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Black Hat 2022 Fireside Chat
Black Hat 2022 Fireside Chat

DNSFilter's Director of Marketing, Serena Raymond, and Principal Threat Researcher, Peter Lowe, caught up in a fireside chat to discuss their different experiences and perspectives after their time at Black Hat this year. We've put together the highlights below.

Ransomware, Malware, and Phishing (Oh My): How to Keep Your Business Data Safe
Ransomware, Malware, and Phishing (Oh My): How to Keep Your Business Data Safe

September 14, 2022

Do you know how vulnerable your business or organization is to security threats? You might be surprised by the evergreen of internet-based crime and how much damage a data breach can cause. 

Domain Classification—A Look Down the Rabbit Hole
Domain Classification—A Look Down the Rabbit Hole

August 16, 2022

You google a site you need for work and come across DNSFilter's block page. Ever wonder what happens when you hit the report button in our software or notify the IT department about how you definitely need this website “scientifically ranking cute puppies" to be accessible?

The Downside of Public Wi-Fi
The Downside of Public Wi-Fi

August 18, 2022

Public Wi-Fi hotspots have increased in number over time as the demand for accessibility is a part of daily life. No more are the days of having to access Wi-Fi at the library or coffee shops–Wi-Fi is accessible everywhere from restaurants, barber shops, airports, and even cruise ships. But is it secure?

DNSFilter at Black Hat USA: Guardian Acquisition, Reducing Risk, Nation-State Attacks
DNSFilter at Black Hat USA: Guardian Acquisition, Reducing Risk, Nation-State Attacks

August 15, 2022

For the DNSFilter team, Black Hat was really just two days on the ground. Two busy, jam-packed, amazing days filled with dozens of sessions, lots of time at the booth and walking the business hall, and hundreds of conversations with security professionals from around the globe (111 different countries, to be exact).

How to Build Remote Culture That Works
How to Build Remote Culture That Works

August 9, 2022

Remote work isn’t the wave of the future, it’s the here and now. With more remote roles becoming available every day, organizations looking for the best talent need to up their game in order to attract it. Does this sound intimidating? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

How to Spot a Nation-State Cyber Attack
How to Spot a Nation-State Cyber Attack

July 28, 2022

From cyber espionage to cyber terrorism, cybercriminals now pose a significant threat to national security and public safety.

"MSP Friendly, Intuitive, Powerful" — ArcLight Group Case Study
"MSP Friendly, Intuitive, Powerful" — ArcLight Group Case Study

August 18, 2022

ArcLight Group is a longstanding MSP primarily working with healthcare clients, rural hospitals and private practices. Many of which put a very high value on security and fast response rates. They support approximately 1,300 Windows based devices across their client base.

Compliance ≠ Security: Healthcare Organizations’ Biggest Threats
Compliance ≠ Security: Healthcare Organizations’ Biggest Threats

July 26, 2022

Compliance and security are not the same. And in healthcare, this difference is incredibly important. Checking off compliance boxes will not ensure patient data is fully secure.

Remote Work: Creating More Inclusive Workplaces
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Remote Work: Creating More Inclusive Workplaces

July 19, 2022

Remote companies, whether being a hybrid workplace or “fully distributed,” are part of a growing change in work culture throughout the world. One of the by-products of companies going remote is the growing landscape of diverse and inclusive workspaces. 

Network Egress: How to Protect Your Company From Unwanted Data Breaches
Network Egress: How to Protect Your Company From Unwanted Data Breaches

July 5, 2022

Companies are becoming more decentralized with the rise of hybrid and remote work, and with this change comes increased concerns about network egress. Because of this, it’s important for organizations to find new solutions to stop data theft at the source. Here’s everything you need to know about network egress to protect your company.

An Interview with Remote Work Expert Kaleem Clarkson
An Interview with Remote Work Expert Kaleem Clarkson

June 16, 2022

‍Companies and their employees are seeing the benefits of moving workforces to a virtual (or work from home) distribution. We sat down with remote work expert, Kaleem Clarkson, for a deeper dive.

Domain Intelligence from Full-Scope Cyber Threat Intelligence: An Introspective
Domain Intelligence from Full-Scope Cyber Threat Intelligence: An Introspective

June 16, 2022

Alex Applegate, Threat Intelligence Researcher at DNSFilter, shares what went into his decision to shift his cybersecurity focus to domain intelligence research.

