DNS Security

Noteworthy

 The movement is on, DNSSEC, ready set go! Just make sure you are ready when you go!

 DNSSEC technology standards have been stable and mature since 2007, with only updates, clarifications, and new functionality added since then.

 Over the next few years we should expect to see applications leveraging DNSSEC in ways we cannot imagine now.

 Some folks have already asked me if DNSSEC could have prevented Twitter.com traffic from being hijacked. In this case, the answer is, "No".

DNS Security / Industry Updates

How Savvy DDoS Attackers Are Using DNSSEC Against Us

Neustar this week published a research report, "DNSSEC: How Savvy DDoS Attackers Are Using Our Defenses Against Us," detailing how Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) can be subverted as an amplifier in Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. more»

Is Your TLD Threat Mitigation Strategy up to Scratch?

When it comes to operating a TLD, ensuring your namespace is free of malicious activity should be a particular area of focus if you would like to maintain your reputation as a trusted destination online. Equally, this is a topic of increasing importance for ICANN who continue to drive TLDs to provide safer and safer namespaces. more»

Computerworld Names Afilias' Ram Mohan a Premier 100 Technology Leader

IDG's Computerworld announces Ram Mohan, Afilias' executive vice president and chief technology officer, as a 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree. This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. more»

Introducing the Verisign DNS Firewall

Verisign DNS Firewall is an easy-to-configure, cost effective managed cloud-based service that offers robust protection from unwanted content, malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs), delivered with the ability to customize filtering to suit an organization's unique needs. more»

3 Key Steps for SMBs to Protect Their Website and Critical Internet Services

The National Small Business Association (NBSA) recently released a report revealing that half of all small businesses have been the victim of a cyber-attack -- and the cost of dealing with these attacks has skyrocketed to $20,752 per attack. more»

Key Considerations for Selecting a Managed DNS Provider

I spend a lot of time talking with customers about how they choose their managed DNS provider. In listening to their stories over the years, I have noticed that many of them use similar (if not identical) criteria to make this very important decision. more»

What's in Your Attack Surface?

The concept of "attack surface" has been batted around in the security community for a long time. At a high-level, we all get the gist of it: the more exposed a system is to attackers (attack surface) the more risk it is probably exposing to those who depend on it, but what does that mean? more»

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host About DDoS

Neustar provides UltraDNS and recently dealt with an attack on our network that was massive by industry standards, impacting our customers and even our upstream providers. more»

Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

IONs are part of the Internet Society's Deploy360 Programme, which aims to foster the global adoption of key Internet technology standards such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and secure routing protocols. more»

The Latest Internet Plague: Random Subdomain Attacks

DNS DDoS attacks continue, fueled by open DNS proxies. Now they're stressing resolvers and authorities worldwide using pseudo random subdomains.  more»