Home / Industry

Verisign's Matt Larson Wins 2011 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award

Matt Larson, VP of DNS research, VerisignVeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that Matt Larson, the company's vice president of DNS research and a well-known expert on the Domain Name System, has won an InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award for 2011.

Editors at IDG's InfoWorld recognized a total of 10 senior IT executives whose technology leadership has had a substantial impact on their organizations or in the IT community. Larson won in the highly competitive Technology Deployment category for his pivotal role in driving the widespread adoption of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), which closes a known vulnerability within the DNS that has increasingly become a target for hackers and identity thieves. In 2010 and 2011, Larson worked with hundreds of individuals and groups to rally the broad community of Internet stakeholders around DNSSEC deployment. Those collaborative efforts led to implementing DNSSEC in the zones that are most critical to the reliable operation of the Internet, including .com, .net, .edu, and the root zone itself. Under Larson's leadership, the DNSSEC effort has helped to enhance the reliability and resilience of the global Internet.

"InfoWorld's first 10 Technology Leadership Awards winners show the essential combination of creativity, vision, management, and political savvy that are necessary to stand out from their peers," said Galen Gruman, executive editor, News and Features, InfoWorld. "Verisign's Matt Larson incorporated all these qualities in his efforts to lead the deployment of DNSSEC security protections across the large, sprawling, loosely managed network that is the Internet."

About the InfoWorld Technology Leadership Awards
Chief technology officers are often the unsung heroes of IT. They may drive new technology development for customer-facing and/or internal use. They may manage and improve the core technology that underpins the business operations. In any case, they translate the promise of technology into business benefit. Each year, the InfoWorld Technology Leadership Awards honor senior IT executives who have demonstrated leadership within their companies and in the IT community.

About Verisign

Verisign

As the global leader in domain names, Verisign powers the invisible navigation that takes people to where they want to go on the Internet. For more than 15 years, Verisign has operated the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. (Learn More)

Related topics: DNS, DNS Security, Security, Top-Level Domains

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Related Blogs

Related News

Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Domain Name .Africa Faces Hurdles - Q&A with Sophia Bekele

Join Paul Vixie & Robert Edmonds at the Upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series

Q3 2014 DDoS Trends: Attacks Exceeding 10 Gbps on the Rise

LogicBoxes Announces Automation Solutions for ccTLD

List of New gTLD Availability & Key Information Provided for Download

Radix Launches .Space for Individuals, Freelancers and Professionals

TLD Registry Wins Best Marketing Award at China New gTLD Roadshow

Public Interest Registry Introduces 'OnGood' - New Brand Identity for .ngo & .ong

Victorian Government and City of Melbourne Launch .melbourne Web Addresses

Update on Minds + Machines' Top-Level Domain Launches

ICANN Los Angeles Recap Webinar

TLD Registry Appoints First China General Manager, Mr Jin Wang

TLD Registry Opens China Headquarters in "China's Silicon Valley"

.nyc Goes Public to Brand the Big Apple

pink.host: Breast Cancer Awareness by Bluehost

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host About DDoS

Introducing Our Special Edition Managed DNS Service for Top-Level Domain Operators

Radix Announces the Addition of .tech to Its Portfolio

Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

Infographic: Where in the World Do Chinese People Live?

Sponsored Topics

Afilias

DNS Security

Sponsored by
Afilias
Minds + Machines

Top-Level Domains

Sponsored by
Minds + Machines
dotMobi

Mobile

Sponsored by
dotMobi
Verisign

Security

Sponsored by
Verisign