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OpenDNS provides cloud-delivered Internet security, protecting distributed networks, Wi-Fi Hotspots, and on- and off-network employees from malware and inappropriate content through Umbrella. With …

ISOC Issues Paper on Policy and Technical Implications of Domain Name System (DNS) Filtering
September 21, 2011

The Internet Society (ISOC) has issued a paper entitled " ISOC Perspectives on Domain Name System (DNS) Filtering" (PDF).  The context for the paper is summarized as follows:  …

Technical Experts Discuss Dangers of 'Collateral Damage' from Protect IP Act (PIPA)
July 15, 2011

A press briefing on the Protect IP Act (PIPA) was held yesterday in the EDUCAUSE Washington office.  A number of articles appeared in the press based on this briefing by Internet engineers.…

Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PIPA)
July 8, 2011

In a continuing effort to keep our members apprised of implications of this legislation (see previous posts on May 25, 2011), the EDUCAUSE Policy Analysis and Advocacy Program has released a…

Helping Secure the Internet with DNSSEC
September 22, 2010

Key Takeaways The Domain Name System (DNS) suffers from vulnerabilities that when exploited can have devastating effects on the affected institutions and their communities. DNS Security…

Port 53 Wars: Security of the Domain Name System and Thinking About DNSSEC
February 14, 2007

Correct functioning of the domain name system (DNS) is key to the security and usability of virtually all network applications, yet many Internet2-connected sites have easily identified and explo…

Notice of Inquiry to Examine Security of the Domain Name and Addressing System
October 9, 2008

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration , of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding “Enhancing the Security and Stabil…

DC News: NTIA Cancels IANA Functions RFP - Extends ICANN's Authority Until 9-30-12
March 12, 2012

On March 10, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) canceled the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new Internet Assigned Numbers …

George Washington University to Host Debate Over Using DNS to Curtail Bad Behavior Online on 1-25-12
January 23, 2012

On Wed., Jan. 25, 2012, starting at noon, the GWU Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute will host a debate on a very controversial topic both inside and outside the Beltway – the use of…

Top-Level and "Adult" Internet Domains
August 29, 2011

Over the next several months colleges and universities are likely to face two questions involving their Internet identity: • whether to secure their own generic top-level domain (gTLD), an…


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