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Taking Stock of Cybersecurity Images

| February 4, 2016 | 2 Comments
Taking Stock of Cybersecurity Images

Anyone who has spent more than five minutes working in information security can likely write a thorough list of cybersecurity cliches (including, but not limited to, military metaphors, the use of thinly veiled scare tactics, and heat maps). In the humble opinion of the DomainTools marketing team, however, cybersecurity stock photography takes the cake when […]

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This Article Was Written By A Machine

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
This Article Was Written By A Machine

Not really of course, but it begs the question: how close are we to that being a possibility? As machine learning continues to grow in popularity and usage, it can feel sometimes like we are on the cusp of an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. But how does machine learning really work? What strides have we […]

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Looking to 2016: A Note From our CEO

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Looking to 2016: A Note From our CEO

Happy 2016! As always, the first thing I want to do is say thank you to our awesome customers without whom DomainTools would not exist. We deeply appreciate our longtime customers who renewed with us in 2015 as well as our hundreds of new customers who signed up with DomainTools this past year. We hope […]

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Build Or Buy Series: How Build vs. Buy Affects our Hiring Mentality

| January 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
Build Or Buy Series: How Build vs. Buy Affects our Hiring Mentality

What should you know if you want to apply for an engineering position here? Well, first of all, you want to be here. We work on projects that matter and build tools that make a positive difference in the world. The complexity and scale of our data and the problem domains we work in are […]

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8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

| January 6, 2016 | 2 Comments
8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Our blog is lovingly referred to as “Domains of our Lives” internally at DomainTools, and is home to a variety of topics ranging from technical pieces to pithy commentary on the security industry. All in all, it’s an opportunity to provide our readers with snapshots of what makes DomainTools unique. 2015 was a pivotal year for […]

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How to Translate Value to Leadership

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
How to Translate Value to Leadership

We can all agree that translating value up to leadership is a daunting task (and usually is the bane of our existence when our plates are already full with day to day work). Even more challenging is the task of successfully obtaining approval for increased budget or a specific tool. I had the pleasure of […]

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Two New Ways to Learn More About IP Addresses

| November 13, 2015 | 1 Comment
Two New Ways to Learn More About IP Addresses

While domain names may often take center stage in cybercrime investigations, IP addresses are no less visible in the data trails that attackers leave behind—indeed, in some cases they are all an investigator has as a starting point. DomainTools has long provided information about IP addresses (you can run a Whois lookup on an IP […]

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How to Deploy Your Own Personal Honeypot

| November 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
How to Deploy Your Own Personal Honeypot

Today we will be talking about good ole honeypots. If you don’t know what honeypots are (no, not Winnie the Pooh’s favorite snack), you can refer to this article. I will also demonstrate how to deploy a personal honeypot. Honeypots have many advantages including but not limited to: Observing current bad actor behavior Collecting data on bad […]

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Observations from the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit and ISACA CSX

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Observations from the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit and ISACA CSX

October was a busy month for cybersecurity education in our Nation’s Capital. Yours truly and DomainTools participated in FireEye’s annual Cyber Defense Summit (formerly known as MIRcon) and ISACA’s inaugural Cyber Security neXus (CSX). The conferences had slightly different audiences and orientations, but at the highest level the goals were similar: to help organizations sharpen […]

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Hacktoberfest 2015

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hacktoberfest 2015

Hack Days has become a quarterly tradition here at DomainTools, and although the “hack days” concept is now considered as cliche as owning a ping pong table and kegerator in the tech industry (check and check), there are a few things that make our own take unique. For example, rather than solely empowering our technical […]

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