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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!

Remote Work: Creating More Inclusive Workplaces
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Remote Work: Creating More Inclusive Workplaces
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Alex Applegate

Alex Applegate

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Henri Laakso

Henri Laakso

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Fikayo Adepoju

Fikayo Adepoju

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Peter Lowe

Peter Lowe

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Kory Underdown

Kory Underdown

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
Aliese Alter

Aliese Alter

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
Carmella Arroyo

Carmella Arroyo

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
Serena Raymond

Serena Raymond

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.

Becoming AppAware: Introducing One-Click Application Blocking For Tighter Security Controls
Becoming AppAware: Introducing One-Click Application Blocking For Tighter Security Controls
Aliese Alter

Aliese Alter

February 17, 2022

AppAware is one-click application blocking and application discovery for DNSFilter. Block risky applications more easily than ever before with AppAware.

Encountering a Cyberthreat: What Should You Do, And Why Is It So Easy to Fall For?
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Encountering a Cyberthreat: What Should You Do, And Why Is It So Easy to Fall For?
Gregg Jones

Gregg Jones

February 1, 2022

Using a recent threat that was discovered, Jones explains how threats can be hard to spot, the differences found between the real and fake logins, and how threat actors act fast when you're most vulnerable.

An Update on Today’s DNS Outage: A Message From Our CEO
An Update on Today’s DNS Outage: A Message From Our CEO
Ken Carnesi

Ken Carnesi

January 25, 2022

On January 25, 2022 DNSFilter experienced an outage in the Northeastern US. Here is a response from our CEO on this now-resolved incident.

You Already Have a Bring Your Own Device Policy: What We've Discovered About How We Now Work
You Already Have a Bring Your Own Device Policy: What We've Discovered About How We Now Work
Serena Raymond

Serena Raymond

January 26, 2022

BYOD has been turned on its head. Since the move has been made to a remote-first workforce, we decided to look at the numbers.

5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022: Cyberwarfare Isn’t Just on the Horizon. It’s Here.
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5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022: Cyberwarfare Isn’t Just on the Horizon. It’s Here.
Serena Raymond

Serena Raymond

January 21, 2022

It’s a new year, but in many ways it’s the same old story. Threats are on the rise. Organizations are lacking sophisticated cybersecurity measures. Everyone is a target. So what predictions do we have for you in 2022?

DNS Security’s Role in Security Service Edge & SASE
DNS Security’s Role in Security Service Edge & SASE
Jillian Kossman

Jillian Kossman

January 20, 2022

SASE is broadening—it is about more than just access! It is about endpoint protection and user-based access. And it’s now called Security Service Edge (SSE).

Why is it always DNS?
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Why is it always DNS?
Mikey Pruitt

Mikey Pruitt

February 4, 2022

It really is always DNS, isn’t it? But why is that? DNS touches so much, and experts are hard to come by.

IP Pathways: Official Summit Partner for the Quarter for Q3
IP Pathways: Official Summit Partner for the Quarter for Q3
Carmella Arroyo

Carmella Arroyo

December 13, 2021

IP Pathways is the official MSP Partner for Q3! Learn more about their exceptional technology services today!

End-of-year DNSFilter Report: What We Learned From DNS Stats
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End-of-year DNSFilter Report: What We Learned From DNS Stats
Serena Raymond

Serena Raymond

January 4, 2022

How many threats did DNSFilter block? What were the most trafficked sites? What can we learn from it all?

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