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About the authors

Allan Liska is a Consulting Systems Engineer at FireEye, and Geoffrey Stowe is an Engineering Lead at Palantir Technologies.

Inside DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System

DNS security is a topic that rarely comes up, and when it does, it’s usually after an attack or breach disruptive enough to merit a mention in the news.

Last year’s DDoS attack against US-based DNS provider Dyn was one of those, but it isn’t included in this tome as it was released a few months before the attack. Nevertheless, the attack sparked an increase of interest in DNS security, and the world at large finally really understood the Internet’s and, therefore, their dependency on this system.

As could be expected, the authors first explain what DNS (Domain Name System) is, provide a short history of its creation and development, and a concise overview of how it’s used and what…

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