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Network Security for Higher Education: The Key Role of DNS

Last year, Education and Research were the top targets for cybercriminals, according to a study by Check Point. With remote learning becoming normal, bad actors are finding new ways to leverage techniques such as phishing and ransomware, often using DNS as an attack target or a vector. IDC’s 2022 Global DNS Threat Report shows that 84% of schools and universities were victims of DNS attacks in the past 12 months. The report then goes on to provide recommendations on how purpose-built DNS...

DNS Security for Healthcare: Controlling Connected Devices and Protecting Patient Data

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have been rapidly moving towards connected devices and cloud, driven by digital transformation projects and accelerated by the pandemic. However, to allow operating with complete trust, cybersecurity solutions need to keep pace with new telehealth/telemedicine technologies adopted which due to their criticality for patient health must be “always on”. Above all, network infrastructure needs to be reliable, connected medical devices have to be controlled in terms of what infrastructure they are allowed to...

How to Secure Anywhere Networking with DNS: 2022 Threat Report Highlights

As organizations adopt a “work from anywhere” approach, IDC’s 2022 Global DNS Threat Report confirms that the frequency and damage cost of DNS attacks have remained as high as ever, causing severe impacts on service continuity and data confidentiality for on-premises, cloud, and remote workers. On the positive side, the importance of DNS for overall network security is being increasingly acknowledged, with organizations understanding its criticality for strengthening resilience, protecting data privacy, and for providing an early security barrier by...

Enhancing Visibility & Control Over Google Cloud Platform with IPAM Sync

Today, workloads are deployed on in-house DC or Public Cloud (Hybrid Cloud) or even in various Public Cloud Providers (MultiCloud). This brings new challenges for Netops and SecOps teams to build an accurate and consolidated Visibility on the Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Infrastructures they are in charge of, so they require a Network Source of Truth (NSoT) for administration, operations and security purposes. An IPAM is meant for planification and reference purposes. It is used as a blueprint of the...

2021 Year in Review: Networking and Security in a Pandemic World

With the Covid pandemic still ongoing, 2021 turned out to be a very disruptive year for organizations and their network infrastructures. For every industry, cyberattacks remained top of mind as cases of ransomware and data theft continued to rise, putting the spotlight on zero trust strategies and threat protection solutions such as DNS Security and Application Access Control. Hybrid work models and multi cloud adoption also brought their own challenges, particularly in the areas of resource visibility, network management efficiency...

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...

Simplify Management of DNS Services with DNS Cloud Extension to Azure DNS Zones

Hardening your DNS infrastructure Securing your Internet visibility at a global scale is easily achieved using Public Cloud DNS Services. To avoid Public Cloud vendor lock-in you need a solution that will simplify and unify the management of your public DNS Zones while hardening security. EfficientIP DNS Cloud does just that and more. DNS Servers deliver critical services to your organization but they are exposed to attacks from the Internet. In the IDC 2021 Global DNS Threat Report, 76% of...

Addressing DNS Security Risks That Threaten The Education Sector

In the wake of the pandemic, the education sector saw one of the most dramatic digital transformations as schools and universities worldwide were forced to move overnight to remote learning. This resulted in a growing cybersecurity footprint seized by attackers, especially targeting the Domain Name System (DNS) which plays a crucial role in routing internal and external traffic. While almost all organizations have been vulnerable, K-12 schools have been shown to be particularly at risk. As school systems went into...

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...

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