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    Security Homeland Security Department was warned about DNSSEC key ownership and trust issues
    posted by Mueller on Wednesday December 19 2007, @07:16AM

    In a Circle ID Post that generated many comments, Geoff Huston tries to dismiss as paranoid the idea that there is anything political about DNSSEC deployment. In particular, he scoffs at the idea that there is any relevance to the issue of who controls the encryption keys and the signing process for the DNS root. What Geoff (probably) doesn't know is that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was told by its own consultants that "trust in the [US] Government's intentions" would be an issue affecting the deployment of DNSSEC back in 2006.

    The Internet Governance Project has unearthed a consultancy report to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that makes it clear that the issue of root signing and DNSSEC key management has been recognized as a political issue for long time. The report stated clearly that mistrust of the U.S. government's intentions and the problem of who would own the DNSSEC keys could be barriers to DNSSEC deployment. It also offers some interesting insights into how DHS has approached the politics of DNSSEC and Internet security in its interactions with the US Congress.



    In a Circle ID Post that generated many comments, Geoff Huston tries to dismiss as paranoid the idea that there is anything political about DNSSEC deployment. In particular, he scoffs at the idea that there is any relevance to the issue of who controls the encryption keys and the signing process for the DNS root. What Geoff (probably) doesn't know is that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was told by its own consultants that "trust in the [US] Government's intentions" would be an issue affecting the deployment of DNSSEC back in 2006.

    The Internet Governance Project has unearthed a consultancy report to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that makes it clear that the issue of root signing and DNSSEC key management has been recognized as a political issue for long time. The report stated clearly that mistrust of the U.S. government's intentions and the problem of who would own the DNSSEC keys could be barriers to DNSSEC deployment. It also offers some interesting insights into how DHS has approached the politics of DNSSEC and Internet security in its interactions with the US Congress.

     
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