The lead architect of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Dr Richard Lamb is set to speak at AfICTA ICT Summit (AfICTS). He is also to facilitate free specialized workshops on securing your presence on the Internet to prevent domain name hijacking and cache poisoning. DNSSEC uses advanced cryptographic techniques to verify that data received from Domain Name System has not been tampered with.
Dr Lamb is part of ICANN’s Security team and has over 25 years of Internet experience as engineer, entrepreneur, and policy expert. He is currently responsible for DNSSEC efforts at ICANN, Rick (as he is popularly called) was the technical and policy architect for ICANN’s root DNSSEC deployment. He is a frequent speaker and a driving force behind DNSSEC’s deployment as a cross-organizational, transnational platform for Internet security innovation and opportunity. Prior to this he was Director of Global IT policy at the US Department of State where he focused on helping policy makers understand technology across a wide range of agencies and issues. Before this he founded a number of small networking startups based on his inventions, the last being acquired by Microsoft. His years in the networking field have included implementation and commercialization of a wide range of communication protocols (UUCP, MEP2, BiSYNC, SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, TCP/IP). Rick received his doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987.