MEDIA ALERT: Dr. Paul Vixie to Introduce New Research About Domain Lifetimes at Virus Bulletin International Conference (#VB2018) Montreal

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Industry pioneer and Farsight Security co-founder and CEO, Dr. Paul Vixie, will share new research, “The Modality of Mortality in Domain Names,” on Friday, October 5th at the 28th annual Virus Bulletin International Conference (#VB2018). The study is the first complete, systemic study on what happens to domains once they have been registered, delegated and used for the first time.

New domain names that are treated as “disposable” can be used by bad actors for cyber-crime activities such as spamming, phishing, malware distribution and more. “The Modality of Mortality in Domain Names” uncovered the first seven days of life of 23.8M new domains and measured them over a period of six months from a global Internet perspective to identify what fraction of them are suspended, deleted or effectively ‘killed.’
Dr. Vixie will lead session attendees through a four-stage methodology and the outcomes of the study, which highlights the need for a secure DNS policy in a computer network.

Dr. Paul Vixie, CEO and co-founder, Farsight Security, @FarsightSecInc

Friday, October 5, 2018
11 – 11:30 a.m. ET, Green Room
*NOTE: Attendance to VB2018 is required to attend this session.

VB2018 Conference, October 3 – 5, 2018
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 Rene-Levesque Blvd. W
Montreal, QC
H3B 4A5
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Interview Opportunities:            
Dr. Paul Vixie, CEO and co-founder of Farsight Security, is available to discuss “The Modality of Mortality in Domain Names” and the IT security implications of unmonitored new domains.

About Farsight Security
Farsight Security is the world’s largest provider of historical and real-time passive DNS data. We enable security teams to qualify, enrich and correlate all sources of threat data and ultimately save time when it is most critical - during an attack or investigation. Our solutions provide enterprise, government and security industry personnel and platforms with unmatched global visibility, context and response. Farsight Security is headquartered in San Mateo, California, USA. Learn more about how we can empower your threat platform and security team with Farsight Security passive DNS solutions at or follow us on Twitter: @FarsightSecInc.

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