Governance & Risk Management

How Contextual Data on Domains Helps Combat Online Attacks

Michael Jones of Domain Tools on Scoring Threats, Blocking Phishing Attacks
Michael Jones, vice president of products, Domain Tools

Studying domain ownership gives organizations "contextual data around domains that may be attacking them," says Michael Jones of Domain Tools.

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In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Jones discusses:

  • Using domain ownership data to score threats, evaluate domains and combat phishing attacks;
  • The accuracy of domain registration details;
  • Questions about how ICANN will maintain the WHOIS internet domain directory with the EU General Data Protection Regulation now being enforced.

Jones, vice president of products at Domain Tools, previously served as head of product management for OpenDNS, which is now part of Cisco, and had also served in a variety of roles at Cisco, McAfee and Intel.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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