Early Detection of Malicious Activity—How Well Do You Know Your DNS?

The Domain Name System is deceptively simple and often underutilized as a security tool. Once you start looking under the cover there is a wealth of detail that can be used as an early warning system to predict new targeted attacks. In this session Farsight Security CTO Merike Kaeo will provide a detailed look at how DNS information can be used to indicate suspicious activity and prevent attacks.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand how DNS can be utilized as early warning system for attacks.
2: Understand how to mitigate against attacks utilizing DNS infrastructure.
3: Understand importance of DNS as a security tool.

Speaker: Merike Kaeo

Merike Kaeo is the CTO of Farsight Security, responsible for developing the technical strategy and executing its vision. Prior to joining Farsight Security, Kaeo held positions as CISO for IID, and Founder of Doubleshot Security, which provided strategic and operational guidance to secure Fortune 100 companies. She led the first security initiative for Cisco Systems in the mid 1990s and authored the first Cisco book on security—translated into more than eight languages and leveraged for prominent security accreditation programs such as CISSP. Kaeo is a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). Kaeo earned a MSEE from GWU and a BSEE from Rutgers University.

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(Source: RSA Conference USA 2018)

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