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DOMAIN SECURITY REPORT
2022

As Zero Trust security models become a top defensive security strategy, 2022 has shown how critical it is to include domain security.

KEY FINDINGS

NEARLY
3/4

of Global 2000 companies have an alarmingly high risk of exposure to security threats

45%

of companies that use enterprise-class registrars also use registry lock

75%

of the registered domains that resembled the Forbes Global 2000 brands (homoglyphs) are owned by third parties

Online Brand Protection

Zero Trust models must extend beyond business systems, applications, and devices, and include a company’s domain ecosystem as a real vulnerability to the attacks.

1 | Compromised or hijacked legitimate domains

2 | Malicious domain registrations, e.g., homoglyphs

Domain and DNS
hijacking

Subdomain
hijacking

Domain
shadowing

Ransomeware
attacks

Phishing
attacks

Impersonation
attacks

DDoS
attacks

Online IP and
brand abuse

Brand
counterfeit

Cache
poisoning

Data and network
breaches

Business email
compromise

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DOMAIN SECURITY SCORE AND THE GLOBAL 2000 RANKING

The better a company’s rank on the Global 2000, the better domain security posture a company has.

DOMAIN SECURITY SCORES OF GLOBAL 2000 COMPANIES BY RANK 45%40%35%30%25% Average domain security score #1501-2000 #1001-1500 #501-1000 #1-500 27.6% 28.0% 32.3% 39.3% Ranking of Global 2000 companies

DOMAIN SECURITY SCORES OF GLOBAL 2000 COMPANIES BY RANK

Ranking of Global 2000 companies

Average domain security score

#1501-2000

27.6%

#1001-1500

28.0%

#501-1000

32.3%

#1-500

39.3%

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