DoH! What’s all the controversy over encrypted DNS?

3:00 – 4:00 PM

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a new internet protocol designed to increase user privacy and security by eliminating the ability to intercept and manipulate DNS queries. On public Wi-Fi networks, for example, DoH prevents other Wi-Fi users from seeing or manipulating the websites you visit. However, some stakeholders are wary about the widespread implementation of DoH. Will Internet service providers (ISPs) lose visibility into DNS queries? Will DNS query resolution become concentrated in the hands of a few companies? This session will explore these questions from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders.


Jacques Latour, CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority)
Brian Hartvigsen, Cisco
Adiel Akplogan
Alyssa Moore, CIRA (moderator)

As an expert in developing innovative, leading-edge IT solutions, Jacques Latour has established CIRA as a global leader among ccTLD registries. He has 25+ years of experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors and as CIRA’s CTO,is currently leading CIRA Labs, CIRA’s innovation hub and providing leadership and direction for the management and security of the .CA registry and its underlying DNS.

A visionary in the Internet community, Jacques led the development of CIRA’s Internet Performance Test, is an outspoken advocate for the adoption of IPv6 and represents the .CA registry internationally as a member of a variety of working groups and advisory groups, including being a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), TLDOPS standing committees and TechDay and DNSSEC Planning Program Committee. 

Brian Hartvigsen has spent the last 20+ years playing, learning, and working in the DNS. His career started with EveryDNS’s authoritative services to over 135,000 domains, including then startups like Github and WikiLeaks, before moving on to recursive services and DNS security at OpenDNS (now a part of Cisco.)  Brian’s current responsibilities include all edge DNS services for Cisco’s Umbrella DNS Security product handling over 300 billion requests per day.  He also spends times working across the greater DNS community at DNS-OARC and within the IETF contributing to the future of the DNS.

Alyssa Moore is a champion of change in the Internet community. Passionate about the open Internet, she has centered her efforts largely in the non-profit arena to draw together teams and communities to tackle policy questions in complex technical environments.

In addition to being a tireless ambassador for the .CA top level domain, Alyssa’s role as Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) focuses on developing and implementing the organization’s advocacy strategy, monitoring domestic regulatory affairs and legislation, and participating in the activities of international Internet governance bodies such as ICANN and the IGF.

Prior to this, Alyssa worked as a Policy & Strategy Analyst at Cybera, Alberta’s non-profit research and education network. She currently serves on the board of the Internet Society Canada Chapter, the Montreal Internet Exchange (QIX), and the policy Advisory Council to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton University.