The DNS is the phone book of the internet, and most IP services are entirely dependent on its stability and performance. With the recent rash of DNS DDoS attacks, it has become clear that the DNS needs a special security status.
On October 21, 2016, leading websites including Twitter, Netflix and Spotify were severely interrupted by an attack on DNS hosting provider Dyn.
In the wake of the massive attack against DNS provider Dyn, we as a security industry need to ask ourselves “what the hell are we going to do about the usage of dumb, secure-less IOT devices to become a bot army?”
Recently, Robert Reich argued that the centralization of DNS on the “platforms of giants” has led to the vulnerability of the internet, as witnessed by the massive assault on DNS provider Dyn.
We are proud of our DNSSEC heritage here at Secure64. We launched the first fully automated DNSSEC signing appliance in 2008, just weeks after security researcher Dan Kaminsky made public the flaws in the DNS protocol that DNSSEC addresses.
On June 9th, Ethiopia became the latest nation state to move to legislate on Internet content. I, for one, am sold on the idea of blocking bad internet content, especially illegal content. Give organisations, institutions and parents control over what internet content comes through their networks.