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DNS Threat Intelligence for Healthcare Networks

Healthcare institutions are proving to be increasingly targeted for cyberattacks such as DDoS and ransomware, causing life-threatening impact as well as severe breach damage costs. As it ensures seamless connectivity to important systems and services, enabling timely access to critical information, DNS is a top target and attack vector for cybercriminals. It’s therefore no surprise that the IDC 2023 Global DNS Threat Report emphasizes specialized DNS Security, incorporating DNS Threat Intelligence, to be mandatory for proactive network security. Enlarged 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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