DNS – what’s in a name? - Security Lancaster Seminar Series

Thursday 17 May 2018, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


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Event Details

Cath Goulding, Head of Cyber Security for Nominet UK, the company best known for running the .uk domain name registry, joins our Seminar Series to talk about how DNS works, and the cyber threats it faces.

Since 1996, Nominet has managed and run domain names that end in .uk and are now one of the worlds largest country code registries. With over 3m businesses, and millions more customers who rely on their domain registry services, Nominet is the UK’s official country-code domain and a world leader in Cyber Security, employed by the government among others, to protect their secure networks. The Domain Name System (DNS) is critical to the operations of the Internet and this talk will outline how DNS works and the cyber threats it faces. Cath will also give insight into her career and outline some of the lessons she has learnt along the way.


Cath Goulding is Head of CyberSecurity, Nominet UK and Board member of the Women’s Security Society

Cath has 18 years’ experience in the cyber securityprofession having worked for both UK Government and the private sector. Athought leader in her field, she frequently speaks at security and internetconferences and has provided articles and comments for multiple publications.Her career was profiled in the Financial Times and she has appeared on the BBCpromoting women into the IT profession.

Cath currently works as Head of Cyber Security for NominetUK, the internet company best known for running the ‘dot.uk’ registry and therefore critical to internet operations in the UK. Prior to joining Nominet, Cath worked at GCHQ holding a variety of posts in the field of cyber security. Cath has a BSc in Mathematics, an MSc in Human Computer Interaction and is CISSP qualified. She was awarded Security Champion at the Women in IT awards 2015 and sits on the board of the Women’s Security Society.

Contact Details

Name Paul Bennett


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+44 1524 595186