Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis

Director and Member of the Technical Staff at Neustar
Joined on January 11, 2006
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Edward Lewis is a Director and Member of the Technical staff at Neustar. He joined the organization in 2004 and has since played an integral role in the development and implementation of security in the Neustar UltraDNS platform.

Edward's background consists of research into spacecraft activity planning systems, developing technical specifications for a major government RFP, and operating and managing government networks. In addition, he has conducted research under DARPA contracts, was an adjunct faculty member at UMBC for most of the 90's, chaired an IETF WG related to registry protocols, writer of IETF RFC documents on DNS and DNS Security Extensions, and has conducted training workshops at conferences on DNS, DNSSEC, and ENUM.

Edward specializes in computer network security and all things related to DNS including the technical aspects of operating domain name registration, Internet Protocol number registration activities, standards development (IETF), and computer network interaction documentation.

He obtained his Masters in Computer Science from University of Maryland College Park. 

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The Challenge of DNS Security

When the domain name system (DNS) was first designed, security was an afterthought. Threats simply weren't a consideration at a time when merely carrying out a function - routing Internet users to websites - was the core objective. As the weaknesses of the protocol became evident, engineers began to apply a patchwork of fixes. After several decades, it is now apparent that this reactive approach to DNS security has caused some unintended consequences and challenges. more

DNSSEC Maintenance - Just Like Mowing the Lawn

DNSSEC is a hot topic. It's a technology newly unleashed on popular networking, which has led to countless articles and posts on the subject, including right here on CircleID. The way a lot of articles try to get your attention is to talk about a technology, like DNSSEC, in a way that makes the technology either seem really significant or really complicated. That is why a lot of articles about DNSSEC make it sound like something huge, complicated, and scary. But it's not. more

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