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Online Brand Abuse is a Cybersecurity Issue

Online Brand Abuse is a Cybersecurity Issue

Security Boulevard July 22, 2022

Over the last two years, there has been a huge shift in the way consumers and users engage with businesses, with a significantly heavier emphasis on online activities and presence. Businesses are paying attention to these changes, but so are cybercriminals and other malicious actors, resulting in an understandable increase in internet-based crimes and infringers looking to abuse trusted brands and their reputations. This can lead to consumers losing confidence in these brands and derailing the interactions meant for the trusted organizations, resulting in lost revenue and business opportunities.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Dubious Domain Activity Targets Supply Chain Woes

Dubious Domain Activity Targets Supply Chain Woes

ISS Source July 18, 2022

In an effort to pounce on the low levels of baby formula issue, data from a global assessment of domain registrations since 2021 show 84 percent of baby formula-related domains were registered by third parties. The rise in fake registrations coincides with the turbulent supply chain issues the industry experienced this year, and registration characteristics appear designed to end up as attack vehicles, according to a report by CSC. CSC’s research shows 95 percent of domains registered in the same time period are tied to third parties. This assessment is part of CSC’s latest report, “Where Domain Security Meets the Supply Chain Crunch.”

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

Where Domain Security Meets the Supply Chain Crunch

Where Domain Security Meets the Supply Chain Crunch

Watch our webinar, which gives a recap of CSC's recently published report on supply chain attacks.

IN THE NEWS

CSC Reports Spike in Fake Baby Formula, Semiconductor Domains

CSC Reports Spike in Fake Baby Formula, Semiconductor Domains

Security Boulevard July 13, 2022

A report published by CSC revealed a spike in fake domain registrations from entities attempting to leverage the ongoing shortages of baby formula and semiconductors to conduct phishing attacks and perpetrate fraud. The report found an 84% increase in baby formula-related domains registered by third parties since January of 2021 and a 95% increase in similar semiconductor industry-related domains. CSC also reported that of these domains, 26% of baby formula-related and 44% of semiconductor-related domains are configured with MX email records, a mechanism widely used by cybercriminals to disseminate phishing emails.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Three Tips for Sharpening Up DNS Integrity

Three Tips for Sharpening Up DNS Integrity

SC Magazine July 1, 2022

Mark Flegg of CSC offers three tips for helping security teams more effectively manage their DNS infrastructure. Every business depends on a series of suppliers and vendors. These relationships form supply chains that businesses deal with and have become increasingly complex, leaving organizations exposed to more risks. Research shows that phishing and related malware attacks most commonly occur from a compromised or hijacked legitimate domain name, a maliciously registered and confusingly similar domain name, or via email spoofing. The time of purely relying on a secure firewall for protection has receded as cyber criminals have long adjusted their attack strategy.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

PRESS RELEASE

CSC’s Research Uncovers Suspicious Domain Registration Surge Amid Baby Formula Supply Chain Crisis

CSC’s Research Uncovers Suspicious Domain Registration Surge Amid Baby Formula Supply Chain Crisis

Third parties registering domains are attempting to mask their ownership and identity, suggesting they may have nefarious intentions.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

REPORT

Where Domain Security Meets the Supply Chain Crunch

Where Domain Security Meets the Supply Chain Crunch

New research from CSC indicates that fraudsters took advantage of the 2022 supply chain shortages to target consumers with fake websites.

WEBINAR

Fraud Protection Best Practices

ICANN 74: Insights from The Hague Meeting

Join CSC expert Gretchen Olive who will share the latest insights from the ICANN 74 meeting in The Hague.

WEBINAR

Cyber Risk and Digital Security

Cyber Risk and Digital Security: The Growing Impact on Today's Businesses

Join us for this webinar where we'll look at cyber risks and threats and how holistic approaches towards digital and domain security can help to mitigate the associated effects.

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

Four Emerging Threats in the Domain Name Landscape

Security Magazine May 31, 2022

Since the pandemic, businesses have changed their focus, looking to a fully digitized business model. As such, the last two years have transformed nearly every business into a form of digital entity, with digital assets becoming foundational elements of business operations and deemed as important as physical assets. Unfortunately, despite web domains being the foundation of this new digital emergence, they’re often overlooked — which exposes businesses to cyber risks, as domains are a prime starting point for cyberattacks as well as brand-based fraud.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

How to Interpret the EU's Guidance on DNS Abuse Worldwide

Dark Reading April 19, 2022

When the European Union introduced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidance several years ago to address privacy concerns, it became the genesis of a worldwide movement that led to an increased focus on privacy issues. Similarly, the EU recently released guidance on a security issue that still doesn't get the focus that it should — DNS abuse. To date, there is no global consensus on what should be done to prevent or fight DNS abuse. Upholding and preserving a reliable, resilient, and secure DNS is key in maintaining the integrity of the Internet and is essential for its continuous and stable operation.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

Creating a Cost-Effective Domain Name Watching Program

World Trademark Review April 15, 2022

Read this article by CSC’s Dr David Barnett to find out why brands need a comprehensive domain monitoring program, and how to set one up cost-effectively.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

Going Phishing: Countering Fraudulent Campaigns

World Trademark Review April 15, 2022

Read this article by CSC’s Elliott Champion and Fernando Cevallos to find out more on the current phishing landscape, risks to brands, and how best to combat phishing in the early stages.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

Enterprise Risk Myopia

Enterprise Risk Myopia: The Intersection of Security Ratings, Cyber Insurance, and Domain Names

Managing enterprise risk in an organization is as complex as it is strategic - you truly need to understand from where your largest risks originate. Security ratings and progressive cybersecurity insurance providers can help to uncover overlooked risks, such as the importance of domain name security for a company’s risk management strategy. In this webinar, CSC, SecurityScorecard, and Marsh McLennan discuss how to take an active defense posture to enhance your security and build a risk intelligence capability.

WEBINAR

Fraud Protection Best Practices

3D Domain Monitoring – What It Can Do For Your Brands

View our on-demand webinar, where we spend 30 minutes on the latest news in domain management & security, brand protection, and fraud protection. In this session, we'll cover 3D domain monitoring and enforcement.

WEBINAR

Fraud Protection Best Practices

Setting Up a Digital Certificate Automation Service

Listen to this webinar on demand, which features speakers from CSC and Sectigo discussing why and how to set up automated digital certificate renewals.

WEBINAR

Fraud Protection Best Practices

Fraud Protection Best Practices

View our on-demand webinar where we look at the current online fraud and phishing landscape and share best practices and solutions for mitigating these threat vectors.

