Senior Director, Content Propagation and Resolution, Afilias
Joined on October 6, 2009 – United States
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Howard is responsible for Afilias' DNS infrastructure for its registry and managed DNS business and has spearheaded Afilias support for DNSSEC deployment across its DNS network. While at Afilias Howard was responsible for the data migration of the .ORG domain from Verisign to Afilias, on behalf of the Public Interest Registry in 2003. He also helped design the new EPP-6 compliant .AU registry to be highly scalable and support the transition of over 300,000 .AU domains. Howard brings a background in networking, security, database and systems architecture, and founded Information Technology Enterprises Inc. (ITEI), an early Internet and Application Services company. Howard's prior experience includes significant assignments at Infonautics Inc, and at AT&T GIS' Federal Systems Division, including the development of 2,000,000 lines of C language code for X.400 systems for the US Army. Howard is actively involved in the IT Sector Coordinating Council, as well as other Internet standards working groups. He has been published in various peer-reviewed technical journals, and most recently made significant contributions as a DNS Subject Matter Expert for the DHS IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment. Howard has a B.S. in Computer Science from the Michigan State University.
There has been quite a bit of talk lately about the best way to secure a domain, mainly centered in two camps: using Secure Socket Layer (SSL), or using DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The answer is quite simple -- you should use both. The reason for this is that they solve different problems, using different methods, and operate over different data. more»