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Cloud DNS Security - How to protect DNS in the Cloud

When using DNS in the Cloud, security cannot be forgotten. This article is for cloud architects and security practitioners who would like to learn more about deployment options to DNS security and security best practices for DNS in the Cloud. You will learn DNS best practices for DNS security, and see the advantages of a cloud approach for DNS. The three main requirements for DNS are: In this article, we begin with DNS basics, then move on to the topic of DNS in the Cloud.


Identify security vulnerabilities with DNS-based threat detection

The Domain Name System (DNS) is responsible for mapping client-facing domain names to their corresponding IP addresses, making it a fundamental element of the internet. DNS-level events provide valuable information about network traffic that can be used to identify malicious activity. For instance, monitoring DNS lookups can help you see whether a host on your network attempted to connect to a site known to contain malware.


How to Secure AWS Route 53 with Sysdig

Either through human error or intentionally, configuration changes in the cloud may suddenly increase your attack surface. AWS Route 53 is an example of a service that needs to be continuously tracked for risky changes. As the first line of defense of our cloud, it is necessary to secure Amazon Route 53 and monitor risky configuration changes to avoid unwanted surprises. As you probably know, AWS Route 53 is of course a very popular DNS service offered by AWS, with millions of top-level domains.


Enriched attack surface view, DNS filtering, and more

Taking action on your attack surface requires a complete overview of what is exposed. This includes details such as open – and previously open! – ports, DNS records, and when the asset was last seen. These details help security teams respond more effectively to issues as they occur in production. It’s now possible for Surface Monitoring customers to drill down into an asset with the new Details page, which you can access by selecting an asset from the Attack Surface view.


How DNS filtering can help protect your business from Cybersecurity threats

The Domain Name System (DNS) is an important tool that connects devices and services together across the Internet. Managing your DNS is essential to your IT cybersecurity infrastructure. When poorly managed, DNS can become a huge landscape for attackers. Nonetheless, when properly configured, DNS is a key line of defense against cyber threats for your organization. DNS filtering is an essential component of business cybersecurity.


Out of Band (OOB) Data Exfiltration via DNS

Last week, I attended the NotSoSecure Advanced Web Hacking training. While there were plenty of interesting topics taught, one that caught my attention was Out-of-Band (OOB) Data Exfiltration using DNS. Back in 2018, NotSoSecure published an Out of Band Exploitation (OOB) CheatSheet. In that document, they cover methods by which you can exfiltrate data. One of these uses files written to disk and multiple DNS queries to send large chunks of data.


A stitch in BIND saves nine

A vulnerability was discovered in the named DNS server implementation contained in the development branch builds of BIND 9. This is a story of catastrophe averted. It’s a case study for the value of fuzzing in software development. Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) researchers discovered a denial-of-service vulnerability in development branch builds of BIND 9 by Internet Systems Consortium (ISC).


What is DNS hijacking? Redirection Attacks Explained (and Prevention)

Almost everybody in this world uses the Internet. Some use it for work, some for education, some to stay connected with the world and their loved ones, some for shopping, and some use it to browse the world wide web in their leisure time. DNS Hijacking or DNS redirection attacks are a widespread security threat many DNS servers face in today’s modern digital world.