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

Marsh McLennan: An Interview with Vivian Wesson

Vanguard Magazine

We’re delighted to share a recent interview with CSC’s client Vivian Wesson, chief intellectual property counsel at Marsh McLennan, by Vanguard Magazine.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

New Research Says Domain Registration Fraud Surging in Post-Pandemic Era

SecurityInfoWatch.com February 21, 2022

In the pandemic era, people have grown anxious. And when this happens, they seek out information online. Unfortunately, cybercriminals view this not so much as a crisis, but an opportunity. The massive surge in online activity coupled with the widespread adoption of work from home arrangements has allowed these criminals to plant “hooks” in the form of deceptive, suspicious domain registrations, resulting in the launching of phishing and fraud attack campaigns.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

PRESS RELEASE

Domain Security Report 2021

Introducing 3D Domain Monitoring to keep your business safe from cyber threats.

CSC’s enterprise 3D Domain Monitoring and Enforcement solution provides a multidimensional view of various threat vectors outside your firewall targeting specific domains.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

Fraud Protection Best Practices

ICANN 73: Insights from the Virtual Meeting

In this session, we will share highlights of important industry policy developments that will affect your online domain name, brand protection, and cyber security strategies.

WEBINAR

Why a .AU is a Critical Component of Your Domain Security

Why a .AU is a Critical Component of Your Domain Security

Today’s phishing protection and ransomware prevention strategies are missing a critical component: domain security. With .AU’s launch, how can organizations stay secure and protected against significant threat vectors that can cripple an organization in terms of revenue loss and reputation damage.

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

COVID-19 News Fuels Rise in Domain-Related Cybercrime, Preying On Fear Factor

SC Magazine February 9, 2022

Recent CSC research highlights a continued rise in domain name registration activity over the last two years in correlation with ongoing COVID-19 themes. Data confirms that hackers leveraged the global pandemic for financial gain, a particular risk to healthcare entities given brand abuse and patient privacy or misinformation risk. While fraudulent domain registrations are likely a nuisance to other sectors, healthcare entities should be on the alert for these instances, as it could lead to phishing, brand abuse, consumer privacy risks, and other nefarious activities.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

The Impact of COVID-19 on Internet Security and Safety

The Impact of COVID-19 on Internet Security and Safety

In our February session, we will take attendees through the findings of CSC’s latest research report on how COVID-19 has affected online security, impacting some of the world’s most recognized brands.

IN THE NEWS

Covid Domain Registrations Soar, Many by Bad Actors

Covid Domain Registrations Soar, Many by Bad Actors

TechNewsWorld January 26, 2022

Nearly half a million Covid-related domains have been created over the last two years, many of them being used by online fraudsters. The pandemic has created an environment in which bad actors make use of a range of Covid-related “hooks” to commit cybercrime and fraud, impacting consumers and brands, explained CSC, a domain registrar that released a study Tuesday of more than 478,000 domain names tied to pandemic keywords.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

Cyber Insecurity - Omicron Variant Came With Surge in Suspicious Websites

The Washington Post January 25, 2022

Nearly two years into the pandemic, the Internet is still awash with shady coronavirus-themed websites that could be used as lures to steal people′s information or infect them with malware, according to corporate domain registrar CSC. In the first year of the pandemic, researchers found thousands of virus-themed domains and concluded that it was strikingly easy to register domains with the potential to spread vaccine-related hoaxes.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

PRESS RELEASE

Domain Security Report 2021

CSC Research Finds Third Parties Continue to Lay Groundwork for Malicious Activity Among Thousands of COVID-Related Domains

The report’s findings were gathered using CSC’s newly launched DomainSecSM platform, which delivers a cloud-driven analysis of the global domain ecosystem to identify potential threats to major brands.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

REPORT

Domain Registrar Selection: A Key Indicator of Overall Organization Security

The Impact of COVID-19 on Internet Security and Safety

This report’s findings were gathered using our newly launched DomainSecSM platform to analyze nearly 500,000 COVID-related web domains for threats to brands and consumers due to their persistent brand infringement patterns and behaviors.

WEBINAR

WTR Brand Strategy China 2021 - Keynote

“The Elephant in the Room” for Online Brand Protection

We delivered the opening keynote at the World Trademark Review’s Brand Strategy China event. Our expert addressed the underlying issue of why we continue to see pervasive brand infringement online, and the paradigm shifts needed to achieve better outcomes.

WEBINAR

WTR Brand Strategy China 2021

Embracing New Tools to Enhancing Protection

Rapid technological development inevitably gives rise to new online threats. However, it also offers solutions, and the canny use of technology can generate greater success in brand protection efforts. Experts will discuss new issues coming from the digital world and how to use cutting-edge tools to counter them.

WEBINAR

PwC HackaDay 2021

To trust the cloud more, you need to trust it less—how to build a better security architecture for using cloud services.

Learn key recommendations presented at the PwC HackaDay to address this paradox.

IN THE NEWS

Increased Focus on Preventative Security Measures Across Forbes Global 2000 Companies including Retail and Insurance Providers

Increased Focus on Preventative Security Measures Across Forbes Global 2000 Companies including Retail and Insurance Providers

Vmblog.com
December 31, 2021

In 2021, companies and government agencies experienced increased threat vectors targeting corporate and government online domain name portfolios, including ransomware (malware), phishing, online brand abuse, trademark infringements, BEC, and supply chain attacks. In 2022, with domain cyber threats rising, we’ll see companies and government agencies exposed to much higher risks in the coming year.

Brand protection, domain security, ransomeware, monitoring, security

IN THE NEWS

2022 Threat Predictions: Ransomware, Ransomware, Ransomware

2022 Threat Predictions: Ransomware, Ransomware, Ransomware

SC Media
December 24, 2021

Ransomware made the leap into the consciousness of the public at large over the last year, thanks to attacks grabbing mainstream headlines and affecting the everyday lives of a significant number of people. “Phishing attacks grow only more prevalent, with ransomware an ultimate goal,” says Ihab Shraim, CTO of CSC DBS, in this article on 2022 cyber threat predictions by SC Media.

Brand protection, domain security, ransomeware, monitoring, security

IN THE NEWS

Not All Domain Registrars are Created Equal: Consumer-Grade Vs. Enterprise-Class

Not All Domain Registrars are Created Equal: Consumer-Grade Vs. Enterprise-Class

Help Net Security
December 20, 2021

SecurityScorecard and CSC released comprehensive research detailing the impacts of an organization’s choice in domain registrar on their overall security ratings. The research shows that companies that select enterprise-class registrars (ECR) for domain management have a total score that is on average one-half to one whole letter grade higher than those using a consumer-grade domain registrar (CGR).

Brand protection, domain security, registrar, security

IN THE NEWS

The Realities of Domain Security

The Realities of Domain Security

SecurityInfoWatch.com
December 17, 2021

According to CISA, most cyberattacks, including ransomware and BEC, start with phishing. The losses companies are experiencing due to ransomware are exceeding billions annually. In response, organizations are implementing more sophisticated threat monitoring, detection and mitigation solutions, but are they are routinely failing to implement even basic domain safety measures.

