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Reflections on the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Reflections on the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

As DomainTools has come into its own as a player in the cybersecurity realm, we have added a lot of security-themed events to our annual calendar. A recent example was the 2015 Security and Risk Management Summit put on by Gartner, in Washington, DC. While this show has run for a number of years now, […]

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Information Sharing in Financial Services Cybersecurity

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Information Sharing in Financial Services Cybersecurity

As we return from FS-ISAC in Miami’s South Beach—where LeBron James hasn’t been spotted lately—we’d like to reflect on some of the conversations we had. DomainTools took this as an opportunity to listen to financial services institutions and learn more about the industry and trends. As FS-ISAC stands for Financial Services Information Sharing Analytics Center, […]

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Profiling malicious domains in The DomainTools Report

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Profiling malicious domains in The DomainTools Report

At the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco, we released the first edition of The DomainTools Report: A Profile of Malicious Domains. In this report, we investigate the attributes of malicious domains connected to malware, spam, phishing, and botnets. Using an aggregation of blacklists and DomainTools’ data, we compared the bad actors’ preferences for TLDs, […]

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RSA 2015 – Bigger, Bolder, Richer

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
RSA 2015 – Bigger, Bolder, Richer

As we finish our week long recovery after The RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco, we want to recap the event and reflect on a few key trends. With most of our sales and marketing teams there to represent, 20 total exhibit hall hours, over 400 exhibitors on two show floors, 30,000 total event attendees, and […]

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RSA and a preview of The DomainTools Report

| April 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
RSA and a preview of The DomainTools Report

We’ve been quite busy over the past quarter getting ready for the RSA Conference in San Francisco.  In addition to preparing our booth for the exhibition and making other fun plans around the event, we’ve been hard at work on The DomainTools Report (more info below).  We’re looking forward to seeing you at in San […]

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DomainTools.com: The Evolution Continues

| March 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
DomainTools.com: The Evolution Continues

Nearly 18 months ago, we started to more directly focus on the threat intelligence arena with our leading domain name and DNS data. Cybersecurity breaches have become a major focus of organizations worldwide in recent years, and our clients have proven the value of our data in investigating attacks and securing their networks and systems. […]

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Attack Attribution: Looking Back to Look Forward

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Attack Attribution: Looking Back to Look Forward

Part 1 of 2 Lest we see only doom and gloom in the cascade of data breach disclosures, it’s worth acknowledging some of the outstanding work being done on the good guys’ side in the cyber wars. We’re going to take a two-part look at this, starting with some discussion of attack attribution and adversary […]

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Bulk Parsed Whois—No API Required!

| February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Bulk Parsed Whois—No API Required!

As you already know, DomainTools has worked tirelessly to build the world’s best database of Whois records, with coverage spanning all of the ccTLDs and each new gTLD as it comes online—not to mention the “big six” TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, and us. We believe we have reason–because our customers tell us so–to […]

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Part 1: Hacking the Movies, Then and Now

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Part 1: Hacking the Movies, Then and Now

When we use the words “hacking” and “movies” in the same sentence, we’re not talking about the Sony incident last year.  We’re talking about hacker movies like the upcoming Universal Pictures, Michael Mann production of Blackhat, starring Thor himself. The movie comes out this Friday, and the previews look interesting enough and hopefully the premise and […]

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Holy Whois, Batman! Beware Phony Domain Registrants

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Holy Whois, Batman! Beware Phony Domain Registrants

If you’ve spent much time looking at domain records to hunt down or characterize cybercriminals, you have almost certainly encountered some clearly falsified domain registrations. We decided to have a little fun by digging into some (ahem) unlikely domain registrants showcased below, with some more serious points about domain registration and cybercrime along the way. […]

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