We live in a hyperconnected world, with IP traffic exploding, and over 3 zettabytes of annual IP traffic expected by 2021. Half the world’s population uses the Internet and 125 billion IoT devices are expected by 2030. All this complexity along with constantly evolving nature of threats is leading to more breaches, cyber attacks, and longer times to resolve incidents. Over the past 10 years, malware attacks have totaled 780 million. There are still gaps like DNS that are often left open and vulnerable to cyber attacks and misuse. Further, existing security tools work in silos, lack end to end visibility and often require manual processes to contain threats.

Ponemon Institute recently conducted a study to assess the DNS security risk for organizations in the United States and EMEA. The study:
  • Provides insights into the organizations' exposure to cyber risks 
  • Assesses their preparedness to handle a cyber breach 
  • Measures their ability to respond to cyber attack incidents quickly 
The study also quantifies the collective DNS cyber risk in the form of a Global DNS Risk Index. Complete the form on the right to download this research paper and learn more about the global DNS Risk Index number.

Cyber Attack Risks That Are Of Greatest Concern

The Ponemon study underscores the importance of creating the DNS Risk Index. Not only did respondents in this research rate detecting, preventing, containing and recovering from DNS-based data exfiltration cyber attacks as very difficult, (as shown below), but also 54% of respondents say DNS-based data exfiltration cyber risks are a significant worry for their organizations.

cyber attack breach methods involving the most risk

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