Brand protection, domain security, ransomeware, monitoring, security

BLOG POST

SAXO Paves the Way for Democratized Trading for All

SAXO Paves the Way for Democratized Trading for All

CSC had the great pleasure to interview Ian Semey, senior global webmaster at Saxo Bank, about their new generic top-level domain (gTLD) application, the implementation process, and how they have been using it successfully. You can read the full article here.

REPORT

Domain Registrar Selection: A Key Indicator of Overall Organization Security

The Impact of Enterprise-Class Domain Registrar Use on Overall Security Ratings

Research done by SecurityScorecard shows that a company’s choice in domain registrar is highly correlated to a company’s cyber security rating. Companies that selected enterprise-class registrars for domain management versus consumer-grade domain registrars had a total score that was on average one-half to one letter grade higher.

IN THE NEWS

Domain Registrar Selection: A Key Indicator of Overall Organization Security

Domain Registrar Selection: A Key Indicator of Overall Organization Security

SecurityScorecard December 8, 2021

Research done by SecurityScorecard shows that a company that selects an enterprise-class registrar for domain management versus consumer-grade correlates to a higher cyber security rating, with a total score that is on average one-half to one letter grade higher.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

ICANN 72: Insights from the Virtual Meeting

ICANN 72: Insights from the Virtual Meeting

Join us for our final ICANN recap webinar of 2021, where CSC’s Gretchen Olive talks through the latest developments from the most recent ICANN online meeting.

WEBINAR

Let's End Whack-a-Mole

Let's End Whack-a-Mole

Brands have long gone digital, but so have counterfeiters. Organizations can be inundated with online infringements and find themselves in a constant war with bad actors. Here, experts share their key tactics for fighting back.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

7 Steps for Creating a Successful Domain Policy

Domain Portfolio Governance Policy

Seven steps for creating successful domain portfolio Governance: Using CSC’s seven-step process, you can join the growing ranks of organizations that are in full control of their domains.

Domain Management and Strategy, domain name management, digital assets, digital portfolio, defensive registrations, WHOIS, registry lock, registrar lock

WEBINAR

The End of .XXX Blocking Program – Are you Ready?

The End of .XXX Blocking Program – Are you Ready?

Join us for this 20-minute webinar where we will be looking at what companies will need to do to manage domains in their portfolio affected by the end of 2011’s .XXX Sunrise B blocking program.

REPORT

Midmarket Businesses - Staying Ahead of Risk for Future Initiatives

Midmarket Businesses - Staying Ahead of Risk for Future Initiatives

Digital IP and cyber security should be part of any organization’s risk management strategy as any disruption can mean an immediate threat to an organizations’ ability to operate normally. Our latest guide offers insight into how to protect a company’s digital assets and secure its online presence against cyber risk.

WEBINAR

CSC Domain Security Report: What’s the Security Posture of the Forbes Global 2000?

CSC Domain Security Report: What’s the Security Posture of the Forbes Global 2000?

With cyber crime on the rise, companies in 2021 have experienced increased ransomware attacks, business email compromise (BEC), phishing attacks, supply chain attacks, and online brand and trademark abuse. Domain security is the first line of defense against these attacks, and a critical component to help mitigate cyber attacks in the early stages.

IN THE NEWS

Domain Security Remains an Underutilized Component to Curb Attacks

Domain Security Remains an Underutilized Component to Curb Attacks

HelpNet Security October 5, 2021

Despite the shift to modernize business environments and operations among the Global 2000 companies, web domains remain dangerously under protected, according to CSC.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Top Global Companies Falling Short in Protecting Domain Security

Top Global Companies Falling Short in Protecting Domain Security

Cybersecurity Dive October 5, 2021

A majority of the world's largest companies fall short in protecting their domain registrations, making them susceptible to phishing attacks, business email compromise or even ransomware, according to a report from CSC. CSC examined the core domain for Forbes Global 2000 companies, applying proprietary tools and publicly available information to inform the report.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Shorter Certificate Cycles Shouldn’t Mean Ignoring Extended Validation

Shorter Certificate Cycles Shouldn’t Mean Ignoring Extended Validation

Security Boulevard October 6, 2021

A movement to speed up the secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate cycle, reducing validity periods to roughly 13 months to allow for a one-year period and then a one-month grace window for renewal, while boosting security, also could cause extended validation (EV) to go extinct. CSC’s Mark Flegg explains why this shouldn’t be the case.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Major Companies Lag in Adopting Domain Security

Major Companies Lag in Adopting Domain Security

BetaNews September 28, 2021

A majority of companies in the Forbes Global 2000 have been slow to adopt domain security measures that could help prevent them from ransomware attacks.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Domain Security Report Covered on TechCentral.ie

Domain Security Report Covered on TechCentral.ie

TechCentral.ie September 29, 2021

TechCentral.ie has featured the findings from CSC’s Domain Security Report, which highlights how less than 20% of the world’s largest brands are adopting basic domain security protocols, leaving them vulnerable to phishing, ransomware, and other cyber attacks.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Domain Security Report Covered in ITPro

Domain Security Report Covered in ITPro

ITPro September 28, 2021

Highlights from CSC’s Domain Security Report have been featured in ITPro, highlighting that 81% of Forbes Global 2000 brands are vulnerable to cyber attacks by not having key domain security protocols in place.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Study: Half of Forbes 2000 Brands Fail to Use DMARC

Study: Half of Forbes 2000 Brands Fail to Use DMARC

MediaPost September 29, 2021

Forbes 2000 brands are dangerously unprotected from phishing and hijacking, with 81% failing to use registry locks for their domains. Only 50% utilize a DMARC record, the standard email authentication method.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Most Large Enterprises Fail to Protect Their Domain Names

Most Large Enterprises Fail to Protect Their Domain Names

Dark Reading September 29, 2021

New research carried out by CSC Digital Brand Services, an online brand security company, has identified 325k domains that conduct malicious activities and enable brand abuse, 68% of which were related to COVID-19 treatment, testing and tracking. Chief technology officer Ihab Shraim tells us what this means for the healthcare sector.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

REPORT

Domain Security Report 2021

Domain Security Report 2021

Forbes Global 2000 companies are still largely unprotected online, especially those using consumer-grade registrars. Find out which industries fare better in their security posture against global adoption benchmarks in our Domain Security Report.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

PRESS RELEASE

Domain Security Report 2021

CSC Finds Majority of World’s Largest Companies Susceptible to Phishing and Brand Abuse Due to Improper Domain Security

CSC released its annual Domain Security Report: Forbes Global 2000 Companies, which found that despite the shift to modernize business environments and operations among the Global 2000 companies, web domains remain dangerously under protected.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

The Day the Internet Broke: Lessons from Recent Cloud Provider Outages

The Day the Internet Broke: Lessons from Recent Cloud Provider Outages

Recently and in a short time span, several large, high-profile, cloud-based providers experienced outages. These incidents shook the internet world—with various media calling it “the day the internet broke”—because it took down online entertainment, eCommerce, logistics, financial services, and more.

