ISOC-NY would like to congratulate both Kathy Kleiman and the Public Interest Registry on her appointment as their Director of Policy. As noted on the PIR blog, Kathy has long stood up for the interests and rights of the the Internet using public, not only as a co-founder of the Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN (of which ISOC-NY is a member), but in countless other ways. That she will now have the opportunity to pursue such interests full-time on behalf of the .org community is great news!
See below for a classic example of Kathy in action in a recent ISOC-NY webcast:
The First Annual .ORG Forum was held in Washington DC on Jan 28 2010. After a keynote by Rod Beckstrom of ICANN, there was a panel discussion on Online Security.
Video is below.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is opening a comment period on the Public Interest Registryâ€™s (PIR) proposed implementation of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in .ORG. The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is a not-for-profit corporation created by the Internet Society (ISOC) and is a major source of funding.The Internet Society of New York is a Chapter of ISOC.
DNSSEC digitally signs DNS records but doesnâ€™t encrypt DNS traffic. DNS responses are validated as legitimate and not hacked or tampered with. This ensures users donâ€™t get sent to phishing sites when requesting a legitimate website. DNS security has increasingly become a concern, with DNS being prone to this type of attack, as well as being vulnerable to distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks such as the one that temporarily crippled two of the Internet’s 13 DNS root servers last year. Continue reading