DENVER – November 19, 2012 – A Secure64 Software Corporation progress report on DNSSEC adoption reveals the extent to which organizations in a number of industries are falling short of their own objectives for making Domain Name Server (DNS) infrastructure more secure. The progress report is a follow-up to a 2010 study by Forrester Research titled, “DNSSEC Ready for Prime Time,” which reported on organizations’ plans to implement Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) security protocols in order to shore up vulnerabilities in DNS.
“Given the heightened concern over cyber security threats, including the recent secret directive from the White House, rejected cyber security legislation from the Senate, efforts by the FCC, and cyber attacks on banks and others, we thought it was worthwhile looking into progress on the least expensive but one of the most significant enhancements to cyber security—DNSSEC,” said Steve Goodbarn, CEO of Secure64. “One of the most interesting aspects of the Forrester study was a survey of organizations that asked about their progress on DNSSEC adoption. Of the organizations that were familiar with DNSSEC, 95 percent told Forrester that they had already deployed DNSSEC or had plans to deploy it within 18 months. Secure64’s followup research shows that those plans have not yet come to fruition.”
DNSSEC lets internet users know for sure that their web and email communications reach the server that they intended, and are not hijacked by an attacker. DNSSEC is needed to make SSL and VPN truly trustworthy. The Forrester study examined DNSSEC adoption in a number of key industries whose business activities depend on DNS security, including financial services, media and entertainment, government agencies, internet service providers and online commerce.
Secure64’s progress report tracks DNSSEC adoption in several of these key industries, by looking for evidence of either a trial deployment or full deployment of DNSSEC.
Media and Entertainment
• 98 percent of 50 the world’s leading media and entertainment organizations show no evidence of either trial deployments or full deployments of DNSSEC.
Telecommunications and Internet Service Providers
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