Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Hunting

Leveraging Hidden DNS Information to Fight Threats

Stuart Reed of Nominet on Using DNS to Get Visibility on Security Risks
Stuart Reed, vice president of product, Nominet

The information provided in a domain name system is far deeper than just those transactions that take place. A DNS provides much more granular information around some security risks, although CISOs tend to overlook this information, says Stuart Reed of Nominet.

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"With more and more firms embarking on the digital transformation journey, there are lot more inflection points where threats can manifest themselves and cause harm to organizations," he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Reed discusses:

  • The changing threat landscape;
  • Foundational controls lacking in a breach;
  • The concept of DNS tunneling.

Reed is vice president of product at Nominet. He is directly responsible for driving Nominet's cybersecurity roadmap both from a strategic and delivery perspective.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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