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DNS as a Defense Vector

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Author: Paul Vixie

DNS offers a commanding view of both the local and global internet, and provides unparalleled intelligence on cybercriminals and attack methods. This lecture will explain how DNS can be protected, and how it can be used to protect other connected targets. In his presentation, the speaker will provide an overview of cache poisoning, DNSSEC, DDoS, rate limiting, DNS firewalls with RPZ, and passive DNS monitoring.

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Dr. Paul Vixie is the CEO of Farsight Security. He is a former chairman of Internet Systems Consortium, President of MAPS, PAIX and MIBH. He served on the ARIN Board of Trustees and was a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee. Vixie has been contributing to internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980. He wrote Cron (for BSD and Linux), and is considered the primary author and technical architect of BIND 4.9 and BIND 8. He has authored or co-authored a dozen of RFCs, mostly on DNS and related topics. He earned his PhD from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC, and was named to the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014.

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