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Videos And Slides Available From ICANN 54 DNSSEC Workshop

ICANN 54 logoIf you are interested in learning more about the current state of DNSSEC and DANE technologies, tools and deployment, the slides and videos are now available from the ICANN 54 DNSSEC activities that happened this month in Dublin, Ireland.

The first session was the “DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide” that includes a skit where DNS and DNSSEC interactions are acted out.  It may or may not win a Tony award… but it was fun to do and people have generally told us that it helps them understand DNS and DNSSEC. The basic page for the DNSSEC For Everybody session that includes the slides and handout can be found at:

https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/schedule/mon-dnssec-everybody

The video recording is available online and is embedded here:

The second session was the 6-hour DNSSEC Workshop on Wednesday, 21 October 2015.  You can see the agenda and download all the slides at:

https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/schedule/wed-dnssec

The session was recorded in two video segments due to the lunch break:

There were some great discussions about DNSSEC deployment around Europe, around challenges getting ISPs to start validating, about new mechanisms to automate DNSSEC signing – and a lengthy session at the end about using DNSSEC and DANE to secure email, complete with some live demos that sadly didn’t work out so well.  (But hey, we appreciated the speakers’ trying live demos!)

Morning session:

Afternoon session:

Thank you to all involved for what turned out to be a great day of interesting sessions!

Watch for the Call for Presentations for ICANN 55 in Marakech – coming soon!

And if you want to get started with DNSSEC and DANE now, please visit our Start Here page to begin.

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Watch Live Today – DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN54

ICANN 54 logoDo you want to learn more about DNSSEC in Europe?  Do you want to know about how DANE can add security to TLS?  Curious how DNSSEC and DANE can secure email?

To learn more on all of these topics, you can listen and watch live today (21 Oct 2015) from 9:00 – 15:15 Irish Standard Time (UTC+1).

You can find all the slides and live audio at:

https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/schedule/wed-dnssec

There is a “virtual meeting room” there that will combine the slides, audio and chat.  For live video, you can watch on YouTube at:

The agenda is currently:

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

  • Dan York, Internet Society
0915-1045 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Activities in the European Region

  • Moderator: Russ Mundy, Parsons
  • Panelists:
    • Ondrej Filip, CZNIC
    • Billy Glynn, Consultant
    • Cristian Hesselman, SIDN
    • Peter Koch, DENIC
    • Vincent Levigneron, AFNIC
    • Peter Janssen, EURid
    • Sara Monteiro, .PT
    • Roland van Rijswijk, Surfnet – Making the Case for Elliptic Curves in DNSSEC
1045-1100 – Break
1100-1215 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC On The Edge

  • Moderator: Jacques Latour, CIRA
  • Panelists:
    • Joe Abley, Dyn – Registrar Signing Services
    • Ólafur Guðmundsson, CloudFlare – DNSSEC Signing at Scale on the Edge
    • Jacques Latour, CIRA — DNSSEC DS Auto Provisioning (DSAP)
1215-1230 – Great DNS/DNSSEC Quiz

  • Paul Wouters, Fedora
1230-1315 – Lunch Break
1315-1430 – Demonstrations and Presentations: DNSSEC and Applications

  • Moderator: Dan York, Internet Society
  • Panelists:
    • Sara Dickinson, Sinodun — DNSSEC for Legacy Applications
    • Wes Hardaker, Parsons – DNSSEC/DANE Demonstration
    • Richard Lamb, ICANN – Outlook and SMIME/DNSSEC Demonstration
    • Paul Wouters, Fedora – Protocols and Applications to Add an Additional Security Layer
1430-1500 – Presentation: Stimulating DNSSEC Validation for .NL

  • Cristian Hesselman, SIDN/SIDN Labs
1500-1515 – Presentation: DNSSEC – How Can I Help?

  • Russ Mundy, Parsons and Dan York, Internet Society

All the sessions will be recorded so you will be able to go back and listen to what is being discussed today.

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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Watch Live Today – DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner's Guide – ICANN 54

ICANN 54 logoWant to understand what DNSSEC is all about?  Would you like to understand how DNSSEC helps make DNS more secure?  And why DNSSEC is important?

