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Cisco urges organisations to secure DNS

Adrian M. Reodique | May 12, 2016
Security is not a question of ‘if’; it’s a question ‘when’, says Gener Camiling, Security Sales Manager-Global Security Sales Organisation in Cisco.


Gener Camiling, Security Sales Manager - Global Security Sales Organisation at Cisco

Organisations must monitor and secure their domain name system (DNS), said Gener Camiling, Security Sales Manager - Global Security Sales Organisation at Cisco, in his keynote speech at Computerworld Philippines Security Summit in April.

Citing Cisco's Security report, Camiling said DNS is a blind spot for attackers to gain command and control, exfiltrate data and redirect traffic. The report revealed that 91.3 percent of malware uses DNS while 68 percent of organisations do not monitor it.

As such, Camiling encouraged security leaders to ensure that they secure their DNS against cyber threats as "[security] is not a question of 'if'; it's a question of 'when'."

The DNS Security Layer blocks advanced persistent threats and malware before hitting the enterprise. "With DNS Security Layer, the moment that host requested that domain, the security layer will check first whether that domain itself is a bad phishing site, malware site," explained Camiling.

 

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