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Hybrid Workforce: Who’s Managing DNS?

Post pandemic situation sees the confirmation of working from home but also working from anywhere. After COVID-19, 92% of eligible people expect to work from home at least 1 day per week, and 80% expected to work at least 3 days from home per week according to a survey by Owl labs. Most enterprises seem to accept this new paradigm as it improves the overall productivity of the workforce. Provided the logistics of working outside the Enterprise can be addressed,...

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...

How DNS Security Protects the Financial Industry Against Cyberattacks

For many years, the volume of sensitive customer and financial data in circulation have made the financial services sector an attractive target for attackers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further enhanced this, creating new risks for banks, trading platforms and other financial institutions. The rapid shift to distributed and remote workforces has resulted in more complex company networks revealing weak points in IT security concepts. An increased reliance on cloud services in combination with the swift acceleration of connected devices...

How DNS Security Can Help The Very-Targeted Healthcare Industry Fight Back

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible pressure on the healthcare industry, not just in the physical world but also in the digital one. Healthcare is uniquely vulnerable to cyberattacks, particularly attacks utilizing DNS. In the 2021 Global DNS Threat Report, just released by EfficientIP and IDC, we see how threat actors are targeting the DNS of verticals such as healthcare, as well as what companies are doing about it. Why threat actors love to target healthcare Healthcare is an...

Threat Actors Have Grown Smarter in Their DNS Attacks. Here’s How Companies Should Respond…

Over the past year–during the COVID-19 pandemic–businesses have accelerated their digital transformation as the pandemic has continued to require off-premise working and online or cloud-based products and services. But digital transformation is not the only area to experience vast change during the pandemic. Our annual report with IDC reveals that attackers have changed their tactics this year, growing more diverse in their methods for abusing the DNS protocol; businesses have had to pivot to smarter methods in order to keep...

Remote Worker Protection Using DoH

Most organizations now have remote workers and need to provide them with maximum comfort and security to perform their operations. We all know that DNS can be abused to carry out very powerful attacks, animate botnet activities, exchange data with command and control servers or for exfiltrating valuable information. Remote workers always use the public infrastructure from each ISP to connect back to the organization’s IT system and to consume SaaS or cloud services and applications. This shared and public...

Why Using DoH is Questionable

DoH (DNS over HTTPS) is an interesting solution for securing the transport of DNS traffic up to the first resolver. But is it required? What are the drawbacks? Do we really need it? Can we trust its usage and the DoH providers currently available? After a few months of intensive usage, some are pushing the message that in the context of an organization DoH is an important subject for I&O teams and more generally for the CISO & CIO to...

SOLIDserver 7.3: Boosting Network Automation, Security and Control

Release 7.3 of SOLIDserver builds on the importance of the centralized IP Source of Truth data repository and open APIs to boost automation capabilities of DDI. With a focus on simplifying network management and easy ecosystem integration, the new functionalities introduced bring enhanced visibility over infrastructure resources and users, helping improve operational efficiency and control while strengthening security. The main features introduced with Release 7.3 include the following: 1) Network Identity Manager for Enriched IT Automation With Identity Manager, the...

Accelerating Transition to the New Normal: Top 5 Predictions for 2021

After the challenging events in 2020, the effects of the Covid pandemic will continue throughout next year, ensuring remote working & remote customers will remain in the limelight. In order to function, businesses will have no choice but to transform, both from organizational and societal viewpoints. The result will be rapid acceleration of digital transformation projects, covering key initiatives like edge computing, multi-cloud, zero-trust security, autonomous networks and infrastructure-as-code. So as organizations continue their transition to the “new normal”, here...

DNS over TLS for Improved Privacy

For various reasons, DNS transport could be secured through encryption, with DNS over TLS (aka DoT) being one obvious solution to increase user security. User privacy reached the DNS area some while ago – we have seen a massive move from browser solutions to the adoption and more importantly the usage of secured DNS by applying, in some countries, an automatic switch to encrypted transport. DNS is business-critical so has to be secured Why is securing DNS so important? Mostly...

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