PHOENIX, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bishop Fox, the largest private cybersecurity professional services firm focused on offensive security testing, will present a "Guide to Abuse Domain Permutations" at BSidesSF 2019 in San Francisco, CA on March 3, 2019 from 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Led by Bishop Fox partner Rob Ragan and security analyst Kelly Albrink, the presentation will review the technical controls defenders can proactively adopt in their social engineering incident response plans. They will discuss how major consumer brands can protect their users against these types of attacks, and will provide statistics on the percentage of domain permutations the top brands control and how many are actively serving malicious content.
"Attackers are employing homoglyphs, subdomain attacks, typo-squats, bit-squats, and similar attacks to trick internet denizens with fraudulent websites," said Albrink. "However, with the capability to continuously monitor domain permutations for new HTTP, HTTPS or SMTP services in real-time, all the latest tricks from internet scammers can be detected and eliminated."
The presentation will cover both attacker and defender techniques. For "attackers," Albrink and Ragan will demonstrate ways to leverage domain permutations in adversary simulations. For "defenders," the discussion will detail how to better prepare, identify, contain, and eradicate threats that utilize domain permutations.
"Adversaries register domains permutations in order to commit fraud, distribute malware, redirect traffic, steal credentials, or for corporate espionage," added Ragan. "If you're not leveraging our recommended technical controls to defeat attackers, you risk damaging your brand's reputation if your credentials or internal systems are compromised."
About Bishop Fox
Bishop Fox is the largest private cybersecurity professional services firm focused on offensive security testing. Since 2005, the firm has provided security consulting services to the world's leading organizations – working with over 25% of the top Fortune 100 companies – to help secure their products, applications, networks, and cloud with penetration testing and security assessments. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and has offices in Atlanta, GA; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; and Barcelona, Spain.
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