Paul Kane Selected as One of Seven Security Key Holders

BBC
Chuck Kisselburg

Chuck Kisselburg writes: Responsible for safe-guarding a share of the ROOT Zone's DNSSEC Recovery Key, Paul Kane, CEO of CommunityDNS, is one of 7 TCRs (Trusted Community Representative) selected from around the globe by ICANN. "In the event of a security breach — such as a terrorist attack — Mr Kane may be required to travel to a secure location in the US."

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Related topics: Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, DNS, DNS Security, ICANN

Comments

Err what on earth? Phillip Hallam-Baker  –  Jul 27, 2010 4:44 PM PST

Who on earth thought it a good idea to publish the names of any root key shareholders?

This is seriously dangerous. There are plenty of lunatics in this world and in this country at least, many of them have guns.

The BBC and other media outlets have been telling anyone who will listen that the signing of the DNS root is a culminating act in securing the Internet. Publishing the identities of the key holders puts them at serious personal risk.

Looks as if Paul Kane outed himself Antony Van Couvering  –  Jul 27, 2010 10:45 PM PST

To judge from the BBC article, it seems that Mr. Kane is using this as a way to promote his DNS services.  One wonders at the choice; so much for security.

The names are published by ICANN Stephane Bortzmeyer  –  Aug 26, 2010 4:06 AM PST

The names are already public.