The March 29th 60 Minutes featured an interesting segment with Leslie Stahl that uncovered some of the threats we face on line. Although the segment did not cover DNSSEC, it indicates why we need to start thinking about Internet-based web security. DNSSEC is an essential first step to that goal.
She raises the issue of holding providers such as Google accountable for Internet security. This would be a disaster - no one can or should control the web. But the US Government is showing leadership by adopting DNSSEC this year and they can establish best practices for everyone to follow.
Secure64 makes DNSSEC adoption simple, fast, and inexpensive. There are no technical or cost barriers to doing this.
Because DNSSEC establishes the ability to authenticate, it enables users and service providers to cut off malicious sites and to establish effective email authentication.
To get DNSSEC adopted the next thing the government can do is to sign the root server. They could do it tomorrow and we would all be a lot safer.
This story is timely because we are approaching April 1, a potential trigger date for the Conficker worm. Stay tuned.