How Safe Is Your Domain?

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 2:55 pm3:20 pm

Michael Kehoe, Confluent


All of us at this conference are responsible for the services that run on our company's domain, but who is responsible for the domains and subdomains that our infrastructure uses? And how secure and available is our domain? This talk is going to be a deep-dive on domain and DNS safety.

The safety of our domains is an often overlooked and taken for granted, however, how many of us have really thought deeply about how to perform a threat and availability assessment of our domain and DNS infrastructure? This session will run through common availability and security threat vectors for domains and DNS and will demonstrate how to detect and mitigate them.

Michael Kehoe, Confluent

Michael Kehoe is an author, speaker and Sr Staff Cloud and Reliability Architect at Confluent, leading a whole organization initiative to redesign the company’s cloud platform. Previously, he was a Sr Staff Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at LinkedIn, architecting LinkedIn’s move to Microsoft Azure. Before graduating with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland (Australia), Michael interned at NASA Ames Research Center building small-satellites known as Phonesats.

While working at LinkedIn, Michael led the companies work on Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, Visibility Engineering & Reliability Principles. He has also been embedded with the profile, traffic, espresso (KV Store) teams. After leading LinkedIn’s last physical data-center build, he was the architect for how LinkedIn builds its infrastructure in Azure.

Michael has spoken at numerous events all over the world is the co-author of the book “Cloud Native Infrastructure with Azure” and “Reducing MTTD for High Severity Incidents”.

@conference {288267,
author = {Michael Kehoe},
title = {How Safe Is Your Domain?},
year = {2023},
address = {Singapore},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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