Passive Privacy-respecting Collection of DNS Transaction Data


All Levels to the rest of the internet, dns is metadata, used to discover, describe, and reach internet assets. within dns itself, some data has more personally identifiable information (PII) than others, and it is possible by collecting and analyzing this data to indirectly study the internet itself. as this is especially valuable for behavioural security work, it is vital that the identity and behaviour of individual users either be ambitiously scrubbed, or never collected. In this 45-minute talk, Dr. Vixie will demonstrate how this can be done, and what internet analysis is thus enabled.


Dr. Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of Farsight Security, Inc. He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS and DNSSEC. Dr. Vixie is a prolific author of open-source Internet software including BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University.

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