[dns-operations] Call for Participation -- ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Julie Hedlund julie.hedlund at icann.org
Thu Aug 3 17:00:16 UTC 2017

Call for Participation -- ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi, UAE


The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), are planning a DNSSEC Workshop during the ICANN60 meeting held from 01 November 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE tentatively from 0900-1500 local time.  The DNSSEC Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments.  For reference, the most recent session was held at the ICANN Policy Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The presentations and transcripts are available at: https://schedule.icann.org/event/B3zi/dnssec-workshop[schedule.icann.org].


At ICANN60 we are particularly interested in live demonstrations of uses of DNSSEC or DANE.  Examples might include:


* Innovative uses of APIs to do something new and different using DNSSEC/DANE.

* Email clients and servers using DNSSEC, OPENPGPKEY, or S/MIME for secure email.

* DNSSEC automation and deployment using CDS, CDNSKey, and CSYNC.

* DNSSEC signing solutions and innovation.

* Tools for automating the generation of DNSSEC/DANE records.

* Services for monitoring or managing DNSSEC signing or validation.

* Tools or services for using DNSSEC/DANE along with other existing protocols and

  services such as SSH, XMPP, SMTP, S/MIME or PGP/GPG.


Our interest is to provide current examples of the state of development and to show real-world examples of how DNSSEC and DANE related innovation can be used to increase the overall security of the Internet.  We are open to presentations and demonstrations related to any topic associated with DNSSEC and DANE.  Examples of the types of topics we are seeking include:


1.  DNSSEC activities in the Middle East Region


For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been involved in DNSSEC deployment in the region and also from those who have not deployed DNSSEC but who have a keen interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment.  In particular, we will consider the following questions:  Are you interested in reporting on DNSSEC validation of your ISPs? What can DNSSEC do for you? What doesn't it do?  What are the internal tradeoffs to implementing DNSSEC? What did you learn in your deployment of DNSSEC?  We are interested in presentations from both people involved with the signing of domains and people involved with the deployment of DNSSEC-validating DNS resolvers.


2.  Impact and Results of Root Key Rollover


Following the Root Key Rollover, we would like to bring together a panel of people who can talk about the impacts to ISPs, equipment providers and end users, and also what was done to mitigate those issues. In particular, we are seeking participation from vendors, ISPs, and the community that may have been affected by distribution of new root keys.  you have a specific concern about the Root Key Rollover we would like to hear from you.


3. Implementing next generation DNSSEC signing at Registries and DNS Operators


Now that DNSSEC technology has matured many Registries and DNS Operators have upgraded their legacy DNSSEC signing services with innovative solutions. 

* Real world use cases of HSMs and key management.

* Signing at the edge


We would be interested in seeing presentations or demonstrations on those topics.


4. The operational realities of running DNSSEC


Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries, registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC? What is the best practice around your local key rollovers? How often do you review your disaster recovery procedures? Is there operational familiarity within your customer support teams? What operational statistics have we gathered about DNSSEC? Are there experiences being documented in the form of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?


5.  DANE and DNSSEC application automation


For DNSSEC to reach massive deployment levels it is clear that a higher level of automation is required than is currently available. There also is strong interest for DANE usage within web transactions as well as for securing email and Voice-over-IP (VoIP). We are seeking presentations on topics such as:

* How can the industry use DANE and other DNSSEC applications as a mechanism for creating a more secure Internet?

* What tools, systems and services are available to help automate DNSSEC key management?

* Can you provide an analysis of current tools/services and identify gaps?

* What are some of the new and innovative uses of DANE and other DNSSEC applications in new areas or industries?

* What tools and services are now available that can support DANE usage?


We would be particularly interested in any live demonstrations of DNSSEC / DANE application automation and services.  Demonstrations of new tools that make the setup of DNSSEC or DANE more automated would also be welcome.


6.  DNSSEC and DANE in the enterprise and in the enterprise tool set


Enterprises and enterprise software can play a critical role in both providing DNSSEC validation to their internal networks and also through signing of the domains owned by the enterprise. We are seeking presentations from enterprises and enterprise software providers that have implemented DNSSEC on validation and/or signing processes and can address questions such as:

* What enterprise software support or plan do you have to support DNSSEC?

* What are the benefits to enterprises of rolling out DNSSEC validation? And how do they do so?

* What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations and how could DANE and other DNSSEC applications address those challenges?

* How should an enterprise best prepare its IT staff and network to implement DNSSEC?

* What enterprise tools and systems are available to assist enterprises in the deployment of DNSSEC?

* How can the DANE protocol be used within an enterprise to bring a higher level of security to transactions using SSL/TLS certificates?


7.  Implementing DNSSEC validation at Internet Service Providers (ISPs)


Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a critical role by enabling DNSSEC validation for the caching DNS resolvers used by their customers.  We have now seen massive rollouts of DNSSEC validation within large North American ISPs and at ISPs around the world.  We are interested in presentations on topics such as:

* Can you describe your experiences with negative Trust Anchors and operational realities?

* What does an ISP need to do to prepare its network for implementing DNSSEC validation? 

* How does an ISP need to prepare its support staff and technical staff for the rollout of DNSSEC validation? 

* Can you provide results and/or impacts of the impact of root key rollover?

* What rollover technique do you use, i.e., RFC 5011 or other?


In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.


If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-abudhabi at isoc.org by **08 September 2017**


We hope that you can join us.


Thank you,


Julie Hedlund


On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:

Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT

Jacques Latour, .CA

Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC

Russ Mundy, Parsons

Ondřej Filip, CZ.NIC

Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS

Dan York, Internet Society

Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR

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