"security" Articles

Is DDoS Mitigation a Commodity?

by Bryant Rump April 7th, 2015
Is DDoS Mitigation a Commodity?

As DDoS attacks have increased in number, complexity, and impact over the last few years, so has the number of DDoS mitigation service providers—in fact, there are a lot of them. Is DDoS mitigation now a commodity? Read Full Article

DNS Hijacking and Phishing

by Raymond April 1st, 2015
DNS Hijacking and Phishing

Over the last few months, a number of high-profile companies have been hit by cyber attack, including Twitter, Lenovo, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. In some cases, known hacker groups, such as the Syrian Electronic Army or Lizard Squad, used two well-known techniques to penetrate the victimized systems: DNS hijacking and phishing. But several solutions available on the market today could have prevented, halted, or minimized damage from the attacks. Read Full Article

UltraDNS Adds EDNS Support to Enhance Directional Routing

by Raymond February 17th, 2015
UltraDNS Adds EDNS Support to Enhance Directional Routing

Neustar is continuously working to improve our UltraDNS network and services for our customers. As of Sunday, February 15th, Neustar enabled support for EDNS client-subnet requests on our authoritative UltraDNS service. Read Full Article

FAQs for SMBs: How Small and Medium Size Businesses Can Protect Against Cyber Attack

by Glenn Yorkdale February 5th, 2015
FAQs for SMBs: How Small and Medium Size Businesses Can Protect Against Cyber Attack

Small and medium sized businesses often lack the budgets that larger companies have in protecting against cyber attack. Coupled with the fallacy that it’s primarily larger, higher profile organizations that get hacked, this has led to widespread vulnerability among smaller businesses. But there are steps these companies can—and should—take in reducing their vulnerability, all of whose benefits far outweigh their modest costs. Read Full Article

The Shape of Cyber Threats to Come: Rodney Joffe Speaks on 2015

by Tomás Hernandez January 8th, 2015
The Shape of Cyber Threats to Come: Rodney Joffe Speaks on 2015

2014 was a year rife with news of large-scale security breaches of high-profile, global organizations. JPMorgan, eBay, Home Depot, the European Central Bank, and the U.S. Postal Service all appeared in headlines as targets of cyber attack. After all that cyber scandal, what more could possibly be in store for 2015? To answer that, I turned to Neustar’s resident expert, Senior Vice President and Fellow Rodney Joffe, who shared some intriguing tidbits about the current state of cyber threats Read Full Article