WASHINGTON, DC — ATIS today announced publication of a new report, Technical Impacts of DNS Privacy and Security on Network Service Scenarios, which makes a major contribution toward helping service providers address the challenges as well as the opportunities in DNS encryption.
The domain name system (DNS) is a critical Internet service that resolves understandable domain names, such as “atis.org,” to numerical IP addresses. Yet, most DNS signaling today is sent using protocols that do not support security provisions, e.g. cryptographic confidentiality protection and integrity protection.
To address this, new protocols have been specified that implement cryptographic DNS security. While their implementation can have positive benefits, it can also conflict with important and widely implemented network services based on DNS. These include techniques to mitigate malware as well as to fulfill regulatory obligations. This report describes the technical impacts of DNS security protocols in a range of network scenarios. It also contains a set of talking points ISPs, as well as other parties, can use to communicate about these topics to end customers, enterprise network administrators and internal stakeholders.
“Our members asked ATIS to examine the impacts and best practices related to the rapid introduction of DNS security protocols, particularly in web browsers, from a network systems perspective,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “With this report, ATIS delivers some of the first-ever industry recommendations to cooperatively improve DNS security and provide the groundwork for future collaboration to address evolving security threats. Technical Impacts of DNS Privacy and Security on Network Service Scenarios is designed to help ATIS service provider and enterprise members boost DNS security and address legal imperatives — all while excelling at their core business objectives.”
Access Technical Impacts of DNS Privacy and Security on Network Service Scenarios in the ATIS White Paper Center.
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