The Domain Name System (DNS) is used to resolve hostnames into IP addresses, to locate internet services, and to provide additional services that are closely bound to domain names, but in the process of doing so it leaks massive amounts of information about what a user is doing and what her interests are. This talk provides an overview of new technologies to provide privacy to the DNS, introduces privacy-preserving services that any user can run locally, and shows developers how they can incorporate DNS privacy services into their own applications.
Melinda Shore is a Principal Security Architect at Fastly, where she works on PKI and TLS-related problems, and is a member of the Internet Architecture Board. Her computing background was originally in operating systems and distributed and parallel computing, and has spent much of her career hopping back and forth between academia and networking companies (the latter including Nokia and Cisco). She is also a core contributor to the getdns project. In addition to software development she has also been active in internet standards development, having authored a number of RFCs and chaired IETF working groups.She recently co-chaired the NDSS 2018 DNS Privacy Workshop.