Dr. James Galvin

Dr. James Galvin

Director, Technical Standards and Strategic Relationships at Afilias
Joined on October 8, 2009 – United States
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Dr. James Galvin is Director, Technical Standards and Strategic Relationships, at Afilias, supporting and managing the company's relationships within Internet and IT communities. He has been engaged in the development of the founding technical standards and policies upon which Internet applications and services are deployed for over 25 years, including developing and deploying Internet standard security protocols, conducting critical infrastructure analysis and design, evaluating and mitigating risk, and creating secure network architectures.

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Afilias to Protect TLDs Against Potential "Orphan Glue" Exploits

Afilias has informed registrars and registry clients that it is taking steps to remove orphan glue records from 200+ TLD zones in its care. This will eliminate the potential for a handful of domain names to be misused. "Glue records" enable websites and other uses of domain names to work on the internet. They are related to DNS domain name delegations and are necessary to guide iterative resolvers to delegated nameservers. more

DNSSEC Adoption Part 3: A Five Day Hole in Online Security

Implementing security requires attention to detail. Integrating security services with applications where neither the security service nor the application consider their counterpart in their design sometimes make plain that a fundamental change in existing practices is needed. Existing "standard" registrar business practices require revision before the benefits of the secure infrastructure foundation DNSSEC offers can be realized. more

DNSSEC Adoption Part 2: The Current Functionality Gap

Registrars have the opportunity to fundamentally change the landscape of the Internet's security infrastructure by working to close the DNSSEC functionality gap. Virtually everything every Internet user does on the Internet depends on the DNS. DNSSEC is not just about protecting the DNS, it is about building a secure infrastructure foundation upon which new and innovative services and applications can be built to benefit us all. Registrars are the linchpins to advancing the deployment of DNSSEC. more

DNSSEC Adoption Part 1: A Status Report

Where is the domain industry with the adoption of DNSSEC? After a burst of well publicized activity from 2009-2011 -- .org, .com, .net, and .gov adopting DNSSEC, roots signed, other Top-Level Domains (TLDs) signed -- the pace of adoption appears to have slowed in recent years. As many CircleID readers know, DNSSEC requires multiple steps in the chain of trust to be in place to improve online security. more

Topic Interests

CybersecurityDomain NamesNew TLDsDNS SecurityDNSRegistry ServicesCyberattack

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Popular Posts

DNSSEC Adoption Part 1: A Status Report

DNSSEC Adoption Part 2: The Current Functionality Gap

DNSSEC Adoption Part 3: A Five Day Hole in Online Security

Afilias to Protect TLDs Against Potential "Orphan Glue" Exploits