"security" Articles

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

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?

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

The Cyber Stickup

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

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

An Open Letter from Neustar’s CISO to our UltraDNS Customers

by Mark Tonnesen October 20th, 2015
An Open Letter from Neustar’s CISO to our UltraDNS Customers

On October 15, 2015, Neustar’s UltraDNS service experienced an outage as the unexpected result of a configuration change. We've begun a full review of our operational plans and service architecture in order to avoid these problems in the future. Having learned from this experience, we pledge to continue to improve our operations plans and implement new technologies to ensure that our UltraDNS is the best service of its kind. Read Full Article