Today there’s a swell in DNS threats as hackers are becoming brighter and recognizing that DNS is an attack victor many organizations aren’t covering. DNS type attacks are on an insane rise and businesses are neglecting to catch up to the modern times. According to a piece by Dark Reading by Ronan David, lack of awareness1 and adaptive countermeasures aren’t properly in place1 are the reasons DNS attacks are on the rise.
To aid with the need for information, Infoblox provides dozens of threat intelligence reports and records to keep their patrons up to date on the most recent DNS security. One element that Infoblox provides is a free DNS Security dummies book which everyone can download here:
Read it and catch up to what is going on with the DNS today and how attackers are exploiting the DNS. This way we can take the initial steps on the path to a secured DNS environment.
Now after studying the DNS Security Dummies book let’s look at a way to adapt a newer form of managing your DNS security.
It’s no longer just about protecting the network but how to make sure organizations internal employees/students/consumers are being directed to provide a healthier and more prosperous environment for them and the businesses that implement such structures. Organizations can think of web filtering as irrelevant, however, web filtering is essential when talking about building a learning environment for students to become profitable or workers to not become bewildered by off work activates or parents desiring to develop their children.
Infoblox provides its customers with an ability to web filter by various web categories. Some of which include blocking websites related to drugs, games, pornography, sports, social networking, and many more! With these web filters, organizations can form their walled garden when electing to provide a prosperous and beneficial environment for everyone. There are many cases when an organization would want to adopt a web filter, but here are just a few.
Providers use web filters to provide certain networks or specified parental control on households that opt-in to such protections at a cost.
Schools putting in controls to foster better learning environments by ensuring all students keep on the right path and are looking at the correct material by not wasting time surfing social media.
Employers activating web filters when deadlines are coming up to enhance everyone’s focus to finish the tasks at hand.
DNS is being applied in many environments today and proceeds to grow. Being on the leading edge and providing the next level DNS protection from attacks is imperative. However, taking advantage of the DNS to make it work further in an organization’s favor with the DNS protection brings an organization to the next level.
- David, R. (2019, September 6). Why Businesses Fail to Address DNS Security Exposures. Retrieved December 18, 2019, from https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities—threats/why-businesses-fail-to-address-dns-security-exposures-/a/d-id/1335678.