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Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ presents its projects at CENTR workshops

Experts from the Coordination Center continue to actively participate in meetings organized by CENTR, the association of European coutry code top-level domain name registries. On October 12 and 13, Vadim Mikhailov, a consultant on infrastructure at the Coordination Center, spoke at the CENTR workshops. On October 12, he took part in the 45th CENTR Technical Workshop.

The workshop participants shared news and current projects on security and ccTLD infrastructure development. Stefan Ubbink (SIDN, the Dutch .NL registry) spoke about the DNSSEC disaster recovery, Zdenek Bruna (CZ.NIC) shared his experience of migration from BIND DNS to KnotDNS, and Jothan Frakes (ICANN RSG) presented the Public Suffix List.

Vadim Mikhailov spoke about the Coordination Center’s projects: the launch of the Emergency Back-End Registry Operators (EBERO), the Domain Patrol project, a new ticket system for interaction between competent organizations and registrars, the launch of RDAP for registrars accredited in .RU/.РФ, the development of services of the Поддерживаю.рф project and the launch of a test Cyrillic mail platform.

He also shared plans for the future and spoke about projects that are still under development: the creation of a methodology for determining unlawful use of domain names in .RU and .РФ based on a set of indicators obtained in the process of their registration and delegation, as well as the development of an automated system for checking web resources to support email address internationalization.

On October 13, during the 22nd CENTR Security Workshop, Vadim Mikhailov presented the center's projects on information security and spoke about the upcoming project to study the problem of homoglyph attacks on IDNs and methods of countering them.

Leonid Todorov, Advisor to the Director of the Coordination Center and Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Top-Level Domain Association (APTLD), spoke about working with the community in the region and the cybersecurity certification program carried out by the association.

Bert ten Brinke (SIDN) spoke about ISIDOOR, national cyber exercises that took place in the Netherlands in early June this year. The exercises were very large-scale, involving 83 organizations and approximately from 1,500 to 2,000 people.

Daniel Stirnimann (SWITCH, Switzerland's .CH registry) spoke about attacks on android using Flubot, a spyware spread using smishing – phishing via sms. Wim Barthier (National Bank of Belgium) presented an overview of the Zero Trust concept – a relationship model in which each user or a device must verify their data every time they request access to a resource inside or outside the network. The speaker said that the Zero Trust concept is not about a lack of trust, but about trust based on a properly built model for verifying objects of trust and on the understanding of possible risks by all participants in the relationship. Dirk Jumpertz (EURid) presented a new European non-profit project ISACs (Information Sharing and Analysis Centers), a platform for the analysis and exchange of information on cyber threats to the critical European information infrastructure.

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