Farsight Security CTO Merike Käo To Spotlight How To Combat Cybercrime Utilizing DNS Intelligence at O’Reilly Security Amsterdam

Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farsight Security, Inc., provider of the world’s largest real-time DNS threat intelligence, today announced that Merike Käo, global information security expert and Chief Technology Officer for Farsight Security, Inc., will present, Mapping Adversary Infrastructure Using DNS”  on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the O’Reilly Security Conference at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The presentation will take place at 2:10 PM CET in Room G104/105.

Farsight Security is a sponsor for this event and will demonstrate its flagship solution, DNSDB, the world’s largest historical Passive DNS database, and latest Passive DNS solutions at booth #414.

In her presentation, Ms. Käo will discuss the latest threat landscape, including some recent IoT DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, and how incident responders, security analysts, and other cyber professionals use real-time global Passive DNS observations to significantly improve the accuracy and response time to today’s cyberattacks around the world.

“Counterfeiters, scammers and other criminals routinely abuse the Domain Name System (DNS) to commit fraud, phishing attacks, and other cyber attacks. Virtually every cybercrime involves IP addresses or domain names. Using Farsight’s Passive DNS database, DNSDB, analysts can take a single domain name and IP address and uncover previously hidden criminal infrastructures.  I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge about today’s threat landscape and how Passive DNS can be used to reduce risk to organizations,” said Ms. Käo.

In her presentation, Ms. Käo will cover:

  • Specific examples of malware scams, including targeted phishing campaigns and counterfeiting legitimate businesses
  • The correlation of IP addresses and domain names to map malware campaigns
  • Actionable intelligence provided by newly observed domain names
  • How DNS changes can be used to alert SOC analysts to potential criminal behavior
  • The value of combining Passive DNS and WHOIS information for deeper intelligence

About Merike Käo, Global Information Security Expert

Merike Käo is the CTO of Farsight Security, where she is responsible for developing the company’s technical strategy and executing its vision. Previously, Ms. Käo held positions as CISO for Internet Identity (IID), where she created the strategic direction for improving and evolving the corporate security posture, and founder of Doubleshot Security, where she worked with numerous companies creating strategic operational security and resilient networking architectures. She has led security and IPv6-focused strategies at numerous companies, including Boeing, Comcast, and T-Mobile, and worked for Cisco Systems, Inc. She is the author of Designing Network Security (Cisco). In 2007, she was named an IPv6 Forum Fellow for continued efforts to raise awareness of IPv6 related security paradigms.

About Farsight Security, Inc.
Farsight Security, Inc. provides the world's largest real-time threat intelligence on changes to the Internet. Leveraging proprietary technology with over 200,000 observations/second, Farsight provides the Internet's view of an organization and how it is changing purposely, inadvertently or maliciously. For more information on Farsight, please visit https://farsightsecurity.com.


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