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May 13. Managing Identifiers & DNS Security in an Insecure World

As attacks on Internet infrastructure and popular domains continues to grow, it is important to have an understanding of the Domain Name System. This talk provides a brief overview of Internet identifiers and puts those identifiers in context with the issue of DNS privacy, recent attacks, the and the current COVID-19 pandemic. The talk will touch on the development of new protocols such as DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS, which enhance privacy protections but also change the landscape for various stakeholders.

Patrick L. Jones: Patrick coordinates ICANN's Global Stakeholder Engagement activities across its regional and functional teams, working closely with counterparts in ICANN org's community-facing areas. Patrick oversees the function's budget and operating activities, and coordinates operational alignment of global engagement activities across the regions.

Patrick joined ICANN in March 2006 and has been active in Internet governance, policy, technology/security and privacy areas since 2000. Patrick previously served in the Security team from November 2009-October 2013, and ICANN's Registry team from 2006-2009. He is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and is developing conversational fluency in Spanish.

Patrick is an invited participant from ICANN technical staff in the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) and represents ICANN at the UN Group of Experts on Geographic Names (UNGEGN). He regularly speaks at regional Internet and DNS events on security, privacy and technology issues.

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This event is part of Digital Communication Network Southeast Europe hub’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. The series aims to engage digital communities globally, to promote accurate information, combat distortions, encourage responsible behavior, and discourage panic, support mitigation of a global pandemic, and avoid major societal disruptions.

DCN SOUTHEAST EUROPE HUB is a consortium of Aristotle University, Digital Communication Network, non-profits, public and private organizations and companies involved in the fields of digital communication, social impact campaigns, technology, and innovation. It is a unique, interdisciplinary coalition tapping into the best talent and resources across Europe.