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Top 5 Trends: Network Automation and Security in 2024

2023 turned out to be another interesting year for Network and Security teams. With the worrying geo-political situation affecting supplies and costs, and network complexity rising, organizations struggled to keep control of their IT architectures. Two important concerns continued to rise. Poor visibility over IT network activity has made them increasingly difficult to manage, and cybercriminals are launching more increasingly-sophisticated attacks, often exploiting DNS. So to take back control over network operations in 2024, observability, network automation and DNS Threat...

DNS Threat Intelligence for Telco Networks

Telecommunications is everywhere, enabling businesses across all industries to collaborate, and employees to communicate. Compounded by 5G and IoT, telcos manage increasingly complex infrastructures and store a large amount of sensitive data. It’s therefore no wonder they are the highest attacked vertical, as confirmed by IDC’s 2023 DNS Threat Report. From personal use to government level, proactive protection of telco networks is critical. For this, insights gained from DNS Threat Intelligence are now recognized as being foundational. Ever-Evolving Networks Increase...

DNS Threat Intelligence for Higher Education Networks

With IT staff struggling to protect legacy networks on tight budgets, it’s no wonder schools and universities are top targets for cybercriminals. Sprawling campuses handling BYoD and multiple IoT devices, together with frequent ransomware attacks and compliance regulations add to the difficulty. The 2023 IDC Threat Survey found that 90% of institutions each suffer on average 8 DNS attacks per year, with every attack costing $1.15M in damages. The report goes on to provide recommendations on how Higher Ed can...

New IDC Report: DNS Threat Intelligence for Proactive Defense

Year after year, the impacts and costs of DNS attacks continue to rise, causing severe damage. Based on a survey of 1,000 security experts, the new 2023 IDC Threat Report shows 90% of organizations suffered DNS attacks, costing $1.1M each. Highlighting the fundamental role of DNS in network security strategies, the report confirms that it is time now more than ever to strengthen protection via a purpose-built, integrated DNS security solution. DNS threat intelligence offers evolution to proactive defense, while...

How DNS Security Helps Combat Ransomware

Everyone knows that Ransomware has become costly as attacks target organizations in every industry vertical. Governments, the private sector, and critical infrastructure owners face intolerable data, financial, and reputational losses with seemingly no way to stop it. But perhaps we’re not trying the right way. In most cases, ransomware needs the Domain Name System (DNS) so it can achieve its malicious goals. However, security solutions such as Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) have limited DNS coverage in the security ecosystem. Purpose-built DNS...

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...

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...

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...

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