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Opportunists in the Woodwork: Security Exploits on the Internet of Things

Neustar Engineering
by Neustar Engineering February 17th, 2016
Opportunists in the Woodwork: Security Exploits on the Internet of Things

It is estimated that there will be some 212 billion IoT devices by the year 2020. The unfortunate reality is that with every great technological shift, there will be new avenues for abuse, theft, and mischief. In fact, there are new exploits that are already impacting the Internet of Things and shaping the strategies of cyber attacks against it. Read Full Article

Is DNS the Rodney Dangerfield of Your Cybersecurity Strategy?

Travis Abercrombie
by Travis Abercrombie February 2nd, 2016
Is DNS the Rodney Dangerfield of Your Cybersecurity Strategy?

Rodney Dangerfield was known for his comedic timing, crazy facial expressions, and catch phrase that seemingly resonated with everybody: “I get no respect.” In that same vein, the domain name system (DNS) is perhaps the single-most important entity of the Internet that goes underappreciated, unnoticed… and unsecured. The good news is that you can protect your business and DNS from threats. Read Full Article

In 2016—and Beyond—It’ll Be All About the Data

Tomás Hernandez
by Tomás Hernandez January 6th, 2016
In 2016—and Beyond—It’ll Be All About the Data

Late in 2015, an announcement was made that raised very little fanfare in the mainstream media: Google was open-sourcing its artificial intelligence (AI) engine, TensorFlow. The move might be seen as just another example of the search giant’s championing universal access to innovative source code. But underneath the surface the implications are far more reaching. Read Full Article

The Cyber Stickup

Travis Abercrombie
by Travis Abercrombie November 18th, 2015
The Cyber Stickup

The Wild West evokes images of Conestoga wagons, saloons, stick-up kids, and the inevitable quick-draw duel between cops and robbers. Fast forward three centuries, and that same struggle still plays out daily– but this time the uncharted territory is the Internet, and the stickup kids are hackers whose weapons of choice are distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Read Full Article

Webinar: How to Reduce Risk When You Can’t Instantly Remediate “High” or “Critical” CVEs

Tomás Hernandez
by Tomás Hernandez November 13th, 2015
Webinar: How to Reduce Risk When You Can’t Instantly Remediate “High” or “Critical” CVEs

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) notifications provide full scale remediation recommendations, but only offer alternative risk reduction strategies where the full remediation has not yet been made available. On Thursday, November 19th at 1:00pm ET, Information Week/Dark Reading will host a Neustar-sponsored webinar to discuss recent high and critical CVEs. Join us to learn some reasonable, short-term steps that can be implemented to reduce the risk of exposure until a complete remediation can be executed. Read Full Article