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Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities Cloud security was big in 2019, and it’s no wonder when you look back at data breaches that impacted “cloud-first” companies like Capital One. According to Flexera’s 2019 State of the Cloud Report, 94% of enterprises are already in the cloud. This begs the question: How can companies of all sizes mitigate…

3 Security Tips From an Ex-NSA Hacker

Josh Lamb
December 5, 2019
This year, a key theme at the annual ITNATION conference was cybersecurity for Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and IT departments. A growing trend in 2019 is criminal organizations gaining access to important system management tools, and using them to compromise several organizations at once. Criminal organizations are realizing that if they can gain access to…

What is DNS-over-HTTPS?

Josh Lamb
October 17, 2019
New technology always bring unknown factors. Over the past year, leading web browsers began implementing a new internet protocol called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH). DoH is a method for performing Domain Name System (DNS) resolution, using the HTTPS Protocol. This represents a significant change in how browser vendors envision the future of DNS. Traditionally, DNS lookups have…
As we start the third fiscal quarter of 2019, it’s important to look back and learn from mistakes made last year. 2018 was rife with security breaches that put millions at risk of having their sensitive information exposed. Chances are you’ve heard of one or two high profile breaches from last year, but others might…

The Power of AI to Defeat Phishing

Josh Lamb
October 9, 2018
An average of 126,000 domain names are registered every single day¹. Some of these can be registered for less than $1 USD and used to launch any number of phishing campaigns on unsuspecting users. An attacker can quickly copy over legitimate logos, diagrams, and graphics from trusted companies and easily create fake forms to capture…
We are proud to announce DNSFilter is now the official sponsor of Friendly Wi-Fi for 2018. Friendly Wi-Fi is the government-initiated safe certification standard for public WiFi. It was initiated by the UK Government in 2014 to ensure public Wi-Fi meets minimum filtering standards, particularly in those areas where children are present. This partnership truly…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 17, 2018 — DNSFilter, a leader in DNS-based web content filtering, today announced it acquired Web Shrinker. Web Shrinker is the domain intelligence service by Web Shrinker, LLC, and provides web site screenshot and domain intelligence API services. Web Shrinker uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze and identify threats and domains in real…

The Ideal Internet Access Policy

Ken Carnesi
September 20, 2017
Most businesses simply cannot operate without internet access. Employees need internet access to perform to their duties, but without limits, unrestricted internet access can be distracting and dangerous. Most companies will create their own Internet policy, dictating how the Internet is to be used by employees while working. For example, your Internet policy may outline…
Research shows that 30–40% of Internet usage in the workplace is not related to business at all. Content filtering can prevent access to certain web content from your network to ensure that employees are staying on task, rather than browsing the Internet. Increasing productivity is not the only reason your company needs content blocking, even…

How secure are your school’s IT systems?

Ken Carnesi
September 6, 2017
When you think of hackers trying to gain remote access to IT systems, you may think of corporate sabotage; perhaps people in a dark room trying to gain access to the CIA or FBI. You may not consider your school’s IT system to be of interest to anyone, but in reality, people will look to…
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