In an earlier blog we mentioned the recommendations made by the CSRIC (Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council), a Federal Advisory Committee for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to improve Internet safety. This is a set of industry-wide best practices for ISPs and other organizations that operate critical infrastructure. The voluntary best practices outlined in the recommendations are designed to address three main cyber-security issues facing commercial networks and the Internet: Read more
In December of this year the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) will be held. 193 nations will be coming together in Dubai to review the International Telecommunications Regulations as part of an ongoing United Nations treaty. Among other telecommunications issues these regulations are used for the Internet.
For the first time, the agenda may include such polarizing subjects as who will control the Internet; at the heart of the issues, too, is a lingering question about who will oversee the Domain Name Systems (DNS) residing on our root servers. Read more
Even though more than two years have passed since federal government agencies were required to support DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on their web sites, only 57 percent of agencies have met these requirements. In other words, about 40 percent of federal agencies have not secured their domains to protect users from domain name hijacking and cache poisoning attacks. Read more