Category: Webinars

Ziff Davis Webinar Today: DNSSEC – Do You Need DNS Security Now?

Webinar about DNSSECVia Twitter today, I learned that technology journalist Sean Kerner will be speaking in a webinar about DNSSEC at 1:00pm US Eastern today (in about 65 minutes).  If you are interested, more information can be found at:

I’ll be honest and say I don’t know what precisely will be covered in this session but back in the earlier days of DNSSEC deployment (~2010) Sean wrote a number of pieces on the topic and I’ve generally appreciated the coverage he gives to security topics. The abstract sounds useful:

Ever since the Kaminksy DNS security disclosure back in 2008 DNSsec (DNS Security extensions) have been hailed as the key tool in the fight to secure domains. Despite this recognition, few have actually implemented it. What should you do? How does SSL complement or compete with DNSsec to provide security for your domain?

We’ll have to see what he says.

If you are interested in deploying DNSSEC – or simply learning more about it – I would encourage you to visit our Start Here page where you can find DNSSEC resources tailored to your role or type of organization.

If you want to understand the current state of DNSSEC deployment, you may want to view our DNSSEC Deployment Maps or check out some of the different DNSSEC statistics sites that are out there.

And if you want to learn more about how DNSSEC can work with SSL/TLS, please do visit our information about the DANE protocol.

Let’s get the word out there and get more DNSSEC and DANE deployed!



Free DNSSEC Webinar Today From BT Diamond IP At Noon US Eastern

BTIf you are interested in learning more about DNSSEC and DANE, you can join in to a free webinar today that BT Diamond IP is holding at 12 noon US Eastern (a bit over an hour from now).  You can sign up at:

It’s free of cost but in signing up you do provide your contact information to BT.  If you can’t view it live at noon today by signing up you will be able to view the recording and also download the slides.

Tim Rooney at BT Diamond IP asked me if I would participate and I’m glad to do so.  I’ll be giving an overview of DNS and DNSSEC, talking about DANE and giving an overview of the DNSSEC resources we have to offer here at Deploy360.  Tim will be doing a deeper dive into some of the security topics, discussing the DNSSEC Survey they recently completed and briefly touching on a couple of BT solutions in this space.  We’ll end with a question and answer period where people can ask us questions.

As with any webinar or event from a commercial vendor, we’re always a bit careful to note that we are not necessarily endorsing or promoting the products from that vendor.  BT Diamond IP is one of many vendors who provide products and solutions that help companies with DNSSEC (and also IPv6).  They happened to ask me to participate and I’m glad to do so to explain how DNSSEC works and how it and DANE can make the Internet more secure.  I’m also glad to participate in webinars for other vendors, too.

I like the set of slides that Tim and I have put together and I think this should be a very useful and educational session!  Please do join us if you are looking to learn more about DNSSEC and DANE!

P.S. And please visit our Start Here page to learn how you can begin with DNSSEC today!

Slides: IPv6 and Telecom – IPv4 Is FInally Running Out. Now What?

What is the impact of IPv6 on telecommunications, including Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC)?  I recently presented in a webinar for US Telecom on exactly that topic – and my slides for the session are now available:

The webinar was recorded and I’m told that if you register you can view the archive of the session.  There were some excellent questions asked at the end that you can hear through the recording.

As more of the Internet moves to IPv6, it’s definitely important for telecommunications to work over IPv6 – to help with that we are continuing to compile a list of resources related to IPv6 and VoIP/UC/telecom.  Please do check the list out – and also please let us know of any additional resources we should add!

If you are looking to get started with IPv6, please do check out our “Start Here” pages where you can find resources relating to your type of company or organization.

