Culture and Cyber Behaviours: DNS Defending

ABSTRACT

The Domain Name System (DNS) provides the Internet mapping information that many applications rely on for proper functioning. DNS software is a popular and potent attack vector. Many DNS attacks can be prevented through the adoption of DNS security extensions (DNSSEC). DNSSEC provides assurance of data authenticity (Arends et al. 2005). Even though DNSSEC standard has been in place over a decade, adoption has remained uneven; therefore, cultural values and DNSSEC adoption and rejection rates were examined in this study. The findings reveal activity in several dimensions, thus, implying that DNSSEC behaviours and cultural values may be co-related.


AUTHORS

Photo of Dr. Char Sample

ICFI at US Army Research Labs Aberdeen, MD,
U.S.A.

Dr. Char Sample is research fellow employed for ICF Inc. at the US Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland. Dr. Sample is a visiting academic at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, and a guest lecturer at Bournemouth University, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, and Royal Holloway University. Dr. Sample has over 20 years’ experience in the information security industry. While Dr. Sample continues her research on modeling cyber behaviors by culture, she has, most recently, focused her research on Fake News, the role of cultural values in cyber security events, and the study of the relationship between human cognition and machines. Her other areas of research interest are information weaponization, deceptive data, and data resilience.

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Cisco Systems San Jose CA,
U.S.A.

Dr. Andre Karamanian is a consulting solutions architect at Cisco Systems, where he consults for Fortune 500 and enterprise clients. He is the author of ‘PKI uncovered: certificate-based security solutions for next-generation networks. He periodically speaks at Networkers and Cisco Live. He did his doctoral dissertation at Capitol College in information assurance and has a dozen industry-leading certifications, including the CCIE and CISSP. Andre enjoys finding synergies between different areas of research and fields of study.

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