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Is your DNS Security Ready for the NIS 2 Directive? The Clock is Ticking!

The NIS 2 directive underscores the importance of robust DNS security to uphold internet integrity, highlighting DNS’s critical role in digital infrastructure and vulnerability to cyber threats. Implementing a Protective DNS Security solution combined with DNS-centric threat intelligence and other security measures is essential for organizations to improve defenses, minimize cyber risks, and ensure compliance with new standards set by NIS 2, thereby maintaining internet stability and security. Let’s take a closer look. NIS 2: What’s next? The year ahead...

DNS Security – A Critical Element of the Shift to Long-Term Remote Work

Twenty months into the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is no longer a temporary situation but the status quo for many. In fact, recently Gartner forecasts indicated that by the close of this year, 51% of knowledge workers worldwide are expected to be working remotely, up from 27% just two years ago. With an estimate of 32% of all employees worldwide expected to work remotely by the end of 2021, it is clear that the abrupt shift to remote work during...

Five Predictions for Asia Pacific DNS Security in 2019

This week’s blog comes to us from our very own Nick Itta, VP Sales APAC.With 2018 coming to a close, I’ve engaged with companies and organizations across Asia Pacific, discussing their plans of attack for strengthening cyber security. During these conversations, several recurring themes have emerged, providing some insight into what we can expect in the year ahead. Here are my five predictions for the state of Asia Pacific’s DNS security in 2019: 1. Learning from 2018’s Lessons on Personal...

Universities Need to be Schooled in DNS

Educators have a lot to learn when it comes to cyber security. Domain Name System (DNS) threats are not just limited to banks and logistic multinationals anymore. Universities and academic institutions are capturing the attention of fast-learning cyber criminals for three reasons: they deal with sensitive data, they are populated by carefree students and they tend to have smaller IT budgets than com/universities-dns/mercial organizations. EfficientIP’s 2018 Global DNS Threat Report highlighted cost per DNS-based attack soared 68% to $690,000 in...

North American Businesses Aware of DNS Threats in 2018, But Not How to Mitigate Them

This is the third installment in a series of regional explorations into the network threat landscape in 2018. After Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC), we are examining the state of North American DNS security, looking at the results for this region where EfficientIP interviewed 300 different companies, as part of its annual Global DNS Threat Report. 2018 – A year of awakening to cyber threats Cyber attacks from Russia, and high-profile attacks last year forced American and Canadian businesses to up...

APAC Businesses Need to Give DNS More Tender Loving Care

The US is undoubtedly home to some of the world’s most valuable tech companies and is worthy of wearing the tech crown. However, the Asia Pacific region (APAC) is often seen as the fastest growing tech market in the world, and some of its innovations and investments are becoming large enough to make even the US goliaths tremble. The APAC market is expected to grow at 6% this year according to Forrester, with India taking the lead. The region is...

Why GDPR Day is February 15th, not May 25th 2018

If you read the news, you may think the negative portrayal of General Data Protection Regulation in the media means the new regulation will be one of the worst edicts ever introduced. However, from your customer’s perspective, the new data law may look very different. GDPR is set to help organizations truly respect their customers’ information by protecting it from possible cyber breaches, often accomplished by hackers via the Domain Name System (DNS). Industry research reveals it typically takes 99...

Network Security: A 2018 Priority for Public & Private Sectors

2017 featured some of the largest cyber attacks on record, a trend which is not likely to stop or slow down in 2018. One of the easiest targets for cyber criminals is DNS (Domain Name Server) as it is open by design and not well protected. Hence, it has become a primary target, being used in over 90% of malware-based attacks according to Cisco’s 2016 Annual Security Report. Furthermore, DNS-based attacks are gradually increasing their scale and points of impact,...

2017: Bad Year for DNS Security, but Network Management Getting Hot

The past year saw some of the largest cyber attacks on record such as WannaCry, Petya and Mirai. The emergence of new threats to the corporate network poses a critical issue to current network and DNS Security capabilities. Last year’s cyber attacks, which caused financial and reputational damage to private and public sector organizations, sparked necessary conversations about how employees and the public can be protected from future threats. In 2017 we also saw the enterprise IT environment becoming more...

Don’t Want to be the Next Equifax? Check Your DNS Security

As Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, delivered the closing address at Sibos 2017, the world’s premier Financial Services event held in Toronto, it became clear that digital innovation in the Financial Services industry will be a key topic on boardroom agendas in 2018. The discussions at Sibos 2017 focused more than ever on the need for cyber security, following several headlines on data breaches in the past months. From Equifax to Deloitte, the trail of disaster has left companies in...

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