Keep In Good Company, Practice Safe DNS
Who’s hitting your server? As we head deeper into National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s about time we all take a step back and think about whether or not you – and your IT colleagues – are practicing safe DNS. Starting today, .ORG is helping you do just that with our brand new “Practice Safe DNS” web site and campaign. Our goal is simple: to promote security and curb ground abuse of the DNS by showing how domain holders, registrars, web developers, IT professionals and the like can respectively play a increasingly relevant role in providing a safer and more secure Internet. After all, as Steve Crocker, CEO of Shinkuro and one of our safe DNS experts, notes: “The first domain name may have been created 25 years ago, but the Internet is still in its infancy when it comes to security.” Isn’t it time we caught up?
PracticeSafeDNS.org is a campaign like no other. In an unprecedented effort, we have gathered some of today’s Internet heavyweights to speak via video testimonials and blogs about the threats lurking in the Internet’s infrastructure and how to best combat them. Joining Steve Crocker are Vint Cerf of Google (the “Father” of the Internet), Jim Galvin of Afilias (DNSSEC expert), Dan Kaminsky of Recursion (discoverer of the “Kaminsky Bug”), Cricket Liu, VP of Architecture at Infoblox (and co-author of “DNS and BIND”), and Ram Mohan of Afilias (pioneer in Internet security).