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DotConnectAfrica Delegates Attend the Kenya Internet Governance Forum

The annual forum focused on ICT Synergy and sessions discussing policies enabling access such as improving cost and quality of internet services, Net Neutrality, Cyber security, DNSSEC which has become a major factor in utilizing ICT services. more»

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host about Lowering DDoS Risks

It's no secret that DDoS attacks are worsening by the day. From the largest financial institutions to smaller Internet companies, everyone's a target - including DNS providers like us. 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»

Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. However, not all of our time and effort is focused on new domains. more»

Verisign Named to the OTA's 2014 Online Trust Honor Roll

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with industry leaders to enhance online trust, completed comprehensive evaluations of more than 800 sites and mobile applications by analyzing companies' data protection, security and privacy practices, including over two-dozen criteria. more»

4 Minutes Vs. 4 Hours: A Responder Explains Emergency DDoS Mitigation

In the 2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report, one team member described common DDoS mitigation scenarios. Here are some excerpts from the report. more»

Dyn Acquires Internet Intelligence Company, Renesys

This acquisition enables Dyn to launch a new Performance Assurance product line that gives customers the insights they need to make instant, intelligent decisions to improve the performance of their Internet enabled applications. more»

Tips to Address New FFIEC DDoS Requirements

Recently, the FFIEC released statements that describe steps it expects financial institutions to take to address cyberattacks and highlight resources institutions can use to help mitigate the risks posed by such attacks. more»

Smokescreening: Data Theft Makes DDoS More Dangerous

It's called "smokescreening" and it's costing companies big. In 2013, over 50 percent of companies hit by DDoS attacks suffered theft of funds, customer data or intellectual property. more»

dotStrategy Selects Neustar's Registry Threat Mitigation Services for .BUZZ Registry

dotStrategy, Co. the operator of the new Top Level Domain .BUZZ, announced today it has selected Neustar's Registry Threat Mitigation Services to support and protect the .BUZZ registry. more»

24 Million Home Routers Expose ISPs to Massive DNS-Based DDoS Attacks

New research by Nominum, leading DNS and Internet Activity applications provider for Communication Service Providers, today reveals evidence that DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks have significantly increased in the recent months, targeting vulnerable home routers worldwide. more»