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ICANN DNS incident response proposal

  • To: <stratplan-2010@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: ICANN DNS incident response proposal
  • From: "Andrew Cormack" <Andrew.Cormack@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:42:15 -0000

JANET(UK), as manager and operator of the .ac.uk ccSLD, operator of the
.gov.uk ccSLD and provider of the JANET CSIRT, welcomes ICANN's proposal
to establish a conceptual model for a collaborative DNS security
response system.

We consider that the global importance of Domain Name System is such
that attacks on the system and vulnerabilities in the service must dealt
with as quickly and effectively as possible. The response to the
Kaminsky protocol vulnerability showed the benefits of having protocol
and software experts, DNS operators and Computer Security Incident
Response Teams (CSIRTs) working together to understand and resolve a
problem. Building on that experience to develop a standing framework for
trusted collaboration appears to us the best way to ensure that future
incidents are dealt with as, or even more, effectively. Such a framework
must permit the involvement of expert individuals and organisations from
many different sectors: we consider that ICANN, through its engagement
with both the CSIRT and DNS communities, is well placed to lead the
development of the framework.

Andrew Cormack, Chief Regulatory Adviser
JANET(UK), Lumen House, Library Avenue, Harwell Science and Innovation
Campus, Didcot, OX11 0SG, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1235 822302
Fax: +44 (0) 1235 822399

JANET, the UK's education and research network

JANET(UK) is a trading name of The JNT Association, a company limited
by guarantee which is registered in England under No. 2881024 
and whose Registered Office is at Lumen House, Library Avenue,
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire. OX11 0SG

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