Annual Meeting & DNS as a Defense Vector by Dr. Vixie


And cheesesteak sandwiches

Chapter is excited to offer food, drinks and a presentation on DNS as a Defense Vector by Dr.Vixie.

(ISC)² SF Chapter Annual Meeting & DNS as a Defense Vector by Dr. Vixie

Date: January 12, 2017
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Where: Symantec, 303 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Parking: Garage and street parking may be available. Taking public transport is recommended.
Guests: Yes
CPE Credit: 1.5 hour
Food & Drinks: Cheesesteak sandwiches, beer, wine.

The annual member meeting is where we will discuss chapter business, vote on important chapter initiatives and hold the officer’s election. We will also have guest speaker Dr. Paul Vixie to talk about DNS As a Defense Vector so we can credit Group A CPE’s for (ISC)² credential holders.


Dr. Paul Vixie


DNS as a Defense Vector

DNS enables everything else on the Internet — both good and bad. By watching what bad guys do with their DNS configurations and offering them differentiated (that is to say, poor) service, defenders can re-level the playing field in our favor. In this presentation, Internet pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security, will explain what DNSSEC and TSIG (Secure DNS and Transaction Signatures) are and why you might want them, explain what RRL and RPZ (Response Rate Limiting and Response Policy Zones) do and why you absolutely do want them, and the importance of passive DNS monitoring and how it can significantly advance cyber investigations by hunt teams and other security professionals.
Dr. Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO and cofounder of award-winning Farsight Security, Inc. He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS. Dr.Vixie is a prolific author of open source Internet software including BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010.

Photos from the event