SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Farsight Security, Inc. today announced that Dr. Paul Vixie, Farsight CEO and Internet pioneer, will present “Targeted Takedowns: Minimizing Collateral Damage Using Passive DNS” at Black Hat USA 2015, taking place August 1-6, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Vixie will speak on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 3 PM PT.
In a separate announcement today, Farsight Security also announced that it will relaunch its flagship Security Information Exchange — the world’s largest real-time threat intelligence information technology platform — at the Black Hat USA 2015 conference.
In his presentation, Dr. Vixie will discuss the risk of collateral damage during Internet takedowns and how law enforcement and civil investigators can minimize the harm to innocent third parties by using technical tools such as Passive DNS. For a more detailed description of the presentation, please visit here.
Last year, Dr. Vixie testified before the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary during the hearing: “Taking Down Botnets: Public and Private Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Cybercriminal Networks.”
Details of Dr. Vixie’s Presentation:
Session Title: Targeted Takedowns: Minimizing Collateral Damage Using Passive DNS
When: Wednesday August 5th 2015, 3:00 PM PT
Where: Jasmine Ballroom, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
In addition, Dr. Vixie will present “DNSTAP: A Standard Interface to Real-Time DNS Transaction Flows” at the Wall Of Sheep mini-con inside DEF CON 23 on Friday, August 7th, 2015 from 1 -2 PM PT. DEF CON 23 will take place August 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About Dr. Paul Vixie
Dr. Paul Vixie is the CEO of Farsight Security, Inc. He recently was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for his work related to DNS. He previously served as President, Chairman and Founder of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), as President of MAPS, PAIX and MIBH, as CTO of Abovenet/MFN, and on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies. He served on the ARIN Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013, and as Chairman in 2008 and 2009. Dr. Vixie is a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). Dr. Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980. He is considered the primary author and technical architect of BIND 8, and he hired many of the people who wrote BIND 9 and the people now working on BIND 10. He has authored or co-authored a dozen or so RFCs, mostly on DNS and related topics, and of Sendmail: Theory and Practice (Digital Press, 1994). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS and DNSSEC).
About Farsight Security, Inc.
Farsight Security provides the world’s largest real-time actionable threat intelligence information on how the Internet is changing, with more than 200,000 observations per second. Leveraging proprietary technology purpose-built to manage the volume of data and real-time analyses, Farsight provides security teams with the Internet’s view of an organization’s web presence and how it is changing, whether it’s done purposely, inadvertently, or maliciously. The world’s most security conscious organizations use Farsight for their real-time threat intelligence information. Contact us now to learn more. For more information, visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.