Infoblox share DNS security best practices at GISEC 2016
Infoblox Inc., the network control company, announced that Rod Rasmussen, Vice President of Cybersecurity for the company, will be travelling to Dubai to participate in the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2016 taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre between 29th – 31st March, 2016.
As co-founder of internet security company IID (a company recently acquired by Infoblox), Rod is widely recognised as a leading expert on the abuse of the Domain Name System (DNS) by cyber criminals. He is eager to share his vast expertise in DNS best practices with GISEC conference attendees.
Rod will discuss findings from the latest Infoblox DNS Threat Index Report, covering the increase in malicious domain creation and usage, particularly in the case of exploit kits. Exploit kits are a particularly alarming category of malware because they represent the automation of cybercrime. A small number of highly skilled hackers can create exploit kits, which are packages for delivering a malware payload, and then sell or rent these toolkits to ordinary criminals with little technical experience—vastly increasing the ranks of malicious attackers capable of going after individuals, businesses, schools, and government agencies.
“Cybercriminals don’t stand still, and exploit kits are constantly evolving to take advantage of newly discovered vulnerabilities and to avoid traditional security systems,” says Rasmussen.
“Organisations in the Middle East need to protect themselves by plugging into reliable sources of threat intelligence, then use that intelligence to disrupt malware communications through protocols such as DNS.”
Rod will also be discussing the Infoblox acquisition of IID and how the addition of IID’s ActiveTrust federated threat intelligence and big-data analytics platform to Infoblox security solutions gives regional organisations true context-aware security—harnessing real-world data from an organisation’s IT infrastructure to improve the accuracy and relevance of security decisions.
Another area that Rod will address is advanced persistent threats (APTs) and malware. He will provide information about the latest Infoblox products and innovations such as the Infoblox DNS Firewall that prevents APTs and malware from exfiltrating data by disrupting the ability of infected devices to communicate with command-and-control (C&C) sites and botnets.
Infoblox will be exhibiting at GISEC from the Help AG stand, number B-100, located in Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre.