The Hidden Potential of DNS In Security (Infoblox)
Friday, 25 August 2023

Subtitled "Combating Malware, Data Exfiltration, and more", this book reveals how attackers exploit DNS and how cybersecurity professionals can proactively use DNS to turn the tables and mitigate those threats. Joshua M Kuo and Ross Gibson show how knowing how to use the protective capabilities of DNS can give you an unprecedented head start in stopping today’s advanced cyberthreats.

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Written specifically for security practitioners, and including real-world case studies, this book offers a thorough yet easy-to-digest understanding of today’s most urgent and potentially damaging DNS-based cyberthreats, how to mitigate them, and how to leverage your DNS infrastructure to further your security mission.

Author: Joshua M Kuo and Ross Gibson
Publisher: Infoblox
Date: July 2023
Pages: 166
ISBN: 978-1960940018
Print: 1960940015
Kindle: B0CDNYJJ9P
Audience: General
Level: Intermediate
Category: Security

Topics covered:

  • Why DNS is inherently vulnerable and why knowledge of DNS is now crucial for security teams
  • How malware uses DNS to avoid detection and communicate with command-and-control (C2) infrastructure
  • How threat actors use DNS in executing a broad array of attacks involving look-alike domains, domain generation algorithms, DNS tunneling, data exfiltration, and cache poisoning
  • What DNSSEC is (and is not) and how it works
  • How recently emerging encrypted DNS standards can impact security controls, along with the security advantages they can provide
  • How DNS can be used in Zero Trust architectures
  • How you can improve your security posture using the DNS infrastructure you already have


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