[LACNIC/Seguridad] Fwd: Root Signing announcement

Carlos M. Martinez carlos.martinez en csirt-antel.com.uy
Vie Jun 5 11:08:46 BRT 2009

Esta es una muy buena noticia, junto con la de que .ORG ya esta firmado.

Francisco Arias wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Steve Crocker <steve en shinkuro.com>
> Date: 2009/6/3
> Subject: [dnssec-deployment] Root Signing announcement
> To: DNSSEC deployment <dnssec-deployment en shinkuro.com>
> Cc: Steve Crocker <steve en shinkuro.com>
> Both ICANN and NIST are displaying a press release that the U.S. Dept
> of Commerce, ICANN and VeriSign have agreed to work together to get
> the root signed by the end of the year.
> Here are the URLs for the ICANN and NIST press releases.
> http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-03jun09-en.htm
> http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/dnssec_060309.html
> The text of the NIST press release is copied below.
> Steve
> Commerce Department to Work with ICANN and VeriSign to Enhance the
> Security and Stability of the Internet’s Domain Name and Addressing
> System
> June 3, 2009
> WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Commerce's National
> Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and National
> Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that the
> two agencies are working with the Internet Corporation for Assigned
> Names and Numbers (ICANN) and VeriSign on an initiative to enhance the
> security and stability of the Internet. The parties are working on an
> interim approach to deployment, by year’s end, of a security
> technology—Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)—at the
> authoritative root zone (i.e., the address book) of the Internet.
> There will be further consultations with the Internet technical
> community as the testing and implementation plans are developed.
> The Domain Name and Addressing System (DNS) is a critical component of
> the Internet infrastructure. The DNS associates user-friendly domain
> names (e.g., www.commerce.gov) with the numeric network addresses
> (e.g., required to deliver information on the
> Internet, making the Internet easier for the public to navigate. The
> accuracy, integrity, and availability of the data supplied by the DNS
> are essential to the operation of any system or service that uses the
> Internet. Over the years, vulnerabilities have been identified in the
> DNS protocol that threaten the authenticity and integrity of the DNS
> data.  Many of these vulnerabilities are mitigated by DNSSEC, which is
> a suite of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) specifications for
> securing information provided by the DNS.
> “The Internet is an ever-increasing means of communications and
> commerce, and this success is due in part to the Internet domain name
> and addressing system,” said Acting NTIA Administrator Anna M. Gomez.
> “The Administration is committed to preserving the stability and
> security of the DNS, and today’s announcement supports this
> commitment.”
> "NIST has been an active participant within the international
> community in developing the DNSSEC protocols and has collaborated with
> various U.S. agencies in deploying DNSSEC within the .gov domain,"
> said Cita M. Furlani, director of NIST's Information Technology
> Laboratory. "Signing the root will significantly speed up the global
> deployment of DNSSEC and enhance the security of the Internet.”
> The NTIA in the U.S. Department of Commerce serves as the executive
> branch agency principally responsible for advising the President on
> communications and information policies. For more information about
> the NTIA, visit www.ntia.doc.gov.
> As a non-regulatory agency, NIST promotes U.S. innovation and
> industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards
> and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our
> quality of life. For more information visit, www.nist.gov.
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