DNS is one of the single biggest important components to making the global internet work and it is often the most neglected aspects of a network. Invented in the 80's, DNS “just works," but its ease of use has people overlooking the power of using it to protect their customers. DNS offers the first clues to what is going on in your network and is used by criminals to steal data.

In partnership with Axim Global, this live webcast will cover the basics of DNS, what it is and how examining DNS traffic can identify compromised machines on your network. Additionally, DNS can be used to protect networks by preventing criminals from connecting to your network, preventing your users accidentally downloading malware or falling prey to phishing. This is accomplished with Response Policy Zones (RPZ), a recent addition to the DNS protocol.


Date: Thursday, May 16th  2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT 

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About the Speaker:

johnspeakingJohn Bambenek is the Vice President of Security, Research and Intelligence at ThreatSTOP, Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a handler with the SANS Internet Storm Center. He has over 18 years experience in information security and leads several international investigative efforts tracking cyber criminals, some of which have led to high profile arrests and legal action.

He specializes in disruptive activities designed to greatly diminish the effectiveness of online criminal operations. He produces some of the largest bodies of open-source intelligence used by thousands of entities across the world.