Dr. Paul Mockapetris created the Domain Name System (DNS) in 1983 with an initial goal of replacing the centralized host table of names with a decentralized database, but it was always intended to be extensible to new problems and applications. Today, DNS is the backbone of the Internet, enabling all online transactions, good or bad, around the world.
In a rare conversation, ThreatSTOP Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of DNS, and Farsight Security CEO Dr. Paul Vixie, who designed, implemented and deployed several DNS protocol extensions and applications that are used throughout the Internet today, will discuss a number of topics including:
- The evolution of DNS and how it has been weaponized by cybercriminals to commit fraud, espionage and other cybercrime
- Specific DNS-based techniques used by the bad guys to infiltrate today's enterprises
- How organizations can play offense against these attacks, including utilizing the DNS to better secure their infrastructure, intellectual property and customers.
- The future of DNS – and its pivotal role in security moving forward
Information shared during this webinar is valuable across every vertical industry.
About the Speakers
Dr. Paul Vixie: Chairman, CEO & Co-founder of Farsight Security Inc.
Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014, Dr. Vixie designed, implemented and deployed several DNS protocol extensions and applications that are used throughout the Internet today. Prior to Farsight, he served as President, Chairman, and founder of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC); as President of MAPS, PAIX, and MIBH; and as CTO of Abovenet/MFN. He served on the ARIN Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013, and as Chairman in 2008 and 2009. Dr. Vixie is a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
Dr. Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of DNS and
Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP
Paul invented the DNS while at USC’s Information Sciences Institute, and oversaw its root servers during its early years. He subsequently served as program manager at (D)ARPA, IETF Chair, and Division Director at ISI before turning to the startup world. He was founder at the first large scale Internet over cable ISP @Home, CTO at Software.com and Fiberlane, and Chief Scientist at Nominum. He became an Inaugural member of the Internet Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and the National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of the IEEE Internet Award and the ACM Sigcomm Award. He earned learner’s permits in Physics and EE from MIT, and a PhD in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine.