Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whit Diffie does the Can Can

In Not so sunny for Whit Diffie I briefly posted on his unexpected exit from Sun soon after their acquisition by Oracle, and taking up a visiting academic position in the UK. Computerworld recently reported that Diffie has now landed a new position as vice president at ICANN, managing the security of their networks. 

It seems he was just a bit too late to give his blessing to the recent commissioning of DNSSEC on each of the 13 authoritative names servers of the Internet. However there will be a formal key ceremony in June which may require a cryptographic high priest, or he may yet bag one of the coveted 14 crypto officers roles, to whom key recovery shares will be entrusted. 

He also does a good impression of Gandalf the Brown.

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