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Carpet-Bombing Attacks: A Rising Threat to ISPs

News of a South African ISP's two-day outage sent the industry abuzz last month, highlighting the need for improved distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack mitigation. more

How Threat Intelligence Prevents Nameserver Takeovers and Their Far-Reaching Damage

In an ideal world, administrators should never run across threats to their web properties. However, human errors and vulnerabilities inevitably get in the way of cybersafety. Managed Domain Name System (DNS) providers, registrars, and services can sometimes put users at immense risk as well. more

How to Stay Safe Against DNS-Based Attacks

The Domain Name System (DNS) plays an essential role in resolving IP addresses and hostnames. For organizations, it ensures that users reach the proper sites, servers, and applications. While it's a fundamental base for a functioning Web, the problem is that this system can easily be abused. more

NS1 Raises $33M for Its Application Traffic Management Solutions

The round was led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from Cisco Investments and existing investors Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Entrée Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, GGV Capital, Mango Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, Telstra Ventures, and Two Sigma Ventures. more

Afilias Thanks Desiree Miloshevic for 12 Years of Service to ISOC

Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today thanks Desiree Z. Miloshevic for her leadership and service to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society. more

How Domain Data Can Enrich an MSSP's Threat Intelligence

Outsourcing security monitoring and management has become a practical option for organizations that lack the budget to take care of their own threat detection and incident response needs. As such, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are turning to external security providers. more

Verisign Q2 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 354.7 Million Domains in Q2 of 2019

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.9 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019. more

The Growing Need for Managed Detection and Response Services

A recent prediction from Cybersecurity Ventures states that the cybersecurity sector is going to have as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions by the year 2021. That is why managed detection and response (MDR) services are now more important than ever. more

Fraud Protection Measures Against Malicious New Domains

Many domain names are registered each day and so become part of the Domain Name System (DNS). In fact, research shows that at least two new registrations are seen per second. Although most of these are done for commercial and other legitimate purposes, not everyone who registers a domain has good intentions. more

NS1 and Salesforce Collaborate on Multi-Signer DNSSEC Implementation

NS1 today announced it collaborated with experts from Salesforce on the first implementation of multi-signer DNSSEC, which enables the cryptographic signing of DNS records across zones with multiple DNS platforms. more