PRESS RELEASE

Cyber Security Report

CSC and SecurityScorecard partner to mitigate domain security risks

CSC has announced a strategic alliance with SecurityScorecard, the global leader in security ratings, to provide domain security insights for evaluating enterprise cyber risk to SecurityScorecard platform users. CSC is providing users with visibility into the class of domain registrar they’re using, enabling them to better manage the risk related to their domain name portfolio. This information will help educate companies about the level of advanced security needed to protect against domain and DNS security threats today.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

WHEN PEOPLE CHANGE ROLES - Best Practices for Digital Assets

WHEN PEOPLE CHANGE ROLES - Best Practices for Digital Assets

When people leave an organization or change roles, CSC recommends auditing all vendor portals for online assets to ensure user information is updated across all the products and services immediately.

New gTLD, New gTLD, .Brand, dotBrand, .Brand ecosystem, TMCH, DMARC, DPML

PRESS RELEASE

Cyber Security Report

Holiday shopping warning: simple typos can lead consumers and brands to online fraud, counterfeit goods, and cyber crime

During the holiday shopping season, just one hour of downtime can cost a business over $500,000 in lost revenue. Despite this, many global eCommerce and shopping companies are still lacking basic domain security measures that could prevent this from happening. For instance, only 16% of the top 500 global eCommerce and shopping domains leverage DNS hosting redundancy, which could secure their online presence from DDoS attacks.

REPORT

Cyber Threats & Trends - Securing your Network Pandemic-style

Cyber Threats & Trends - Securing your Network Pandemic-style

Neustar’s latest report “Cyber Threats and Trends: Securing Your Network Pandemic-Style” takes a hard look at what happened during that tumultuous year so that we can best protect our networks moving forward.

WEBINAR

DNS Hijacking: Security Learnings From the Latest Incidents

ICANN 71: Insights from the Virtual Meeting

Join our upcoming webinar, which gives a recap of the recent ICANN 71 Virtual Meeting.

WEBINAR

DNS Hijacking: Security Learnings From the Latest Incidents

CSC Security Center — What It Can Do for You

Join us for our Industry Update webinar, where we spend 30 minutes on the latest news in domain management & security, brand protection, and fraud protection.

WEBINAR

Domain and DNS Security Recommendations for the Australian Cyber Security Strategy

Domain and DNS Security Recommendations for the Australian Cyber Security Strategy

Join this webinar where we’ll share our thoughts on the Strategy and give recommendations of how organisations should react.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

CSC Security Brochure

CSC Security Center

Putting security first for critical online brand assets.

For companies that need to be aware of and mitigate cyber risks not contained by their traditional firewall solutions.

New gTLD, New gTLD, .Brand, dotBrand, .Brand ecosystem, TMCH, DMARC, DPML

WEBINAR (ITALIAN)

Why Domains are Essential for Cybersecurity

Why Domains are Essential for Cybersecurity

Join our webinar where we will explain why domain names are an integral part of an organization's cybersecurity and what happens when they are compromised.

IN THE NEWS

COVID-19 and the Rise in Online Brand Abuse

COVID-19 and the Rise in Online Brand Abuse

Healthcare Global May 18, 2021

New research carried out by CSC Digital Brand Services, an online brand security company, has identified 325k domains that conduct malicious activities and enable brand abuse, 68% of which were related to COVID-19 treatment, testing and tracking. Chief technology officer Ihab Shraim tells us what this means for the healthcare sector.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Return on Investment: Proving that Protection Pays

Return on Investment: Proving that Protection Pays

World Trademark Review May 11, 2021

Read the full article by CSC’s David Barnett to find out how ROI can be calculated to prove benefit to brand owners and how a brand protection program can help your company today.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Internet Threats Go Viral - Companies Must React to Keep Brands Secure

Internet Threats Go Viral – Companies Must React to Keep Brands Secure

World Trademark Review May 11, 2021

Read the full article by CSC’s Elliott Champion to find out exactly how cyber criminals are targeting brands and consumers during this unusual time—and what can be done to protect brands from all of it.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

IN THE NEWS

Expert Steps For Combating the Surge in Counterfeits

Avoid Being a Headline: Not all Domain Registrars are Created Equal

InfoSecurity Magazine May 11, 2021

The SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange cyber-attacks have shown the importance of vetting third-party technology, operational processes and security controls in order to identify and mitigate supply chain risk. Choosing a domain name registrar is such a vital decision because of the many security risks in the domain and DNS ecosystem such as phishing threats or brand infringements.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

Industry Updates – To Block or Not to Block? Best Practices for Domain Blocking Strategies

Industry Updates – To Block or Not to Block? Best Practices for Domain Blocking Strategies

Join us for our Industry Update webinar, where we spend 30 minutes on the latest news in domain management & security, brand protection, and fraud protection.

WEBINAR

It's always DNS

“It’s always DNS!”

“It’s always DNS!” is a popular meme among system administrators. Find out why DNS is the biggest single point of failure in the new norm, and why companies need to reevaluate the concept of cyber security from network security to inter-network security.

dns, digital assets, domain names, cyber security, data protection

IN THE NEWS

Expert Steps For Combating the Surge in Counterfeits

Domain Name Security Neglected by U.S. Energy Companies: Report

Security Week April 15, 2021

A majority of the largest energy companies in the United States appear to have neglected the security of their domain names, according to CSC, a firm that specializes in securing online assets. The Biden administration is concerned about potentially damaging cyberattacks aimed at the country’s critical infrastructure, and it’s taking steps to help electric utilities, water treatment plants and other industries protect their systems. Data collected by CSC last week shows that nearly 80 percent of the top U.S. energy organizations are at risk of cyberattacks targeting their DNS and internet domain names.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

Automated Digital Certificate Management - Getting it Right

Automated Digital Certificate Management - Getting it Right

Join us for this webinar, where CA/B Forum members Nick France and Tim Callan of Sectigo will join CSC product director for security services, Mark Flegg, to discuss the latest updates on digital certificate renewals.

WEBINAR

ICANN 70: Insights from the Virtual Meeting

ICANN 70: Insights from the Virtual Meeting

Join our upcoming webinar, which gives a recap of the recent ICANN 70 Virtual Meeting.

WEBINAR

Online fraud — How to Stay Ahead

Online fraud — How to Stay Ahead

Join us for our Industry Update webinar, where we spend 30 minutes on the latest news in domain management & security, brand protection, and fraud protection.

IN THE NEWS

Expert Steps For Combating the Surge in Counterfeits

Risks from Spoofed Domains are Different but Still Problematic

Loss Prevention Magazine March 18, 2021

One of the industry’s leaders in the fight against counterfeit products noted a shift in how fake goods are primarily marketed to customers, from misspelled domains to online marketplaces and, increasingly, social media.

