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ICANN and FIRST Sign Memorandum of Understanding on DNS Threats Mitigation

26-May-2020 | Source : ICANN | Visits : 2706
LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced in a press release the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, Inc. (FIRST). The MoU aims to strengthen the relationship between ICANN and FIRST and enhance its collaborative efforts to support a safer, more secure, and resilient Domain Name System (DNS). These efforts are of interest to both parties and target important issues such as domain names used for abuse and security threats to the DNS. The agreement was signed by FIRST President and CEO Serge Droz and ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby.

"The role of the ICANN community, Board, and organization in maintaining a secure, stable, and unified system of identifiers for the Internet has always been important, but at this time, when reliance on the Internet has skyrocketed, our work with FIRST is vital." — Göran Marby, ICANN President and CEO.

Over the last few years, the cybersecurity and ICANN communities have centered discussions around identification of and mitigation efforts for domain name abuse and security threats to the DNS that affect millions of Internet users around the world. Through the MoU the organizations will advance their shared objective of helping the incident response community increase its understanding of the Internet's system of unique identifiers, and improve its efficiency and effectiveness in preventing, detecting, containing, mitigating, and analyzing malicious activity related to it. The MoU emphasizes cooperation on research, policy, and capacity-building activities focused on increasing risk awareness and DNS abuse mitigation practices.

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