Second Free IPv6 Webinar Tomorrow (Weds) – IPv6 Transition Technologies

Africa IPv6 Heat MapIf you missed today’s IPv6 webinar sponsored by AFRINIC, y0u still have a chance to join in tomorrow when the focus will be primarily on “IPv6 transition technologies” and how you can connect your network to IPv6.  More information and the registration link can be found here:

Tomorrow session starts again at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST in much of Europe and 09:00 US Eastern) and will pick up where today’s session ended.  I’ll be reviewing IPv6 Address Planning and then AFRINIC’s Hisham Ibrahim will pick up discussing various IPv6 transition technologies:

13:00 – 13:20 How to plan IPv6 resources (sub-netting & nibble boundaries) part 2
13:20 – 13:35 Dual Stack
13:25 – 13:35 Tunneling (manual and static)
13:35 – 13:55 Translation
13:55 – 14:10 Questions/Answers

The webinar is free but you need to register to get access to the event.

In today’s session, Hisham started out with a brief review of the status of IPv6 in Africa. The image in this post is an example of the information he posted – in this case it was showing requests for allocations of IPv6 addresses from across Africa.  After that my Internet Society colleague Kevin Chege began with the basics of IPv6 addresses as well as the different types of addresses.  I then followed with a lengthy discussion of the kinds of things to think about when coming up with an IPv6 address plan and gave a number of examples.   I’ll be reviewing that tomorrow  and then speaking a bit more about IPv6 address planning at an ISP level.

If you missed today’s sessions, both the slides and the recordings of the sessions will be made available in the next week.  I’ll post information back here when they are online.

Today was an enjoyable event and I’m expecting tomorrow to be even more so given that transition technologies are typically among the topics people have the most interest in and questions about. I hope to see you there!


Free “Learning IPv6″ Webinars TOMORROW (on Sept 24/25) Sponsored by AFRINIC and ISOC – Sign Up Now!

AfriNIC logoWant to learn about IPv6? Would you like to know more about how IPv6 works, the basics of IPv6 addressing as well as what transition mechanisms are available to help move from IPv4 to IPv6?

If so, you can take part in a set of two free webinars happening tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, and then Wednesday, September 25.  The webinars start at 13:00 UTC  (15:00 in much of Europe (CEST) and 9:00 in US Eastern) and more information is at:

Our friends at AFRINIC have worked with the Internet Society regional staff in Africa and also France Telecom – Orange to create this series of webinars.  The first set in French already took place on September 10 and 11.  The English versions start tomorrow.   While there is some content related to Africa at the very beginning, the majority of the session is about IPv6 in general and the organizers said they would welcome anyone who is interested in attending from anywhere in the world.  As noted on the page I linked to above, the course plan is:

Webinar themes on 24 September

13:00 – 13:05 Overview of where Africa is on IPv4 and IPv6 use
13:05 – 13:25 IPv6 address basics – notation and representation
13:25 – 13:35 IPv6 addressing types
13:35 – 13:55 How to plan for IPv6 resources (sub-netting and nibble boundaries) part 1
13:55 – 14:10 Questions/Answers

Webinar themes on 25 September

13:00 – 13:20 How to plan IPv6 resources (sub-netting & nibble boundaries) part 2
13:20 – 13:35 Dual Stack
13:25 – 13:35 Tunneling (manual and static)
13:35 – 13:55 Translation
13:55 – 14:10 Questions/Answers

If you would like to attend these sessions, YOU NEED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THESE WEBINARS! The links to register can be found on the page on AfriNIC’s site.  Note that you need to register for each day individually, i.e. if you want to go to both days you need to register for both days separately.

Thanks to the teams at AFRINIC, the Internet Society’s Africa Regional Bureau and France Telecom – Orange for making these webinars available for free.  We’re looking forward to seeing how these help more people within the African region (and anyone who attends from elsewhere) get started with IPv6!

P.S. In full disclosure I’ll also mention that I’ll be one of the presenters during the webinars talking about part of IPv6 addressing.

Webinar: “IPv6 For Broadcasters” on Wednesday, July 11

Society of Broadcast Engineers logoWhy should radio and television broadcasters care about IPv6? What potential impact will IPv6 have on broadcasting?  How can broadcasters get started learning more about IPv6?

