Charla: “DNS Robustness Amid Misconfiguration, Attack, and Abuse”
Casey Deccio, Brigham Young University.
Abstract: The Domain Name System has been around for over 30 years. It continues to be a target, both of attack and abuse. Cache poisoning or typo squatting can affect end users by transparently redirecting their network traffic to a destination other than that they intended. Reflection and amplification attacks use the resources of unwitting DNS attacks. DNS privacy has become a concern as users use third-party DNS services, outside their network. While solutions have been proposed, their deployment is not always easy nor ubiquitous. In this talk, I discuss some of the challenges faced by the DNS, as well as some of the proposed solutions. I will discuss DNSSEC, DDoS and Response Rate Limiting, and multi-vantage point measurement techniques.
Bio: Casey Deccio is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. His research interests are in network measurement and anti-abuse for improved stability and security of the Internet. He leads the Internet Measurement and Anti-Abuse Laboratory (IMAAL), which
research includes (but is not limited to) the following areas: NS/DNSSEC deployment and measurement, IPv6 deployment and measurement, and DDoS prevention and mitigation techniques.