Cyberattack

Cyberattack / Industry Updates

New Verisign Uptime Bundle Combines DDoS Protection, Managed DNS and Threat Intelligence Services

VeriSign, Inc. today unveiled the Verisign Uptime Bundle, a new service bundle that combines protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks with Verisign's unparalleled Domain Name System (DNS) hosting, and threat intelligence services -- all in one competitively priced solution. more

Hosting Companies Need Advanced DNS, Here’s Why…

Hosting companies face many challenges today, from differentiating their services in a crowded market with decreasing margins, to an increasing pressure to defend against growing sets of attacks against their infrastructure. As more and more services drift into the cloud, up-time is becoming one of the most critical factors for customers choosing a web host. A hosting company's record of reliability can often be the deciding factor for a customer to choose one service over another. more

DNSSEC Goes Inside the White House

For months, our community has been abuzz with one word: DNSSEC. Now, it's trickling into the White House; Gary Locke announced, as part of a larger cybersecurity policy review, that the Commerce Department is one step closer to making "significant progress in helping the Internet become more robust and secure". more

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated

Neustar today announced its proud support for the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) debate "The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated" on June 8 at the Newseum. The popular Oxford-style debate series is based in New York City, and Neustar's underwriting makes possible this first IQ2US debate in Washington, D.C. more

Preventing Your DNS Account from Being Hacked

Recent years have brought a plague of attacks targeting your ability to do business online. Whether in the form of distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), spam, phishing, or Facebook and Twitter scams. Likely the most disturbing issue for e-commerce organizations has been the growing prevalence of DDoS attacks waged to interrupt their business, or worse, to extort money. more

ICANN and Cybersecurity: Hot Topics at The First Ever .ORG Forum

As we head into 2010, it's no secret that the issues of security and the prevention of internet identity theft in all its forms are of critical importance. .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, was honored to host the First .ORG Forum in Washington, D.C. more

Afilias’ Matt Pounsett Elected Director-at-Large for DNS-OARC

Matt Pounsett, a lead member of the Afilias Content Propagation and Resolution Services team, has been selected as a board member of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (OARC). more

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Advances and Makes Strides With Domain Name Security Extensions

The .ORG Registry continues its commitment to bolstering the future of Internet security; announces today the achievement of key milestones with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). more

NeuStar Addresses DNS Vulnerability with Cache Defender, a Secure DNS Authentication System

This vulnerability, brought to public attention last year by security researcher Dan Kaminsky, allows criminal elements to engage in "DNS cache poisoning" for the malicious hijacking of domain names and results in consequent damage from large-scale identity theft, among other illegal activities. more

.ORG First Open Top-Level Domain to be Signed with DNSSEC

Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the company behind the .ORG domain name, is the first open generic Top-Level Domain to successfully sign the .ORG zone file with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). To date, the .ORG zone is the largest domain registry to implement the security measure. more