session goes for 90 minutes today, roughly half of which is the actual program and the remainder is what usually turns into a live Q&A session.  We’ll have some introductory remarks that I’ll do, then we’ll have a skit that dramatizes DNS and DNSSEC interactions, then Russ Mundy will dive into a bit deeper detail about DNSSEC… and then we’ll go to Q&A.

Note that remote participants can ask questions through the Adobe Connect interface.

If you’d like a quick way to understand more about DNS and DNSSEC… join us!

It will be archived for later viewing, too, if you can’t watch it live.

P.S.  If you’d like to get started with DNSSEC, visit our Start Here page to begin!

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ICANN 53: Tangoing the IANA process in Buenos Aires

Over the next week, all eyes of those interested and vested in Internet governance will turn to Buenos Aires. From June 21 – 25, ICANN will be holding its regular public meeting and much of the discussion will once again be focused on the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability processes. Like all previous meetings, this 53rd meeting of ICANN will gather a wide range of representatives from governments to businesses to civil society and technical community to continue the discussions on the plan to transition key Internet domain name functions from the US government to the global multistakeholder community.

With the protocol parameters and the numbers communities’ proposals having been submitted back in January, the one left was the proposal by the names community. ICANN’s Cross-Community Working Group (CWG) released a second draft of the proposal in May and held a 20-day public comment period. After an intensive week of teleconferences, the proposal was updated to incorporate the public comments and it currently sits with ICANN’s Advisory Committees (AC) and Supporting Organizations (SO). In Buenos Aires, it will be determined whether the CWG proposal will be submitted to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).

At the same time, the public comment period for the parallel Enhancing ICANN Accountability proposal has just closed. This track is as significant as the IANA transition process. Absent the contract with the NTIA, a new mechanism must be in place to ensure the appropriate operation of the functions. Additionally, ICANN accountability is so inherently linked with the IANA functions that it will be almost impossible to conceive of a successful IANA transition process without a sufficient ICANN accountability framework.

Signs are promising for significant progress during the meeting in Buenos Aires. The ICG has scheduled a two-day meeting prior to ICANN. At the top of its agenda: a pre-assessment of the CWG names’ proposal; and, the beginning of the planning for the combined proposal. This meeting is significant because it is the first time the ICG is in the position to start working on the narrative that it will submit to the NTIA. The ICG has also blocked half day on 25 June, after the ICANN meeting, for an additional working session.

As we head into this intensive week-and-a-half of meetings, there are two things we need to remember. The first is how all the people who have participated in this process have tangoed around very complex and difficult questions. It has often been repeated that the IANA transition process is significant because the IANA functions is the last place where a single government exercises an oversight role over the management of key parts of the global Internet. For many years now, the NTIA has done an excellent job in providing a safety valve for a system that, nonetheless, never needed it. But, its presence was reassuring. Designing a new system is not an easy task. And, the three operational communities not only acknowledged the difficulty of their task but they did so in a responsible and accountable manner.

And, this brings me to the second thing we need to keep reminding ourselves. For over a year now, the communities have stayed committed and true to processes that reflect much of the Internet’s early design and development. The great thing about these processes is that they were not imposed upon the communities; rather, they have been consistent with their historical modus operandi. What the IANA transition process managed to do on top was to highlight the features of these processes: inclusiveness, openness, efficiency, and transparency. In addition, this last year has seen the communities working closer than ever before and creating new communication channels. These are both significant achievements and demonstrate the maturity of the global Internet community towards achieving a suitable IANA transition.

All this to say that we are closer to a solution as we start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel—but, we are not done. There is still a lot of work to do, many more emails to send and many more telephone conferences to take place. The current momentum needs to be preserved and the community needs to continue to work hard towards a final proposal. Maintaining the cooperation and collaboration is key. ICANN’s 53rd meeting provides the appropriate forum for this to happen.

P.S. For an overview of the Internet Society’s DNS security activities next week at ICANN 53 please read this post from my colleague Dan York.

