Director of Software Development
Sara graduated from Cambridge University and obtained her DPhil from Oxford University. She has worked in a number of different industries over the past 25 years as a systems analyst, software developer and project manager.
Her skills include DNS, DNSSEC, DNS Privacy, OO Analysis and Design, Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development. She was the project manager for OpenDNSSEC for two years.
She is now actively involved in efforts to promote DNS Privacy and is a contributor to getdns and Stubby. Sara is a co-chair of the DNS Privacy Workshop and the Privacy Enhancement and Assessment Research Group (PEARG) in the IRTF.
- I-D: Specification of DNS over Dedicated QUIC Connections - Internet draft
- I-D: DNS Zone Transfer-over-TLS - Specification for encrypting zone transfers using TLS
- (BCP232) RFC8932: Recommendations for DNS Privacy Service Operators - Describes operational, policy and security considerations for DNS operators who choose to offer DNS Privacy services
- RFC 8618: Compacted-DNS (C-DNS): A Format for DNS Packet Capture - A DNS specific format for efficient capture of DNS traffic.
- RFC8490: DNS Stateful Operations - Internet Draft proposing a new mechanism for per-session DNS signalling
- RFC8310: Usage Profiles for DNS over TLS and DNS over DTLS – describes how DNS Privacy clients can authenticate DNS Privacy servers
- RFC7858 : Specification for DNS over TLS (contributing author)
- RFC7828 : The edns-tcp-keepalive EDNS0 Option – defines an EDNS0 option to enable idle timeout management of DNS-over-TCP sessions
- RFC7766 : DNS Transport over TCP – Implementation Requirements – a bis version of RFC5966, (DNS Transport over TCP – Implementation Requirements)
Selection of past presentations:
- "It's DNS Jim, but not as we know it" (RIPE 77, Amsterdam 2018)
- IETF EDU Privacy Tutorial (IETF 99, Prague, 2017)
- DNS Privacy Project (RIPE 72 in 2016)
- How we are developing a next generation DNS API for applications (OARC 24 in 2016)
- Using TLS for DNS privacy in practice (OARC Fall workshop 2015 – starts 27 mins in)
- DNSSEC for Legacy Applications (DNSSEC Workshop, Dublin ICANN 54 2015)
- Hedgehog update (RIPE 69 Open Source WG 2014)
- DNSCCM (OARC and RIPE63 DNS WG in 2011)