NIST SP 800-81-2 Secure Domain Name System (DNS) Deployment Guide

NIST SP 800-81-2 The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed computing system that enables access to Internet resources by user-friendly domain names rather than IP addresses, by translating domain names to IP addresses and back. The DNS infrastructure is made up of computing and communication entities called Name Servers each of which contains information about a small portion of the domain name space. The domain name data provided by DNS is intended to be available to any computer located anywhere in the Internet.This document provides deployment guidelines for securing DNS within an enterprise. Because DNS data is meant to be public, preserving the confidentiality of DNS data. Why buy a book you can download for free? First you gotta find it and make sure it’s the latest version, not always easy. Then you gotta print it using a network printer you share with 100 other people – and its outta paper – and the toner is low (take out the toner cartridge, shake it, then put it back). If it’s just 10 pages, no problem, but if it’s a 250-page book, you will need to punch 3 holes in all those pages and put it in a 3-ring binder. Takes at least an hour. An engineer that’s paid $75 an hour has to do this himself (who has assistant’s anymore?). If you are paid more than $10 an hour and use an ink jet printer, buying this book will save you money. It’s much more cost-effective to just order the latest version from This public domain material is published by 4th Watch Books. We publish tightly-bound, full-size books at 8 ½ by 11 inches, with glossy covers. 4th Watch Books is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is not affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For more titles published by 4th Watch, please visit: GSA P-100 Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service GSA P-120 Cost and Schedule Management Policy Requirements GSA P-140 Child Care Center Design Guide GSA Standard Level Features and Finishes for U.S. Courts Facilities GSA Courtroom Technology Manual NIST SP 500-299 NIST Cloud Computing Security Reference Architecture NIST SP 500-291 NIST Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap Version 2 NIST SP 500-293 US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume 1 & 2 NIST SP 500-293 US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume 3 DRAFT NIST SP 1800-8 Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps NISTIR 7497 Security Architecture Design Process for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) NIST SP 800-66 Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule NIST SP 1800-1 Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices NIST SP 800-177 Trustworthy Email NIST SP 800-184 Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery NIST SP 800-190 Application Container Security Guide NIST SP 800-193 Platform Firmware Resiliency Guidelines NIST SP 1800-1 Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices NIST SP 1800-2 Identity and Access Management for Electric Utilities NIST SP 1800-5 IT Asset Management: Financial Services NIST SP 1800-6 Domain Name Systems-Based Electronic Mail Security NIST SP 1800-7 Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities DoD Medical Space Planning Criteria FARs Federal Acquisitions Regulation DFARS Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement

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