• Security SIG: Featuring Nominum Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 06:30PM to 09:00PM
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Rd., Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA
    Software Architecture and Platform

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Security SIG: Featuring Nominum

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    Topic: Defending the foundations of the Internet
    
    This presentation will cover the DNS security flaw that emerged as a
    critical issue confronting the entire Internet when it was revealed in
    the summer of 2008.  This flaw allows an attacker to execute a "fast
    poisoning" attack to compromise DNS records for websites, mail servers,
    or other applications.  This kind of pharming attack allows redirection
    of traffic in a way that is essentially undetectable by Internet users
    since the DNS pointed them to their destination.
    
    The short term solution to this problem as well as the vendor and
    industry response will be discussed.  The need for additional
    protections will also be covered.
    
    Speaker: Bruce Van Nice, Director of Product Marketing, Nominum
    
    Nominum is the leading vendor of commercial grade network naming and
    addressing solutions.  Nominum engineers and leaders are deeply 
    immersed in DNS having written the latest version of the Berkeley 
    Internet Name Domain (BIND) package as well as many DNS RFCs, 
    including the original DNS RFC as well as RFCs defining DNSSEC.
    
    Bruce has worked in the networking industry for more than 20 years in a
    variety of product marketing roles, primarily focused on Internet
    infrastructure.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern
    University.
     

     

    Location
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA

     

    Agenda
    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion

    Price
    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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