The DNS and the IoT: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges” is a session that invites community members to learn and advance their thinking on: (1) the opportunities, risks, and challenges resulting from the interaction of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the Internet of Things (IoT); and (2) the potential role of ICANN org and the ICANN community in this space.
The IoT promises to make our lives easier and our societies safer, smarter, and more sustainable through tens of billions of connected devices that passively and autonomously sense and act upon our physical environment. Many IoT devices will use the DNS to locate the remote services they need; for example, to offload the analysis of sensor data. A secure DNS can facilitate both secure control and monitoring functions of IoT devices. The DNS is also tied to network enforcement functions. Understanding the binding between the DNS and those control functions is particularly important when confidentiality mechanisms such as DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) are used.
In June 2019, ICANN’s Security & Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) published SAC105, discussing the opportunities, risks, and challenges of the interaction between the DNS and the IoT. This Plenary Session follows up on the ccNSO-organized session on SAC105 at ICANN66 in November 2019. It is intended to stimulate the community dialogue that SAC105 triggered. Community members from all constituencies are invited to discuss the topic with subject matter experts (e.g., from the DNS, Internet Engineering, and Internet service provider communities) as well as with one another.
Session Leader: Mary Wong Staff Facilitator: Ozan Sahin
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