Dr. Paul Vixie is Chairman and Founder of Internet Systems Consortium. He served as President of MAPS, PAIX and MIBH, as CTO of Abovenet/MFN, and on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies. He has served on the ARIN Board of Trustees since 2005, where he also served as Chairman in 2008 and 2009. He is a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980. He is considered the primary author and technical architect of BIND 8, and he hired many of the people who wrote BIND 9 and the people now working on BIND 10. He has authored or co-authored a dozen or so RFCs, mostly on DNS and related topics, and of Sendmail: Theory and Practice (Digital Press, 1994). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS and DNSSEC).
Stories and Lessons from DNS Changer
Dr. Vixie is a member of the team who handled the takedown of DNS Changer. In this talk, Vixie will give the brief backstory to what DNS Changer was, explain how the takedown was planned and executed, describe the measured remediation results so far, and illuminate some lessons we can learn about how to handle future victim populations in the 500K+ size range.
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