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DNSSEC/FISMA Seminar in Washington, D.C. to Feature DNS Security Experts From NIST, Microsoft and Secure64
Jul 15, 2010 (02:07 PM EDT)

Join NIST's Scott Rose, Microsoft's Bill Billings and Secure64 on July 27th as They Decode FISMA and DNSSEC at the Spy Museum

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ --


July 27, 2010


8:30-11:30 a.m. (Including breakfast)


The International Spy Museum, Zola's Restaurant, 800 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.

What Attendees Will Learn:

Three of the foremost experts in DNS security and DNSSEC implementations will share information, practical advice and best practices with attendees of this morning seminar. The presentations and Q&A session will provide IT professionals at federal agencies with successful strategies for achieving compliance with the federal mandates to increase the security of their IT networks.

OMB mandate M-08-23 required all federal agencies to deploy DNSSEC on their external domains by December 2009, and FISMA extends this requirement to include DNSSEC deployment on internal networks, yet most agencies are either unaware of these requirements, or struggle with DNSSEC deployment complexity.

Attendees will learn about the following:

  • What are the requirements and deadlines for each phase of DNSSEC deployment?
  • What are the FISMA requirements that go beyond the basic DNSSEC mandate?
  • When might you be audited for compliance and what do you need to do to pass that audit?
  • How should organizations plan for implementations to meet both sets of requirements?
  • What are the most common challenges that organizations encounter in DNSSEC/FISMA implementations, and how can you overcome them?
  • What are the fastest, easiest ways to meet these requirements?
  • What are the lessons and best practices from other agencies' successful DNSSEC deployments?

How to Register:

About the Speakers:

  • Scott Rose, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) – Rose is a DNS and DNSSEC expert at NIST and the project lead for DNSSEC deployment. He is a co-author of the DNSSEC RFCs and NIST Special Publication SP-800-81 which defines the requirements for DNSSEC deployment in the Federal Government.
  • Bill Billings, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Federal Group – Billings brings over twenty years of Information Assurance experience working with the U.S. Government. Billings is a retired Naval Cryptologic Officer and prior to joining Microsoft, he led the National Security Agency's world-wide Operational Network Evaluations mission and NSA Security Guide programs. He is an active member of the Department of Defense's Information Security Technical Working Group, The Office of Secretary of Defense, Software Assurance Working Group and the U.S. Government's Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
  • Mark Beckett, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Secure64 – Beckett develops and executes product strategy and customer-facing marketing programs for Secure64's line of secure, high-performance DNS products. He has more than 23 years of experience in product marketing, business development and software engineering.

About the Host:

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is a software company offering high-performance DNS server software that makes the DNS trustworthy and secure. Secure64 currently offers three DNS appliances based on the company's patented technology. Secure64 DNS Signer is the first DNSSEC signing software to make DNSSEC deployment simple and secure. Secure64 DNS Authority is secure DNS server software that is available at all times – even during network attacks or restarts. And Secure64 DNS Cache is a high-performing DNS caching solution that offers the greatest protection against cache poisoning attacks. For more information, visit

SOURCE Secure64