Domain Threat Detection
Using advanced DNS analytics, security teams can detect suspicious domains before they are used in attacks. DNS analytics can also be used to block malicious domains from infiltrating your network.
What is threat detected?
Domain threat detection is an important part of any cybersecurity strategy. It is vital to identify and eliminate threats before they harm your organization or data. In order to do this, security teams need to implement mature processes and tools for gathering and analyzing domain data.
To get started, you need to understand the basics of how DNS works. This includes the process of mapping domain names to IP addresses. By monitoring the number of queries made to a domain, you can see if an attack is being launched or if your system has been compromised.
The most common type of attack involves a classic cyber hoaxing campaign. Criminals take advantage of the explosion of top-level domains and create spoofed domains to lure users into clicking on phishing links.
Another way to identify suspicious domains is by analyzing the content associated with a domain. This is important for malware that moves laterally between systems. You can do this by monitoring DNS logs, which are often overlooked in cybersecurity strategies.
Detecting a malicious domain is not an easy task. Often, criminals will register thousands of domains in bulk. Once they have done this, they can switch to a new domain if blocked. These changes can be seen by monitoring DNS logs, which may include domain name queries, DNS responses, and SSL certificate transparency logs.