In Network Security Design, It's About the Users

Burt Kaliski | Nov 24, 2015 One of the longstanding goals of network security design is to be able to prove that a system – any system – is secure.

Designers would like to be able to show that a system, properly implemented and operated, meets its objectives for confidentiality, integrity, availability and other attributes against the variety of threats the system may encounter.

A half century into the computing revolution, this goal remains elusive.Read more

As WHOIS Transitions to RDAP, How Do We Avoid the Same Mistakes?

Scott Hollenbeck | Nov 23, 2015

In 1905, philosopher George Santayana famously noted, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” When past attempts to resolve a challenge have failed, it makes sense to consider different approaches even if they seem controversial or otherwise at odds with maintaining the status quo. Such is the case with the opportunity to make real progress in addressing the many functional issues associated with WHOIS. We need to think differently.

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How DANE Strengthens Security for TLS, S/MIME and Other Applications

Shumon Huque | Nov 19, 2015

The Domain Name System (DNS) offers ways to significantly strengthen the security of Internet applications via a new protocol called the DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE). One problem it helps to solve is how to easily find keys for end users and systems in a secure and scalable manner. It can also help to address well-known vulnerabilities in the public Certification Authority (CA) model. Applications today need to trust a large number of global CAs. There are no scoping or naming constraints for these CAs – each one can issue certificates for any server or client on the Internet, so the weakest CA can compromise the security of the whole system. As described later in this article, DANE can address this vulnerability.

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3 Tips for Improving Your Website DNS Performance During the Holidays

Ramakant Pandrangi | Nov 12, 2015
With the biggest shopping season just around the corner, it is more important than ever that your website is available and consumers can find it. As companies add eye-catching images, social share buttons and attractive promotions to grab consumers’ attention, they may also inadvertently be slowing down their website.

For consumers who are increasingly impatient and expect a website to load within two seconds or less, the majority will quickly abandon a slow-loading page along with their shopping cart, resulting in lost revenue. With so many potential problems to slow down your site, the domain name system (DNS) doesn’t have to be one of them. 
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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in October

Blog Moderator | Nov 10, 2015

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of October 2015 are below.  Any surprises?

Top 10 Keywords Registered in October 2015

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