OpenDNS Founder and CTO David Ulevitch has been invited to speak about the future of DNS security at RSA 2009 in San Francisco. This is big news for a few reasons – first because more than 2,800 very well-qualified people submitted to speak for only 240 slots, and second because DNS security is arguably one of handful of network security priorities for 2009.
We talked a bit a few months ago about the fact that so many networks remain vulnerable to the DNS hole Dan Kaminsky discovered. Some estimates are as high as 25%, which is amazing given the potential damage the vulnerability represents. Reasons given for the failure to take action are simple — people just don’t know how to patch, or that something as simple as setting up OpenDNS will secure their network.
That’s precisely why David’s talk is so important, and likely why RSA wants him to be there. If you’re planning to be at RSA, David’s talk is one not to be missed. Check it out on Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m. More details here.