Dr. Paul Mockapetris created the Domain Name System (DNS) in 1983 with anÂ initial goal of replacing the centralized host table of names with aÂ decentralized database, but it was always intended to be extensible toÂ new problems and applications.Â Today, DNS is the backbone of theÂ Internet, enabling all online transactions, good or bad, around theÂ world.
In a rare conversation, ThreatSTOP Chief Scientist Dr. PaulÂ Mockapetris, the inventor of DNS, and Farsight Security CEO Dr. PaulÂ Vixie, who designed, implemented and deployed several DNS protocolÂ extensions and applications that are used throughout the Internet today,Â will discuss a number of topics including:
- Â The evolution of DNS and how it has been weaponized by cybercriminals to commit fraud, espionage and other cybercrime
- Â Specific DNS-based techniques used by the bad guys to infiltrate today’s enterprises
- Â How organizations can play offense against these attacks, including utilizing the DNS to better secure their infrastructure, intellectual property and customers.
- Â The future of DNS â and its pivotal role in security moving forward
Information shared during this webinar will be valuable across everyÂ vertical industry — don’t miss this special event.
A Conversation with Dr. Paul Mockapetris and Farsight Security CEO Dr. Paul Vixie
Live Interactive Webinar: Tuesday, February 27th 1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific
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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 protocolÂ extensions and applications that are used throughout the InternetÂ today. Prior to Farsight, he served as President, Chairman, andÂ founder of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC); as President ofÂ MAPS, PAIX, and MIBH; and as CTO of Abovenet/MFN. He served on theÂ ARIN Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013, and as Chairman in 2008Â and 2009. Dr. Vixie is a founding member of ICANN Root Server SystemÂ Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and StabilityÂ Advisory Committee (SSAC).
Dr. Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of DNS and
Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP
Paul invented the DNS while at USCâs 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 learnerâs permits in Physics and EE from MIT, and a PhD in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine.