Protecting against Mirai with DNS Security

By Yuriy Yuzifovich, Head of Data Science & Security Research at Nominum

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Posted on December 21, 2016 in: Security

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One of the biggest cyberthreats making the rounds on the internet is the Mirai botnet. Mirai targets connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices, using each infected device to launch DDoS attacks and cause website outages around the globe by flooding them with queries. Examples of recent Mirai-generated web outages are the Dyn attack which took down or significantly slowed sites like Airbnb, Twitter, the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Netflix and many other popular domains in late October of this year, as well as the attack that temporarily took down security expert Brian Krebs’ KrebsOnSecurity website in September.

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Achieving the Communications Trifecta: Send the Right Message to the Right Person at the Right Time

By Sheryl Kingstone, Director, Customer Experience & Commerce, 451 Research

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A Best Practices Guide for Implementing In-Browser Messaging Solutions

When was the last time you checked the email account given to you by your service provider? If your answer is, “I can’t remember” or, “more than a month ago”, you’re not alone. Research conducted by 451 Research shows that in today’s crowded messaging environment, email—whether your default service provider email or other personal account—is no longer an effective way for service providers to communicate with subscribers.

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Digital Parenting Made Simple

By Brian Metzger, vice president of global marketing

Digital Parenting Made Simple

Posted on December 7, 2016 in: Marketing

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Earlier this week we announced that global demand is growing for the Nominum N2 Secure Consumer solution, which provides simple, effective cloud-based digital parenting capabilities. Deployed by millions of households worldwide, N2 Secure Consumer fills a growing need for better monitoring and management tools among parents concerned by the number of hours their children spend online. Study after study shows that children and teens are spending increasing amounts of time online, which should be no surprise given that today’s youth were practically born with mobile devices in their hands.

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How Nominum Data Science Thwarts Cybercrime Through Industry-Leading DNS Data Analysis

By Yohai Einav, Nominum Data Science

Nominum Data Science Thwarts Cybercrime

Posted on December 6, 2016 in: Security

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Nominum’s inaugural security report published by its Data Science team, Data Revelations: Fall 2016, includes an analysis of some of the largest threats that are impacting organizations and individuals, including ransomware, DDoS, mobile malware, IoT-based attacks and more. Since DNS is the launch point for over 90% of cyberattacks, it offers a great vantage point from which to examine, understand, thwart and proactively prevent threats1. With industry-leading research experience, and by applying machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, neural networks and more, Nominum Data Science is able to locate, analyze, prevent and predict some of the most sophisticated and dangerous cyberthreats ever to hit the internet.

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Survey Says: How to Communicate Most Effectively with the Empowered Subscriber

By John Arledge, Vice President, Applications

Empowered Subscribers

Posted on December 1, 2016 in: Network

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The increasingly digital consumer lifestyle, fueled by explosive growth in use of the internet, mobile technologies and social media, has given rise to the empowered customer. With access to more information, choices and opportunities, consumers across all industries are in a position to demand not only what they want, but also where and how they want it.

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The Rise in DDoS and other Cyberattacks: Applying New Data Science Insights to Understand Today’s Emerging Threats

By Yuriy Yuzifovich, Head of Data Science and Security

Posted on November 3, 2016 in: General, Security

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Nominum Data Science just released a new Data Science and Security report that investigates the largest threats affecting organizations and individuals, including ransomware, DDoS, mobile device malware, IoT-based attacks and more. Below is an excerpt.

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What CSPs Can Learn from the Latest DDoS Attacks

By Craig Sprosts, Vice President, Product Management & Strategy

Posted on October 24, 2016 in: General, Security

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On Friday, October 21, 2016, there was a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down major U.S. company websites, including Twitter, Paypal, The New York Times, Box, Netflix and more. The attack targeted managed DNS provider Dyn Inc., which hosts the authoritative DNS for these popular domains. The attack originated from a large number of compromised IoT devices, including internet-connected cameras, routers and digital video recorders.

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Broadband Outlook Report | Telecoms.com Intelligence

By Brian Metzger, Vice President of Global Marketing

Broadband Outlook 2016

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I had the privilege of authoring the foreword to this year’s Broadband Outlook Report, published by Telecoms.com Intelligence. The report provides a comprehensive run-through of the most current and pressing technologies affecting the broadband delivery industry today. This year’s theme is “Digital Transformation,” one of the telecom industry’s most nebulous and ill-defined terms.

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Examining the Long-Tail of DNS Queries: A Hotbed of Cybercriminal Activity

By Yuriy Yuzifovich, Head of Data Science and Security

Posted on October 11, 2016 in: General, Security

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Data scientists put in a tireless amount of work tracking cybercriminals—from specific individuals to entire organizations—looking at their behavior and the methods through which they attempt to compromise data. Because DNS is a ubiquitous protocol that’s used for most internet interactions, it also provides fertile ground for cybercriminals to launch malware. Nominum Data Science examines massive volumes of DNS data—100 billion queries daily—to detect anomalies and uncover the patterns of malicious code authors before other security experts.

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Digital Transformation is Happening. So Where’s the Paradox?

By Brian Metzger, Vice President of Global Marketing

Digital Transformation Paradox

Posted on September 21, 2016 in: General, Marketing

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Our CEO Gary Messiana was recently interviewed by Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders to discuss how Nominum is accelerating the digital transformation efforts of communication service providers (CSPs), and to shed light on what we’re calling the “digital transformation paradox.”

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