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ThreatTalk episode 14

DNS flag day improve the internet

In this episode of the ThreatTalk podcast, we are deciphering DNS Flag Days. Vice president of engineering and Infoblox chief DNS architect Cricket Liu joins us to discuss what DNS Flag Days are, why we need them and how they’re improving the Internet.

In case you’re not familiar, DNS Flag Days serve notices to obsolete Domain Name System (DNS) servers. They remind us that the Internet will no longer support the unproductive practice of accommodating pre-1999 standards. The goal of DNS Flag Days is to:

  • Speed up DNS
  • Improve DNS reliability
  • Strengthen DNS security

Cricket Liu, Chief DNS Architect, Infoblox

Cricket is one of the world’s leading experts on the Domain Name System (DNS), and serves as the liaison between Infoblox and the DNS community. Before joining Infoblox, he founded an Internet consulting and training company, Acme Byte & Wire, after running the domain at Hewlett-Packard. Cricket is a prolific speaker and author, having written a number of books including “DNS and BIND,” one of the most widely used references in the field, now in its fifth edition.

Peter Schooff, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Data Decisioning

Peter has over 20 years’ experience in various executive-level enterprise IT fields. He first developed a deep interest in security as the Director of Marketing for the email security company Message Partners. Peter has worked as Associate Editor, Managing Editor, and is now Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Peter is known worldwide for his views on technology and was named among the Top 12 Influencers of Case Management through independent market research.

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