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Data Science Is the Foundation for Contemporary Threat Intelligence

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Contemporary internet threats are sophisticated and adaptable, they continuously change their complexion to evade security defenses. Traditional rigid, deterministic, rule-based security research are becoming less effective. Security research approaches employing data science methods to implement anomalies-based analysis across very large volumes of anonymized data are now essential. This paper will: • Briefly cover security research challenges in today’s threat landscape • Explain why DNS resolution data is a rich resource for security research • Describe how Akamai teams use DNS data and data science to create better threat intelligence • Discuss improvements in threat coverage, accuracy, and responsiveness to today’s agile threats
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Akamai Technologies

Cisco Umbrella coffee hour with Deutsche Bank

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
Grab a cup of coffee and tune in to hear Alan Meirzon, Director – Chief Information Security Office at Deutsche Bank share his experience using Cisco Umbrella. Alan discusses how his team uses Umbrella as the first line of defense against threats on the internet. He shares best practices and the outcomes his team has seen using DNS-layer security to protect users wherever they access the internet. View this video to hear security best practices and lessons learned from Alan, a security veteran.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

Getting to know DNS security, again

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
Users are working off-hours, off-network, and off-VPN. Are you up on all the ways DNS can be used to secure them? If not, maybe it’s time to brush up. More than 91% of malware uses DNS to gain command and control, exfiltrate data, or redirect web traffic. Because DNS is a protocol used by all devices that connect to the internet, security at the DNS layer is critical for achieving the visibility and protection you need for any users accessing the internet. Learn how DNS-layer security can help you block threats before they reach your network or endpoints.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

Reduce Phishing Risk in Minutes with Umbrella and Duo

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials. See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy. Attendees will learn how to: ? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials ? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications ? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

30 minutes to a more secure enterprise

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Aug 08, 2019
Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. OpenDNS arrests attacks earlier in the kill chain. Enforcing security at the DNS layer prevents a malicious IP connection from ever being established or a malicious file from ever being downloaded. This same DNS layer of network security can contain malware and any compromised system from exfiltrating data. Command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure are blocked over any port or protocol. Unlike appliances, the cloud service protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protects every device connected to the network — even IoT. It is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

Quiz - Do you know DNS security?

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: May 24, 2019
Do you know DNS Security? Users are working off-hours, off network and off VPN. Are you up on all the ways DNS can be used to secure them? Test your knowledge.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

30 minutes to a more secure enterprise

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: May 24, 2019
Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. OpenDNS arrests attacks earlier in the kill chain. Enforcing security at the DNS layer prevents a malicious IP connection from ever being established or a malicious file from ever being downloaded. This same DNS layer of network security can contain malware and any compromised system from exfiltrating data. Command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure are blocked over any port or protocol. Unlike appliances, the cloud service protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protects every device connected to the network — even IoT. It is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

Security when off the corporate network, off the VPN

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: May 24, 2019
Your CISO is faced with two dilemmas: Too much malware reaches you and perimeter security is often blind. Our solution is to use DNS as the first layer of always-on network security.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

Nothing kills attacks earlier than DNS-layer security

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: May 24, 2019
"Nothing kills attacks earlier than DNS-layer security. Protection both before and during the attack Attacks have many phases. Before launching, the attacker needs to stage internet infrastructure to support each phase. Two early phases are to redirect or link to a malicious web domain or send a malicious email attachment. For the former, most attacks leverage exploit kits (e.g. Angler) as the first stage before dropping the final payload. Cisco Umbrella effectively blocks initial exploit and phishing domains.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

Is DNS Your Security Achilles Heel?

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
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Akamai Technologies

5 Must-Ask DNS Questions

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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Akamai Technologies

Protecting Your Network from Malware

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy. One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware.
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Akamai Technologies

30 Minutes to a more secure enterprise

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Why Cisco Umbrella is the simplest decision you can make to improve your company’s security. You have to make some serious security decisions when you’re an IT leader. That’s because both the volume and sophistication of attacks are intensifying relentlessly — and it’s clear that conventional defenses alone are no longer adequate. More efective blocking of attackers is particularly important because under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, frewalls, and sandboxing alone. A mere 30 minutes from now, any business can be more secure than it was before. That’s the simple reality of DNS-layer security.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

Solution Brief: Nothing kills attacks earlier than DNS-layer security.  

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Oct 12, 2018
Attacks have many phases. Before launching, the attacker needs to stage internet infrastructure to support each phase. Two early phases are to redirect or link to a malicious web domain or send a malicious email attachment. For the former, most attacks leverage exploit kits (e.g. Angler) as the first stage before dropping the final payload. Cisco Umbrella effectively blocks initial exploit and phishing domains. Unlike appliances, our cloud security platform protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protection extends to every device connected to the network — even IoT. Umbrella truly is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere. Download today to find out more.
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Cisco Umbrella EMEA

How Securing Recursive DNS Proactively Protects Your Network

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses. But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
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rdns, dns, anti-virus, security, network defense
    
Akamai Technologies

Is DNS Your Security Achilles Heel?

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
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dns< security breach, cyber security
    
Akamai Technologies

5 Must-Ask DNS Questions

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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dns, phishing, malware, ransomware, security
    
Akamai Technologies

Adopt DNS Best Practices to Proactively Protect Against Malware

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
The cyber threat landscape is dynamic and accelerating. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a vulnerability in many organizations’ defenses that malicious actors are increasingly exploiting. The following DNS best practices, when coupled with an enterprise threat protection service, will aid you in identifying, blocking, and mitigating targeted threats such as malware, phishing, ransomware, and data exfiltration.
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dns, cybersecurity, malware, phishing, ransomware, data exfiltration
    
Akamai Technologies

Protecting Your Network from Malware

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
"Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy. One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware. "
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dns, rdns, security, zero trust security, malware, data, network security
    
Akamai Technologies

The #1 Question You Should Ask Any Potential DNS Vendor

Published By: Oracle Dyn     Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
The DNS is an often-overlooked protocol. Historically, many companies believed they could either run their own DNS service in-house or simply use a bundled option provided by their hosting or CDN provider. However, with the rise in DDoS attacks and continued migration to the cloud, the mission-critical nature of the DNS has become quite apparent to companies around the world. As a result, many are searching for a managed DNS provider.
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dns, vendors, dns, ddos, attack, cyber security
    
Oracle Dyn

Targeted Threat Protection in the Cloud

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
Targeted threats are increasing at an alarming rate. Malicious actors are evolving their methodologies and are increasingly exploiting the domain name system (DNS) to launch cyberattacks. Learn more about how to proactively protect your company with an additional layer of cloud-based security.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies

Cybercrime by the Numbers

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
It’s likely not a matter of if, but when your company will fall prey to targeted attack involving malware, ransomware, data exfiltration, or phishing. In fact, 70% of organizations reported a security incident that negatively impacted their business in the past year. Learn more about the realities of cybercrime in today’s hyperconnected world.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies

5 Must-Ask DNS Questions

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies

Is DNS Your Security Achilles Heel?

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies

20 Years of DNS Data Exfiltration: Why, How, and What’s Next?

Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
DNS is a well-worn data exfiltration and communication vector. Explore why targeted threats continue to use the DNS protocol to exfiltrate sensitive information, how it’s done, and what might be next in the evolution of this attack vector.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies
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