We were very pleased to see that the Society of Broadcast Engineers is offering a live webinar on “IPv6 For Broadcasters” on:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 2:00 – 3:30 US Eastern time

We couldn’t agree more with this part of the session description:

As a broadcaster, if you are providing content to the Internet, IPv6 migration should be considered to enable providing the best Quality of Experience (QoE) to a growing IPv6 content consumer audience without the use of translation schemes. Carriers and Internet service providers utilize translation devices to provide mixed IPv4 and IPv6 interoperability. The various translation schemes are suitable for TCP based applications such as email and web surfing, but can be detrimental to UDP based real-time media used by the broadcaster. In order to provide the best QoE, broadcasters should strive to provide their media content in a native format to IPv6 only users without the need for translation in addition to providing content to the legacy IPv4 users.

Any number of panelists at recent IPv6-related events have discussed the fact that IPv4-to-IPv6 translation services – as well as techniques like carrier-grade-NAT (CGN) to prolong IPv4 usage – introduce latency into the network connection and can degrade the user experience for real-time communications, including streaming media.  Making your media available over IPv6 will ensure viewers can see it in the best possible fashion.

Google’s already leading the way with YouTube.  Netflix is now offering streaming over IPv6. They will ensure their content is available to users regardless of whether they are on IPv6 or IPv4.

So with that, it’s rather important that other broadcasters understand how they, too, can make their content accessible over IPv6.

This webinar sounds like a great start and we look forward to seeing more broadcasters offering their content over IPv6.

P.S. If you want more info about how to get started with IPv6, take a look at some of the IPv6 resources we’ve included here at our site.

Free Light Reading Webinar Feb 8th: Making the IPv6 Transition For Cable

If you have 90 minutes to spare tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, the folks over at Light Reading are offering a free (see below) webinar at 1:00 pm US Eastern on the topic of “Making the IPv6 Transition For Cable“.  It is sponsored by Arris, Cisco, Juniper Networks and Motorola, and more importantly has an expert panel of people from the cable industry:

  • John Brzozowski, Distinguished Engineer & Chief Architect for IPv6, Comcast
  • Jeff Finkelstein, Senior Director, Network Architecture, Cox Communications
  • Lee Howard, Director of Network Technology, Time Warner Cable

Given that we know these folks ourselves, we expect their contributions to the webinar to provide solid information and case studies for other cable operators and service providers.  The webinar will also apparently include presenters from the various sponsors who will probably provide their perspective on how their various products and services can help with the IPv6 transition.

Due note that this webinar is “free” in the sense that there is no direct financial cost. As is typical of these type of sponsored webinars, you do, of course, need to provide information about yourself that will then be provided to the sponsors for their marketing efforts.

Regardless of that fact, I expect that there will be some quite useful IPv6 information available during the session and I’ll be personally joining in for at least the first hour of the session. I expect, although don’t know for certain, that there will be a recording available for later viewing (subject, again, to providing all your contact information).

It’s great to see these kind of sessions out there as we get closer and closer to World IPv6 Launch on June 6th!

The folks at Light Reading also produced a brief video providing a preview of some of the topics and people involved with tomorrow’s webinar:

P.S. Hat tip to Stephen Liu over on Cisco’s blog where we saw mention of this webinar.

Free Webinar Tomorrow: Securing VoIP and Unified Communications Systems

USTelecomWant to join in to a free webinar/webcast to learn about VoIP and Unified Communications security? Tomorrow, Thursday, January 26, 2012, I (Dan York) will be speaking as part of US Telecom’s monthly educational webinar series on the topic of: Securing VoIP and Unified Communications Systems

The session will be at 1:00pm US Eastern. Registration is free using the “Register Now” link on the right side of the US Telecom webinar page. I’ll be spending about 30 minutes covering the range of security issues with VoIP and UC and then will have plenty of time for questions.

The abstract of the session includes:

What are the major security threats to today’s telecommunications infrastructure?

As telecom has evolved from the traditional circuit-switched PSTN to a new world of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC), what are the security implications? As services move to be based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), how does that change the security of the system? Is this new IP-based world less or more secure? What are the threats and what are the best practices to protect against those threats?

I’ve always found these sessions to be quite enjoyable to do and have always enjoyed the dialogue that frequently happens with questions. I encourage you to register and participate.

If you can’t join live, US Telecom will be making an archive of the session available for 90 days. I believe it will be linked from the webinar page, but if not I will update this post with the information.