David’s Take: time for that DNS upgrade
Have you heard that story about how seven people “control the entire Internet?” Of course it isn’t true, and this piece from ICANN – who does control the deployment of certain critical protocols – explains why. But that brings up a more interesting event which is scheduled to happen later this year. That is when the cryptographic keys that control access to the secure DNS system are being upgraded. ICANN has been preparing for this for quite some time. It will be the first time in seven years that the DNS system has been upgraded. Internet service providers, enterprise network operators and others who operate DNSSEC validation systems must upgrade with the public part of the new key signing data.
-- David Strom, editor of Inside Security