Photo of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires by Martin St-Amant [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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DNSSEC And DANE Activities At ICANN53 In Buenos Aires On 22-24 June

ICANN 53 LogoNext week we’ll be in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the 53rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and as per usual there will be a great amount of DNS security activity happening.  Some great introductions to DNSSEC and DANE – and some outstanding technical talks (and demos!) on Wednesday. Here are the three main activities – remote participation is available for two of them.  Do note that all times are Argentina Time (ART) which is UTC-3.


DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide

On Monday, 22 June 2015, we’ll have the regular “DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide” session from 17:00-18:30 ART where we’ll do our “skit” dramatizing DNS and DNSSEC.  If you have been seeking to understand WHY this all matters, do join in to see!  You can watch it remotely (or watch the archive later) at:

https://buenosaires53.icann.org/en/schedule/mon-dnssec-everybody

And yes, I’ll be talking about blue smoke as I usually do… and I’ll be in the skit because, why not? 🙂


DNSSEC Implementers Gathering

After the DNSSEC For Everybody session on Monday, many of us who have been involved with deploying DNSSEC or DANE will travel to a nearby Irish pub (yes, in Argentina!) for the “DNSSEC Implementers Gathering” for food, drink and conversation from 19:30-21:30 ART.  Many thanks to CIRA, NIC.AR and SIDN for sponsoring this event.  If you will be at ICANN 53 and would like to join, please RSVP to Julie Hedlund by the end of the day on Thursday, 18 June.


DNSSEC Workshop

As usual, the main event will be the DNSSEC Workshop on Wednesday, 24 June 2015, from 9:00 to 15:15 ART. NOTE THE LATER START TIME! Previously the workshops started at 8:30am but this time our start is 9:00.

Remote participation information, slides, the agenda and more info can be found at:

https://buenosaires53.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec

The sessions will be recorded if you would like to listen to them later.  Slides will be posted as the date gets closer.

The current agenda includes:

0900-0915 – DNSSEC Workshop Introduction, Program, Deployment Around the World – Counts, Counts, Counts

  • Dan York, Internet Society
0915-1030 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Activities in the Latin American Region

  • Moderator/Presenter: Luciano Munichin, NIC.AR
  • Panelists:
    • Luis Diego Espinoza, Consultant, Costa Rica
    • Carlos Martinez, LACNIC
    • Gonzalo Romero, .CO
    • Frederico Neves, .BR
    • Hugo Salgado, NIC.CL
1030-1100 – Presentation: Update on DNSSEC KSK Root Key Rollover

  • Ed Lewis, ICANN
1100-1115 – Break
1115-1215 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Automation

  • Moderator: Russ Mundy, Parsons
  • Panelists:
    • Eberhard Lisse, .NA – Proof of Concept on Smart Card HSM to Automate Key Signing
    • Robert Martin-Legène, Packet Clearing House — PCH DNSSEC Signing Service
    • Joe Waldron, Verisign – Verisign DNSSEC Signing Service
1215-1230 – Great DNS/DNSSEC Quiz

  • Paul Wouters, Fedora
1230-1330 – Lunch Break
1330-1445 – Demonstrations and Presentations: DANE and Applications

  • Moderator: Dan York, Internet Society
  • Panelists:
    • Jaap Akkerhuis, NLNetLabs – One Year of DANE (Some) Lessons Learned
    • Wes Hardaker — Presentation on Opportunistic SMTP Encryption
    • Jacques Latour, CIRA — DNS Operator Role in Domain Management
    • Danny McPherson, Verisign Labs — DNSSEC/DANE: Tools to Encourage Adoption
1445-1500 – Presentation: Deploying New DNSSEC Algorithms

  • Dan York, Internet Society
1500-1515 – Presentation: DNSSEC – How Can I Help?

  • Russ Mundy, Parsons and Dan York, Internet Society

The whole ICANN 53 should be a great event and I’m very much looking forward to it!  Beyond our work with DNSSEC, DANE and DNS security, there will also be a great amount of public policy work happening as well.

If you will be there at ICANN 53 please do say hello – you can find me in these sessions… or drop me a note at york@isoc.org and we can arrange a time to connect.

And … if you want to get started with DNSSEC and DANE, please visit our Start Here page to find resources that can help!

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Call For Participation – DNSSEC Workshop At ICANN 53 Buenos Aires

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? Do you have new measurements about DNSSEC deployment?  Have you found a new use for DANE?

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:

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