How DNS-Based Attacks Operate from the Inside Out, and How to Defend Against Them

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The Domain Name System (DNS) plays a critical role in modern network connectivity. Unfortunately, it is also a central part of many cyber-attacks as DNS is involved in more than 90% of malware/ransomware and nearly half of all data exfiltration incidents.

So how exactly how do cyber-criminals use DNS to carry out attacks? In this webinar we will examine the many ways cybercriminals exploit the unique properties of DNS.

Key takeaways:

  • The various phases in the intrusion kill chain and how DNS is used in each phase
  • The technical mechanisms behind DNS reconnaissance, protocol anomalies, exploits, hijacking, command and control (C&C) communications, DGA threats and more
  • How DNS-based attacks work—through real word examples, including malware, phishing campaigns, and advanced persistent threats (APTs)


Gary Cox

Technology Director, Western Europe at Infoblox

    Omer Farooq

    Senior Software Engineer, Independent Security Evaluators

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