Brand protection, anti-counterfeit, counterfeit, e-commerce

WEBINAR

The EU GDPR: One Year On

Making the Platform Relationship Win-Win

The relationship between brands and eCommerce platforms is one that can be both combative and collaborative.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

WEBINAR

Why Domain Names are Central to your Cyber Security

Calculating Your Return on Investment with Brand Protection Solutions

Join us for our Industry Update webinar, where we’ll spend 30 minutes on the latest news in domain management and security, brand protection, and fraud protection.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

IN THE NEWS

#SaferInternetDay: How Online Users Can Detect Misinformation

#SaferInternetDay: How Online Users Can Detect Misinformation

Infosecurity February 9, 2021

Misinformation is an issue that has come firmly to the fore over recent years, fuelled by increased access to the internet throughout the world. Elliott Champion, leader of brand and fraud divisions at CSC, explained: “[Given] the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation is being used to take personal credentials and money. Misinformation around COVID-19 treatments, events, related news, (fake) tracking apps, vaccinations, monetary relief schemes, charity drives or donations have become widespread.”

Brand protection, security, digital transformation, online presence

IN THE NEWS

Why Companies Will Need Better Intelligence and Security To Prosper in 2021

Why Companies Will Need Better Intelligence and Security To Prosper in 2021

APAC CIO Outlook February 8, 2021

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, we predict that companies will continue to find ways to adjust to the situation they are faced with—to explore new channels of revenue, connect with their employees and customers, and address a growing need to tighten on cyber security and online brand protection.

Brand protection, security, digital transformation, online presence

WEBINAR

Why Domain Names are Central to your Cyber Security

Why Domain Names are Central to your Cyber Security

Join us for our Industry Update webinar, where we’ll spend 30 minutes on the latest news in domain management and security, brand protection, and fraud protection.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

WEBINAR

Protecting Your Brand Against the Increasing Threats of Online Fraud

Protecting your Brand Against the Increasing Threats of Online Fraud

In our first webinar of 2021, we’ll delve into the outcomes of 2020’s marked increase in online fraud from cyber criminals, who took advantage of our increased reliance on the internet due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

WEBINAR

Holiday Shopping and eCommerce Digital Threats

Holiday Shopping and eCommerce Digital Threats

In our December session, we’ll be looking at the results of some recent research by CSC on the digital threats to companies and consumers associated with holiday shopping and eCommerce.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

CSC Domain Name Laps Policy: Stop – Review – Action

CSC Domain Name Lapse Policy: Stop – Review – Action

While many companies spend time reviewing the domain names they wish to lapse, they don’t always have all the information to make a truly informed decision. At CSC, it’s our responsibility to make sure you understand your options and potential security threats.

WEBINAR

ICANN 69 – Insights from the Virtual Meeting

ICANN 69 – Insights from the Virtual Meeting

The session will share highlights of important industry policy developments that will affect your online domain name, brand protection, and cyber security strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

IN THE NEWS

New CSC research finds over 90% of website linked to Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns at risk for potential redirection, disinformation, and data theft

New CSC research finds over 90% of website linked to Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns at risk for potential redirection, disinformation, and data theft

Journal of Cyber Policy October 9, 2020

CSC, a world leader in business, legal, tax, and domain security, today released new research from their Digital Brand Services (DBS) division that reveals areas of risk for prominent election-related websites. The research indicates that web domains closely linked to the campaign websites for Joe Biden and Donald Trump lack basic domain security protocols and are being targeted for disinformation activities such as domain spoofing, and threats including domain name and domain name system (DNS) hijacking, and phishing.

IN THE NEWS

Over 90% of domains linked to Trump, Biden websites vulnerable to cyberattacks: study

Over 90% of domains linked to Trump, Biden websites vulnerable to cyberattacks: study

Israel Defense October 12, 2020

The vast majority of web domains closely linked to the presidential campaign websites for Donald Trump and Joe Biden lack basic domain security protocols and are at risk of potential disinformation activities and data theft, according to findings released Thursday. The research by US-based digital asset security company CSC found that over 90% of these web properties are not using registry locks to protect their domains from domain and DNS hijacking that can lead to phishing attacks, network breaches, and email compromise.

IN THE NEWS

Presidential candidate domain traffic at risk of phishing scams, highlighting need for brands to review vulnerabilities

Most domains linked to US election vulnerable

Technology Decisions October 12, 2020

Over 90% of web domains associated with the presidential election campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden are not using registry locks to protect their domains from domain and DNS hijacking, research suggests. The research from CSC’s Digital Branch Services division found that web domains closely linked to the campaign websites for Joe Biden and Donald Trump lack basic domain security protocols.

IN THE NEWS

Presidential candidate domain traffic at risk of phishing scams, highlighting need for brands to review vulnerabilities

Presidential candidate domain traffic at risk of phishing scams, highlighting need for brands to review vulnerabilities

World Trademark Review October 8, 2020

Over 90% of domains associated with the U.S. presidential election candidates are at risk of potential redirection, disinformation and data theft reveals new research from domain management service CSC. Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s websites were identified as risk centers for outgoing and referral domains that were vulnerable to attack. The findings are a reminder that brand owners need to act quickly to ensure that their domains are truly secure.

WEBINAR

Best Practices for Managing Digital Asset Security

Best Practices for Managing Digital Asset Security

Join us for our monthly Industry Update webinar, where we spend 30 minutes on the latest news in Domain Management & Security, Brand Protection, and Fraud Protection.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

PRESS RELEASE

New CSC Research Finds Over 90% of Websites Linked to Donald Trump and Joe Biden Campaigns at Risk for Potential Redirection, Disinformation, and Data Theft

New CSC Research Finds Over 90% of Websites Linked to Donald Trump and Joe Biden Campaigns at Risk for Potential Redirection, Disinformation, and Data Theft

Due to the sensitivity and importance of the U.S. election process, domain security remains a major vulnerability for the potential of foreign interference, fraud, and misinformation. Nearly 70% of misspelled domains are configured to send and receive emails, which can be used to lure donors to phishing sites.

REPORT

Dot Brand Insights: October 2020

Dot Brand Insights: October 2020

In our October 2020 Dot Brand Insights Report, we report on a distinct uptick in the activity surrounding .BRANDs, ranging from the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and internet services, to enterprise products and services sectors—sectors that got a big increase in business activity through Q3 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dot brand, dotbrand, .brand, insights report, new gtld

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Mergers and Acquisitions: Taking Care of Digital Brands During Entity Consolidation

Mergers and Acquisitions: Taking Care of Digital Brands During Entity Consolidation

Your company has acquired another entity or merged with one. Congratulations! This best practice guide will help you understand the challenges of merging digital assets and how to secure them by highlighting important steps to consider and apply.

