Issue No.05 - September/October (2009 vol.7)
Daniel Massey , Colorado State University
Dorothy E. Denning , Naval Postgraduate School
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2009.121
Virtually every Internet application relies on the Domain Name System, but security wasn't a major goal of its original design. The result is several critical vulnerabilities, reviewed in this introduction to a special issue on DNS security. To address the security challenges, the community developed the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), which are undergoing deployment. The articles in this special issue summarize key aspects of how to deploy DNSSEC at authoritative servers, resolvers, and public key learning.
DNS, DNSSEC, critical infrastructure, network security, domain name system
Daniel Massey, Dorothy E. Denning, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Securing the Domain Name System", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.7, no. 5, pp. 11-13, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.121