Securing DNS to Thwart Advanced Targeted Attacks and Reduce Data Breaches

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Internet traffic is severely affected when critical DNS services are not reliable or are compromised by cyber attacks, just as highway traffic is disrupted or stopped when bridges are damaged. Even worse than disruption, insecure DNS services can be used by attackers to impersonate a business and route customer traffic to malicious sites that steal usernames, passwords, account information or valuable intellectual property.

DNS services can be secured with the right configuration and deployment of appropriate solutions, but in many IT organizations the responsibility is spread across multiple groups and often falls through the cracks. CEOs and CIOs should ensure first that DNS governance is well defined and then make sure those DNS services are delivered efficiently, reliably and securely.

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