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11 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2023: Cars Held Ransom, AI Hacking, & Malicious Social Media 
11 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2023: Cars Held Ransom, AI Hacking, & Malicious Social Media 
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

January 5, 2023

‍In 2022, we asked our team for their cybersecurity predictions for the year. The theme was pretty much, “Everything is bad. Everyone’s a target.” As it turns out, we are pretty good at seeing the future—each of our predictions from last year came true in some way. So we're doing it again for 2023!

5 Cybersecurity Trends That Will Impact Your Company's Security Measures in 2023
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5 Cybersecurity Trends That Will Impact Your Company's Security Measures in 2023
Jenna Bunnell

Jenna Bunnell

January 25, 2023

Cybersecurity threats have intensified in recent years, with cyber attacks rising by 28% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021. The impact of such a rise can be immense. Targeted organizations face a loss of productivity and profit, not to mention reputational damage. After all, if a business cannot keep sensitive data safe, how can they expect clients to have trust in them?

Virginia-Based MSP Finds Peace of Mind with DNSFilter
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Virginia-Based MSP Finds Peace of Mind with DNSFilter
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

January 11, 2023

Virgina-based MSP, Tech Team Solutions, gains long-term peace of mind when using DNSFilter for their cybersecurity protection.

“Nothing else stops ‘em!” says rural ISP, Triangle Communications
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“Nothing else stops ‘em!” says rural ISP, Triangle Communications
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

January 26, 2023

Triangle Communications, a “people-focused” ISP serving residents in rural Montana, shares how DNSFilter protects their employees and customers at an unbeatable cost.

Sisyphus on the Mountain: Developments from the Domain Intelligence Desk
Sisyphus on the Mountain: Developments from the Domain Intelligence Desk
Gregg Jones

Gregg Jones

January 17, 2023

One of the many challenges of categorizing content on the internet is the sheer volume and the spectrum of what content types exist. While threat categories such as Terrorism and Hate, P2P & Illegal, Weapons, and Adult Content do much of the heavy lifting in blocking sensitive content, there has always been additional content that exists on the peripheral of these categories.

The Spectre in the Room: Let’s Talk About DNS Abuse
The Spectre in the Room: Let’s Talk About DNS Abuse
Peter Lowe

Peter Lowe

January 12, 2023

"DNS Abuse" as a term covers all forms of online threats related to the DNS, but the exact definition has been a matter of debate for some years.

Cybersecurity in Shared Coworking Offices
Cybersecurity in Shared Coworking Offices
Frank Ahan

Frank Ahan

January 10, 2023

Coworking offices have been growing in popularity, making news headlines, and getting featured in TV shows, even before the pandemic. However the pandemic, and the post-pandemic fallout, has really been an impetus for businesses of all sizes to adopt the use of coworking offices. However, there are many risks to these shared workspaces.

11 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2023: Cars Held Ransom, AI Hacking, & Malicious Social Media 
11 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2023: Cars Held Ransom, AI Hacking, & Malicious Social Media 
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

January 5, 2023

‍In 2022, we asked our team for their cybersecurity predictions for the year. The theme was pretty much, “Everything is bad. Everyone’s a target.” As it turns out, we are pretty good at seeing the future—each of our predictions from last year came true in some way. So we're doing it again for 2023!

DNSFilter Increases #1 Rankings in G2’s Winter 2023 Reports
DNSFilter Increases #1 Rankings in G2’s Winter 2023 Reports
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

December 13, 2022

DNSFilter has been named a leader again by G2 in their Winter 2023 reports for both the DNS Security Software and Secure Web Gateways categories. DNSFilter adds 4 number-one rankings and has earned 26 badges.

Trusting Vendors With Your Data: The Importance of SOC 2 Compliance
Trusting Vendors With Your Data: The Importance of SOC 2 Compliance
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

December 14, 2022

Your cybersecurity strategy should begin with DNS filtering, but it definitely shouldn’t end there. In fact, your strategy needs to include more than just the security platforms and safeguards your own organization uses— it needs to include your vendors as well.

How one university protects students at the DNS level
How one university protects students at the DNS level
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

December 8, 2022

DNSFilter helps Indiana Wesleyan University protect students from visiting inappropriate sites or downloading malicious files.

DNSFilter Helps Kelley Bros Stay On Top of Threats & Save Thousands of Dollars
DNSFilter Helps Kelley Bros Stay On Top of Threats & Save Thousands of Dollars
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

November 16, 2022

DNSFilter helps Kelley Bros, the 130-year-old maker of quality doors and hardware, stay on top of threats while saving thousands of dollars. 

7 Security Tips to Wrap Up Cybersecurity Month
7 Security Tips to Wrap Up Cybersecurity Month
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

October 31, 2022

In the spirit of DNSFilter’s 7th birthday, and the close of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we did something brave. We asked our Security team for their very best cybersecurity tips—then watched as the slack channel flooded with messages. They offered up a ton of really great advice, but we went ahead and narrowed it down to a reasonable list, just for you.

Principal Security Researcher's Take on the ICANN75 AGM
Principal Security Researcher's Take on the ICANN75 AGM
Peter Lowe

Peter Lowe

October 26, 2022

FIRST, the Forum of Incident Responders and Security Teams, is a global organization that helps incident responders and other cybersecurity folk get together and help each other out. I represent FIRST as the DNS Abuse Ambassador, and they recently sent me to Kuala Lumpur for the ICANN75 AGM. It was indeed a time of a lot of firsts (hah) for me—first time in Kuala Lumpur, first ICANN meeting (the 75th meeting and AGM at that!), and the first time I was properly representing FIRST in person.

Global Block Policies are a "real blessing" for Germany-based Frederix Hotspot GmbH
Global Block Policies are a "real blessing" for Germany-based Frederix Hotspot GmbH
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

October 27, 2022

For Frederix Hotspot GmbH, Christian said DNSFilter has made it very simple to provide scaleable content filtering for their customers when there is any policy change. They can manage a completely remote network without having to update hundreds of appliances. “They made it so much easier, especially for our support team.” 

In Space, No One Can Hear You Hack
In Space, No One Can Hear You Hack
Peter Lowe

Peter Lowe

One of the more interesting -- and headline-grabbing* -- briefings at Black Hat USA 2022 was Lennert Wouters' "Glitched on Earth by Humans: A Black-Box Security Evaluation of the SpaceX Starlink User Terminal". It was a fascinating and thorough overview of the research done into physical attack on the Starlink terminals, ultimately enabling exploration of the Starlink network from the inside.

DNSFilter Ranks #1 in G2’s Fall 2022 Reports
DNSFilter Ranks #1 in G2’s Fall 2022 Reports
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

October 4, 2022

DNSFilter has been recognized as the number one leader by G2 for their Fall 2022 reports in the DNS Security Software Category! Buyers responses helped DNSFilter land as the top solution in DNS threat protection software.

Black Hat 2022 Fireside Chat
Black Hat 2022 Fireside Chat

September 29, 2022

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Gregg Jones

Gregg Jones

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
Lola Dominguez

Lola Dominguez

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
Serena Raymond

Serena Raymond

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Jenine Laviola

Jenine Laviola

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
Rebecca Gazda

Rebecca Gazda

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.

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