Today (19 October 2015) in just under two hours at 5:30 pm Irish Summer Time (IST – UTC+1) we’ll be streaming the “DNSSEC For Everyone – A Beginner’s Guide” session live out of ICANN 54 in Dublin, Ireland. This is a fun session that takes a humorous view on DNSSEC… and includes a number of people acting out a skit showing how DNS and DNSSEC work! 🙂  We throw in some caveman… and I spend some time talking about blue smoke!

Feedback from past sessions is that this all has helped people understand better how this all works – and so we encourage you to watch if you can.  The session is scheduled for 90 minutes, but the first 45 is typically the presentation and then the remainder is a question and answer period.

You can watch the video and slides for the session at:

https://icann.adobeconnect.com/dub54-L4foyer

A live video stream is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq0uU7zsD7I

An audio-only streaming option is also available from the session page on the ICANN 54 web site.

The session begins at 5:30 pm IST in Dublin, which is also 6:30 pm in central Europe and 12:30 pm in US Eastern time.

If you can’t watch the event live, it will be recorded and an archive will be available sometime after ICANN 54 on the session page.

And if you want to get started understanding DNSSEC and DANE, please head on over to our Start Here page to find resources to help you begin!

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ICANN 54 in Dublin: IANA, Women In Technology, DNS Security and more…

Over the next seven days we’ll have an Internet Society team on the ground in Dublin, Ireland, at the 54th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In fact, some of our team members are already in Dublin engaged in the IANA stewardship transition meetings that will occur for much of this weekend.  As was the case with ICANN 53 in June in Buenos Aires, we expect the IANA transition to dominate much of the policy discussions all week.  Please visit our IANA stewardship transition page for more information about our views.

Beyond IANA, we expect some policy discussions about the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in November and the 10-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10). There will be a public session on “Internet Governance” on Thursday, 22 October, from 9:30 – 11:00 Irish Standard Time (IST) that will be available for remote participation at:

https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/schedule/thu-ig

We expect that Konstantinos Komaitis will participate in that session on our behalf.

Outside of the policy space, our President and CEO, Kathy Brown, will participate in a session on Monday, 19 October, from 15:15 – 16:45 IST on “Women in ICANN, Internet and ICTs: Opportunities and Challenges“. Remote participation is available at:

https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/schedule/mon-women-ict

This builds on Kathy’s activities in Deauville, France, this past week where she spoke on a high-level panel at the Women’s Global Forum about how digital technologies are driving poverty reduction.

As per usual at ICANN meetings, I will be very active with DNS security (DNSSEC) sessions, including an introductory session on Monday and the 6+ hour DNSSEC Workshop most of the day on Wednesday. I wrote about this in more detail over on the Deploy360 blog.   I will also be participating in the Technology Experts Group meeting on Wednesday. (UPDATE, 16 Oct: ICANN CTO David Conrad just canceled the TEG meeting due to scheduling conflicts.)

On Tuesday evening we’ll hold our regular “ISOC@ICANN” meeting for Internet Society members, but we’re changing the format a good bit and trying out some new ideas. We’ll also be holding the event in an actual castle!  You can find out more information in Connect and register if you are an ISOC member who will be attending ICANN54.

Beyond all of that, you can expect us to be visible in many of the sessions throughout the ICANN 54 week, engaging in the discussions and continuing our work to ensure the Internet remains open, trusted and available to all.  Please do find us and say hello!


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DNSSEC And DANE Activities At ICANN54 In Dublin On 19-21 October

ICANN 54 logoNext week we’ll be in Dublin, Ireland, for the 54th 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 Irish Standard Time (UTC+1).


DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide

On Monday, 19 October 2015, we’ll have the regular “DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide” session from 17:30-19:00 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://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/schedule/mon-dnssec-everybody

And yes, I’ll be talking about blue smoke as I usually do…


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 restaurant for the “DNSSEC Implementers Gathering” for food, drink and conversation from 19:00-20:00 IST. Many thanks to Afilias for sponsoring the event this time.  Perhaps obviously, there is no remote participation possible for this event.


