Security SIG: Featuring Nominum
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.
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required
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