RSAC 2022: The Rise of DNS-Based Attacks
RSAC 2022: The Rise of DNS-Based Attacks

June 14, 2022

With RSAC 2022 behind us, we’re reflecting on one of the most important themes at the conference: Rising DNS-based attacks.

Analyzing a Third-Party Threat Feed Portfolio
Analyzing a Third-Party Threat Feed Portfolio

June 10, 2022

One of DNSFilter's Threat Intelligence Researchers, Henri, walks us through what it looks like to analyze third-party threat feed portfolios and how to utilize that information once you've gathered it.

Why MSPs are Choosing DNSFilter
Why MSPs are Choosing DNSFilter

June 10, 2022

MSPs are switching to DNSFilter for a few reasons: Trust, Unbeatable Support, and Ease of Use. With OpenDNS nearing end-of-life, take advantage of our new MSP Lifesaver program to get DNSFilter products completely free through September 30, 2022.

2022 Threats by the Numbers
2022 Threats by the Numbers

June 6, 2022

DNSFilter has curated some of the most important threat statistics that you should be paying attention to in the year 2022. We extracted data from our network to derive some interesting insights, and also pulled from reputable external sources for more information on the state of the threat landscape and some projections for the future.

NEW! Automatically Export DNS Data for Analysis and Compliance
NEW! Automatically Export DNS Data for Analysis and Compliance

June 7, 2022

DNSFilter's latest feature, Data Export, allows you to automatically export query log data in real time to be utilized by a Security Identification and Event Management (SIEM); Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR); or other tool of your choice.

Everything You Need to Know About Decentralized Cybersecurity
Everything You Need to Know About Decentralized Cybersecurity

May 31, 2022

As an IT professional, you’re probably used to the constant treadmill of new ideas, technologies, and concepts that you need to know to stay on top of your game. In that vein, allow us to flag for you an important new way to think about keeping IT systems secure: Decentralized Cybersecurity. Read on for a short primer that will go over everything you need to know about Decentralized Cybersecurity, and why it’s so important in today’s IT landscape.

The Challenge of Defining DNS Abuse
The Challenge of Defining DNS Abuse

May 24, 2022

DNS Abuse is a pretty widely used term. On the surface, it might seem like a simple term that's easily understood. But when you look more closely, the definition depends on your perception of the issue—and can be defined both broadly, or more narrowly.

Business Email Compromise (BEC):  Protecting yourself and your business from online scams
Business Email Compromise (BEC): Protecting yourself and your business from online scams

May 19, 2022

BEC attacks can appear in many forms. They almost always target an individual in an attempt to collect important or confidential internal data. It might also involve posing as an executive or client to trick an employee into invoicing or wiring money directly to the scammer.‍ Are you prepared to defend against BEC?

Behind the Music: What to Expect at dnsUNFILTERED: Soundtrack to a Post-Pandemic Workplace
Behind the Music: What to Expect at dnsUNFILTERED: Soundtrack to a Post-Pandemic Workplace

May 17, 2022

Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, DNSFilter works hard to ensure it's the opposite. We’re determined to make sure this free virtual event isn’t a one-hit wonder. We’re bringing together some of the top cybersecurity experts, remote work leaders, prominent cybersecurity CEOs, CISOs, and more amazing professionals to discuss hot topics and help you navigate all that’s changed since 2020.

Say Hello to SSO on DNSFilter
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Say Hello to SSO on DNSFilter

April 10, 2022

This authentication protocol, SSO, or Single Sign-On, allows users to sign into different software systems using a single identity. Read more as we break down how this protocol works.

5 Things We Learned at HIMSS 2022
5 Things We Learned at HIMSS 2022

March 23, 2022

Our team went to HIMSS 2022 in Orlando, FL where we learned about what is happening in the future of the healthcare space—and healthcare cybersecurity in particularly. We attended some great sessions during the week. Here’s what grabbed our attention.

Over 100 Risky Applications: The Vulnerabilities You Can Mitigate with AppAware
Over 100 Risky Applications: The Vulnerabilities You Can Mitigate with AppAware

February 17, 2022

Some applications are just riskier than others. They’re more likely to host malware or be the perfect place to launch a social engineering attack. That's why we've identified the top 100 risky applications, so you can block them more easily.

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