WEBINAR

Domain Security Best Practices for Australian Corporations

Domain Security Best Practices for Australian Corporations

Australia is now in a heightened state of cybersecurity. Together with our guest speakers Bruce Tonkin, COO of .AU Domain Administration Limited (auDA), and Ram Mohan, COO of Afilias, we’ll discuss domain security—the cornerstone of preventing cyber threats, such as domain name system (DNS) hijacking.

auDA, Afilias, .AU, Australia, Domain security

IN THE NEWS

Safe domain: How to protect your enterprise from DNS hijackingd

Safe domain: How to protect your enterprise from DNS hijacking

Help Net Security September 1, 2020

In August 2019, cybersecurity researchers revealed that a hacker group known as  Sea Turtle targeted 40 telecoms, internet service providers, domain registrars and government organizations in the Middle East and North Africa. The attackers hijacked the domain names of ministries of foreign affairs, intelligence/military agencies and energy-related groups in those regions. As a result, Sea Turtle was able to intercept all internet data – including email and web traffic – sent to the victims.

IN THE NEWS

Why 83 Percent of Large Companies Are Vulnerable to This Basic Domain Hack

Why 83 Percent of Large Companies Are Vulnerable to This Basic Domain Hack

Inc. June 25, 2020

A recent study shows that companies can't defend against potentially catastrophic domain name hijacks.  The study, released earlier this month by international business firm CSC, found that 83 percent of organizations surveyed haven't implemented baseline security measures like domain name registry locks, which help prevent domain name hijacking and/or unauthorized transfers..

IN THE NEWS

83% of Global Enterprises Do Not Have Basic Domain Security Measures

83% of Global Enterprises Do Not Have Basic Domain Security Measures

CISO Magazine June 19, 2020

Latest research from domain security provider CSC revealed that security gaps in enterprise domain security procedures expose organizations’ networks to cyber risks and vulnerabilities such as domain name system (DNS) hijacking, data fraud, and phishing attacks.

IN THE NEWS

83% of Forbes 2000 Companies' Web Domains Are Poorly Protected

83% of Forbes 2000 Companies' Web Domains Are Poorly Protected

Help Net Security June 18, 2020

There are significant shortfalls in enterprise domain security practices, putting organizations' internet-facing digital assets at risk to threats, including domain name and DNS hijacking, phishing, and other fraudulent activity.

IN THE NEWS

How to protect your organization's domain from security threats

Most Forbes Global 2000 Companies Lack Basic Domain Security

Security Boulevard June 18, 2020

Most Forbes Global 2000 organizations don’t have even basic domain security in place, leaving them open to attacks with potentially devastating consequences, according to a report from CSC Digital Brand Services (DBS). Forbes Global 2000 companies don’t take domain security seriously, and proof is in the 2020 Domain Security Report: Forbes Global 2000 Companies underlines just how big a problem it actually is.

IN THE NEWS

World’s Largest Public Companies Lack Basic Domain Security Protections, Report

World's Largest Public Companies Lack Basic Domain Security Protections, Report

MSSP Alert June 17, 2020

Over 80% of the world’s largest public companies failed to adopt basic domain security measures.

IN THE NEWS

83% of Forbes 2000 Companies' Web Domains Are Poorly Protected

83% of Forbes 2000 Companies' Web Domains Are Poorly Protected

Dark Reading June 16, 2020

Only a handful have controls against domain-name hijacking, DNS modifications, and other threats, a new CSC study finds.

WEBINAR

Cyber Security Beyond the Firewall – DNS

Cyber Security Beyond the Firewall – DNS

What is the domain name system (DNS) ecosystem and what are its vulnerabilities? How can companies mitigate threats to DNS? Keynote speaker, David Conrad, CTO of ICANN, and speakers from the industry discuss DNS hijacking, and how to evaluate current security measures against these kinds of attacks.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

IN THE NEWS

How to protect your organization's domain from security threats

How to protect your organization's domain from security threats

Tech Republic June 16, 2020

Your organization's public-facing domain is often as important and critical a resource as are your internal files, data, and network. And just as you protect your internal infrastructure from cyberthreats, so too do you need to protect your domain.

BLOG POST

CSC on The CyberWire Daily Podcast

CSC on The CyberWire Daily Podcast

This week, CSC’s executive vice president, Mark Calandra, featured in The CyberWire Daily Podcast with David Bittner, speaks about insights from our 2020 Domain Security Report.

WEBINAR

Internet Insights from The Walled City

Online Brand Abuse in APAC: The Landscape and Its Solutions

The Asia-Pacific region is an important market, but it’s fraught with problems for brand owners. Learn about fraud trends in APAC markets, key platforms of brand abuse, and how monitoring and enforcing trademarks can help.

PRESS RELEASE

Cyber Security Report

CSC Becomes First Foreign-Owned Company to Receive Domain Registrar License in China

Accreditation enables organization to provide domain registration and management services to local and global companies doing business in China.

REPORT

Dot Brand Insights: February 2020

Dot Brand Insights: June 2020

In our June 2020 Dot Brand Insights Report, we look into the increase in .BRAND domains being used by brand owners to communicate important messaging to their customers, investors, and employees in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

New gTLD, New gTLD, .Brand, dotBrand, .Brand ecosystem, TMCH, DMARC, DPML

PRESS RELEASE

Domain Security Blind Spots Put Global Enterprises at Serious Risk According to New Research from CSC’s Digital Brand Services Division

Domain Security Blind Spots Put Global Enterprises at Serious Risk According to New Research from CSC’s Digital Brand Services Division

New research shows information technology and media and entertainment sectors take the most sophisticated approach to domain security while materials and real estate industries are most susceptible to attacks.

REPORT

Domain Security Report

Domain Security Report

In this report, we analyze the domain name security posture of the Forbes Global 2000 that reveals 83% are at greater risk of domain name hijacking because they have not adopted basic domain security measures like the registry lock protocol. Find out which industries and regions fare better in their security posture against global adoption benchmarks.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Domain Security Checklist

Domain Security Checklist

While companies are making significant investments to improve their security posture and reduce risk, many are still exposed to security blind spots when it comes to proactively and securely managing some of the most fundamental internet assets that allow them to conduct business—unsecure domain names, DNS, and digital certificates.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Digital Asset Security: Back to Basics

Digital Asset Security: Back to Basics

Worldwide, cyber attacks and data breaches are coming from all directions. They're on the rise, making it harder to secure an online brand.

So how can you manage today's risks? Get back to the basics of digital asset security.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

6 Ways to Strengthen DNS Security

6 Ways to Strengthen DNS Security

At the inception of the internet and domain name system—aka, DNS—only education organizations and government bodies were online. Back then, trust was assumed and security wasn't even a thought. But today with the world online, DNS is one of the most regular targets of cyber criminals.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

The Case for a Secondary DNS Service

The Case for a Secondary DNS Service

Enterprise security was previously focused on protecting the online perimeter (i.e., the network border). Blocking malware and bad agents from entering the network meant protecting your data and your business.

