Most cyber attacks, including ransomware attacks and business email compromise (BEC), begin with phishing. In the early stages of a ransomware attack, phishing serves as the launch pad. Although losses due to ransomware are now in the billions annually, most ransomware protection and response measures do not adequately address phishing risks.

Established research shows that phishing attacks most commonly occur from a maliciously registered, confusingly similar domain name, a compromised or hijacked legitimate domain name, or email spoofing. Engaging with an enterprise-class domain registrar (ECR) can help companies defend against these risks.

In this white paper, research done by SecurityScorecard shows that an organization’s choice in domain registrar is highly correlated to its cyber security rating. Organizations that selected ECRs for domain management as opposed to consumer-grade domain registrars (CGRs) had a total score that was on average at least one-half to one letter grade higher.

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