DNSSEC Workshop

As usual, the main event will be the DNSSEC Workshop on Wednesday, 21 October 2015, from 9:00 to 15:15 IST.

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

https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/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
0915-1045 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Activities in the European Region

  • Moderator: Russ Mundy, Parsons
  • Panelists:
    • Ondrej Filip, CZNIC
    • Billy Glynn, Consultant
    • Cristian Hesselman, SIDN
    • Peter Koch, DENIC
    • Vincent Levigneron, AFNIC
    • Peter Janssen, EURid
    • Sara Monteiro, .PT
    • Roland van Rijswijk, Surfnet – Making the Case for Elliptic Curves in DNSSEC
1045-1100 – Break
1100-1215 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC On The Edge

  • Moderator: Jacques Latour, CIRA
  • Panelists:
    • Joe Abley, Dyn – Registrar Signing Services
    • Ólafur Guðmundsson, CloudFlare – DNSSEC Signing at Scale on the Edge
    • Jacques Latour, CIRA — DNSSEC DS Auto Provisioning (DSAP)
1215-1230 – Great DNS/DNSSEC Quiz

  • Paul Wouters, Fedora
1230-1315 – Lunch Break
1315-1430 – Demonstrations and Presentations: DNSSEC and Applications

  • Moderator: Dan York, Internet Society
  • Panelists:
    • Sara Dickinson, Sinodun — DNSSEC for Legacy Applications
    • Wes Hardaker, Parsons – DNSSEC/DANE Demonstration
    • Richard Lamb, ICANN – Outlook and SMIME/DNSSEC Demonstration
    • Paul Wouters, Fedora – Protocols and Applications to Add an Additional Security Layer
1430-1500 – Presentation: Stimulating DNSSEC Validation for .NL

  • Cristian Hesselman, SIDN/SIDN Labs
1500-1515 – Presentation: DNSSEC – How Can I Help?

  • Russ Mundy, Parsons and Dan York, Internet Society

If you will be there at ICANN 54 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 54 in Dublin, Ireland

ICANN 54 logoWould you like to present an idea you have related to DNSSEC or DANE to a gathering of people within the DNSSEC community?  Do you have an idea for a new tool or service? Have you recently implemented DNSSEC or DANE and want to share your story?

If so – and if you will be attending ICANN 54 in Dublin on October 21 – please send a brief 1-2 sentence proposal to:

dnssec-dublin@isoc.org

The deadline is Monday, August 17, so please send your proposal soon!

We are open to proposals on a wide range of topics – the full Call for Participation is included below with suggestions to help, but we are also open to proposals on pretty much any topic related to DNSSEC / DANE / DNS security.


Call For Participation

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 54 meeting on 21 October in Dublin, Ireland.  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 Buenos Aires, Argentina on 24 June 2015. The presentations and transcripts are available at: https://buenosaires53.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec.

At ICANN 54 we are particularly interested in live demonstrations of uses of DNSSEC or DANE.  Examples might include:

  • Email clients and servers using DNSSEC, OPENPGPKEY, or S/MIME 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, XMPP, SMTP, S/MIME or PGP/GPG.
  • Innovative uses of APIs to do something new and different using DNSSEC/DANE.
  • S/MIME and Microsoft Outlook integration with active directory.

Our interest is to provide current examples of the state of development and to show real-world examples of how DNSSEC and DANE related innovation 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 Europe

For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been involved in DNSSEC deployment in Europe 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:  Are you interested in reporting on DNSSEC validation of your ISPs? 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.  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:

  • Can you describe your experiences with negative Trust Anchors and operational realities?
  • 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.)?

4. 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?

5.  DANE and DNSSEC application automation

For DNSSEC to reach massive deployment levels it is clear that a higher level of automation is required than is currently available. There also 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 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?
  • 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 application automation 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.

6.  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?

7.  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?

8. 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-dublin@isoc.org by **Monday, 17 August 2015**

We hope that you can join us.

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR
Cath Goulding, Nominet UK
Julie Hedlund, ICANN
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