WEBINAR

DNS Hijacking: Recent Events & Recommendations

DNS Hijacking: Recent Events and Recommendations

Businesses have invested in security solutions at an exponential rate to protect their organizations from cyber threats. Yet, many companies remain exposed to what security experts are now referring to as critically important security blind spots.

REPORT

Dot Brand Insights: February 2020

Dot Brand Insights: February 2020

In our February 2020 Dot Brand Insights Report, our experts look at the increase in the number of .BRAND domain name registrations and the steady climb of domains under management (DUM)—including what industry is responsible for a 200% DUM count.

New gTLD, New gTLD, .Brand, dotBrand, .Brand ecosystem, TMCH, DMARC, DPML

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Beyond The Firewall: Implementing DNS Defenses To Mitigate Online Vulnerabilities And Threats

Beyond the Firewall: Implementing DNS Defenses to Mitigate Online Vulnerabilities and Threats

DNS forms the underlying infrastructure for how the internet works, serving as a directory to point users to the right web content. When DNS goes down, websites, email, voice-over IP, and remote employee login goes down with it.

IN THE NEWS

The 3 Most Detrimental Cyber Attacks And How To Stop Them

The 3 Most Detrimental Cyber Attacks and How to Stop Them

Cyber attacks. They happen every day and affect everyone from companies down to consumers. Many companies aren't yet doing enough to protect their brand and their customers—and it's easier than you think. Putting a few key security measures in place can help with cyber attack prevention. Sometimes, even before they hit the inbox.

In this report, we talked to our chief information security officer, Scott Plichta, to get the inside scoop on the three most detrimental cyber attacks and how to stop them.

Cyber Security, cyber attacks

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

10 Steps to Tackling Online Counterfeiting

10 Steps to Tackling Online Counterfeiting

In an interactive guide, we've identified 10 best practices that can help you tackle online counterfeiting. From understanding your critical business drivers—like revenue and reputation—to identifying what channels to monitor, and choosing your targets.

Brand Protection, counterfeit, anti-counterfeit, marketplace monitoring, brand protection, online brand protection, best practice guide

REPORT

Rapport de cybersécurité

Cyber Security Report: October 2019

In our October 2019 edition of the CSC Cyber Security Report, we take an in-depth look at the contractors of public actors in the defense industry globally and the waves of attacks that are hitting these agencies and causing security breaches. affecting national security and the well-being of citizens.

Cyber Security, cyber security, DNS, DNSSEC, SSL phishing, anti-phishing, CAA record, registry lock, registrar lock, two-factor authentication, 2FA, report

REPORT

Cyber Security Report

Cyber Security Report: June 2019

Securing a company's digital infrastructure has become a major concern to corporations worldwide.

Recent CSC research focuses on the media industry, revealing that 78% of global media brands use a corporate domain registrar, yet only 37% of those have a registry lock to protect their DNS from hijacking.

Cyber Security, cyber security, DNS, DNSSEC, SSL phishing, anti-phishing, CAA record, registry lock, registrar lock, two-factor authentication, 2FA, report

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Developing and Launching a New Brand

Developing and Launching a New Brand

Launching a new brand or redeveloping an existing concept requires painstaking attention to detail from the initial idea to completion of the project. During the process, a business might ask questions about how their brand or product will be received, who the target audience is, and the strategy behind the change.

It's pertinent to remember your digital brand and how your launch will be viewed online. There are several best practices to keep in mind, including how monetize your online presence, and the security measures you need to keep your brand safe.

Domain Management and Strategy, domain name management, brand development strategy, brand launch, step-by-step (step by step) guide, best practice guide

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Digital Asset Security Checklist

Digital Asset Security Checklist

To help brand owners understand and get secure against the very real threats that exist, CSC released CSC Security CenterSM in 2018—a first-of-its-kind digital asset intelligence tool that exposes security blind spots to help mitigate cyber threats.

Our Digital Asset Security Checklist covers six key areas that are often overlooked when it comes to cyber security.

Cyber Security, digital asset vendor management, dns management, domain management and strategy, ssl management, threat mitigation, ddos mitigation, two-factor authentication, phishing, social engineering, DNS hijacking

WEBINAR

DNS Hijacking: Security Learnings From the Latest Incidents

DNS Hijacking: Security Learnings from the Latest Incidents

Waves of DNS hijacking affecting government and telecommunications domains, as well as internet infrastructure entities across the globe, has resulted in increased efforts—even emergency directives—to protect domains from further attacks.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has quickly implemented new procedures to further protect federal domains. And other governments—including the U.K. and France—are following suit.

In this recorded webinar, CSC global product director of Security Services, Mark Flegg, discusses recent events, learnings gained, the most relevant developments around digital asset security, and how it all impacts your company in the fight against cyber threats.

Cyber Security, dns management, ddos mitigation, two-factor (two factor) authentication, DNS hijacking, registry lock, registrar lock, two-factor authentication, 2FA

REPORT

Dot Brand Insights: October 2019

Dot Brand Insights: October 2019

In our October 2019 Dot Brand Insights Report, our experts look at the increase in the number of activated .BRANDs—meaning .BRANDs that have registered five or more domain names within their branded domain.

Companies can create the level of security they want within their .BRAND ecosystem, building trust with their audience, including ensuring every .BRAND site employs DNSSEC, digital certificates, and DMARC. Inside, we share what six .BRANDs have to say about their domains, and what they use their .BRANDs to communicate to employees and the world.

New gTLD, New gTLD, .Brand, dotBrand, .Brand ecosystem, TMCH, DMARC, DPML

REPORT

Dot Brand Insights: May 2019

Companies are Using their New Dot Brands

CSC expert analysis shows that through the first quarter of 2019, .BRAND domain registrations increased by 5%. Simultaneously, there was a 4% increase in the total of active (live) domains—meaning, companies are using their new .BRANDs. The major contributors are customizing their websites for employees as well as customer- and country-specific initiatives.

New gTLD, New gTLD, .Brand, dotBrand, .Brand ecosystem, TMCH, DMARC, DPML

REPORT

Dot Brand Insights: February 2019

Banks, Cars, or Insurance: Which Industry Takes the Lead in Dot Brand Use?

In this edition of our Dot Brand Insights Report, our experts dissect the increasing domains under management (DUM)—including revealing what industry is responsible for the 200% lead in DUM count—and look at the increase in .BRAND registrations.

You'll also read about how Google® came to be, and read a delightful story about how they decided to use its new generic top-level domain.

New gTLD, New gTLD, .Brand, dotBrand, .Brand ecosystem, TMCH, DMARC, DPML

WEBINAR

The EU GDPR: One Year On

The EU GDPR: One Year On

On May 25, 2018, the GDPR became enforceable. While the primary purpose of the GDPR is to protect the personal data of EU residents, its real impact has been far broader in geography and scope.

