First published: 31st August 2019
Organisers have announced that, with just 66 Days to go before the 22nd Internation AVAR CyberSecurity Conference starts, the theme this year “Hacker versus counter-hacker: From retribution to attribution” has proven to be very popular. 118 abstracts were submitted before the call for papers closed, and another 5 arrived after the deadline.
The quality of the majority of submitted abstracts was so that high that organisers decided to add a track to give more choice to the attendees. While the programme is being finalised, the keynote speaker has been announced: Paul Vixie will present "Benefits and Hazards of Non-Local DNS Resolution". Mr Vixie is Chairman, CEO and cofounder of Farsight Security, Inc.; he has worked in the DNS field since 1989 and has invented many of the monitoring and filtering capabilities now used by nearly all DNS services, and he will try to explain what’s happening. Special attention will be paid to the new web-based “DNS over HTTP” or “DoH” protocol now being strongly pushed by Mozilla and others.