In this recorded webinar, Gretchen Olive, CSC's director of policy and industry affairs, explores how the GDPR has changed much more than the rules around data privacy.

Domain Management and Strategy, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Five Steps to UDRP Success

Five Steps to UDRP Success

Cybersquatting is on the rise, with a noted uptick over the past several years. Closely linked to problems such as brand abuse, traffic diversion, counterfeit goods, trademark dilution, phishing attacks, and malware distribution, cybersquatting can be very costly to brands.

Brand Protection, IP enforcement, takedown, delisting, cease and desist, domain acquisition, ownership, trademark

IN THE NEWS

GDPR: Cyber Security Issues Abound

GDPR: Cyber Security Issues Abound

CSC's Mark Flegg, global product director of Security Services, gives insight into the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), what this means in terms of cyber security, and how to protect yourself and your business from cyber criminals.

Cyber Security, GDPR, digital assets, domain names, WHOIS, cyber security, data protection, article 32, registry lock, registrar lock, two-factor authentication, DNSSEC

IN THE NEWS

Going Phishing: Countering Fraudulent Campaigns

Going Phishing: Countering Fraudulent Campaigns

Phishing remains the most used vehicle for corporate data breaches, credit card fraud, and identity theft. Malicious links are clicked and corporate passwords are given up, leaving companies and consumers vulnerable.

In the World Trademark Review article, Going Phishing: Countering Fraudulent Campaigns, we share why securing digital assets is a MUST—especially considering the October 2017 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance policy and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) that went into effect May 25, 2018.

Fraud Protection, phishing, anti-phishing, email fraud, spear sphishing, data theaft, data breach, DMARC

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

The Online Counterfeit Economy: Apparel and Accessories

The Online Counterfeit Economy: Apparel and Accessories

As the digital world continues to expand and become a bigger part of our daily lives, counterfeiters are finding ways to take advantage of our reliance on apparel and accessories.

This guide is a snapshot of the apparel and accessories counterfeit market; here, we outline four key steps to protect your brand from these threats.

Brand Protection, counterfeit, anti-counterfeit, marketplace monitoring, brand protection, online brand protection, best practice guide

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

The Online Counterfeit Economy: Consumer Electronics

The Online Counterfeit Economy: Consumer Electronics

As the digital world continues to expand and become a bigger part of our daily lives, counterfeiters around the world are taking advantage of our reliance on consumer electronics.

This guide takes a snapshot of the counterfeiting landscape in the consumer electronics market, and maps out four key steps to protect your brand from threats.

Brand Protection, counterfeit, anti-counterfeit, marketplace monitoring, brand protection, online brand protection, best practice guide

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

Security Tool Kit

Security Tool Kit

Equip your employees and protect your company from cyber threats.

Cyber Security, cyber security, data protection, anti-phishing, spear phishing, password protection

BLOG POST

What's the Point of Domain Name Registrar Security, Controls, and Processes?

What's the Point of Domain Name Registrar Security, Controls, and Processes?

The missing links in most cyber security risk postures.

WEBINAR

Domain Name Strategy 2020

Domain Name Strategy 2020: Blocks, WHOIS, Cyber Criminals and Other Challenges

As domain name policies, data privacy, cyber security regulations, and the global threat landscape continue to rapidly evolve, so must your domain name strategy. In this recorded webinar, CSC's Gretchen Olive delves into emerging issues not to be overlooked in formulating your 2020 domain name strategy.

WEBINAR

What You Need to Know About Online Marketplaces in Asia: New trends and emerging marketplaces

What You Need to Know About Online Marketplaces in Asia: New Trends and Emerging Marketplaces

Combatting counterfeiting in online marketplaces with an effective enforcement strategy is now a key part of many successful online brand protection programs. Have you considered your strategy for online marketplaces in Asia?

WEBINAR

China's Revised Web Policies

China's Revised Web Policies

In late 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People's Republic of China updated their domain name registration and web hosting policy.

This will impact global companies with a web presence in China—affecting not just .CN domains and Chinese international domain names, but any domain or top-level domain that is web hosted in China, including .COM and .NET, and more.

WEBINAR

ICANN 64 Kobe Insights

ICANN 64 Kobe Insights

Enjoy a look back on the ICANN 64 policy forum in Kobe, Japan, including the discussions on internet policy development, outreach, and community networking.

WEBINAR

ICANN 63 Barcelona Insights

ICANN 63 Barcelona Insights

"Meet" us in the metropolis of the Mediterranean Sea, where we take you back to Barcelona's discussions on internet policy development, outreach, and community networking.

WEBINAR

Insights from ICANN 62 in Panama City

Insights from ICANN 62 in Panama City

The second of three ICANN meetings will take place in Panama City, Panama on June 25. The four-day Policy Forum will focus on current policy development work, outreach, and daily opportunities to network with the community, including CSC experts.

WEBINAR

Internet Insights from The Walled City

Internet Insights from the Walled City

The three-legged stretch of 2018 ICANN meetings begins March 10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and CSC's experts will be there to report on the many internet-related to be discussed, including increasing competition on the web and the latest domain name and brand protection developments. Gretchen Olive, CSC director of Policy and Industry Affairs, and Ben Anderson, head of New gTLD Services for CSC, will then present their findings from ICANN 61 via a live webinar.

IN THE NEWS

The Life Cycle of Digital Certificates Reduces Again

The Life Cycle of Digital Certificates Reduces Again

In 2015, the CA/B Forum reduced the certificate lifetime of organization validation (OV) and domain validation (DV) certificates from four to three years.

Again in March 2018, the lifetimes were further reduced to two years, in line with extended validation (EV) certificates that were already at two years, maximum

IN THE NEWS

6 Ways to Strengthen DNS Security

6 Ways to Strengthen DNS Security

The domain name system (DNS) grew to prominence during the initial, innocent days of the internet.

During that time, early internet users tended to work for government or education organizations where trust was assumed, and security was not even a consideration.

IN THE NEWS

Why Domain Name Security Matters Most?

Why Domain Name Security Matters Most?

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of this risk and have been doing so for quite some time.

Throughout 2019, Cisco Talos warned about the state-sponsored Sea Turtle attack taking control of DNS systems and stated, "the actor ultimately intended to steal credentials to gain access to networks and systems of interest."

And just this week, Reuters reported in "Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey's interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks – sources” that another group of hackers alleged to be working for the Turkish government's interests attacked government organizations and companies via DNS hijacking.

IN THE NEWS

Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?

Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?

According to data provided by digital brand protection firm CSC, while domains created in the top three most registered top-level domains (.COM, .JP and .CN) are eligible for registry locks, just 22% of domain names tracked in Forbes' list of the World's Largest Public Companies have secured registry locks.