Real-time threat detection is tantamount to up-to-date protection, which should be the only kind of cyberdefense. The key to any good defense, however, is to think and act like there is always a threat. This is true in the virtual realm, to some great extent, where we see a hacker attack every 39 seconds.
For this reason, the use of security information and event management (SIEM) solutions is gaining popularity among security operations centers (SOCs). Security teams are gearing up for when and not if they are attacked. And it’s real-time threat detection and protection that is their goal.
Following that train of thought, this post examines how correlating Web traffic logs with website reputation scores returned by Domain Reputation API help SIEM solutions detect and protect against threats in real time.Continue reading
Indicators of compromise (IoCs) are crucial elements of the incident response process. From identification and containment up to eradication and recovery, security teams need to be on the lookout for IoCs to detect the presence of a threat in real time. When so, responses to cybersecurity incidents are quicker, more effective, and less costly.Continue reading
In this series of blogs, we investigate the background of individual spam mail cases. By using tools provided by WhoisXML API: the domain reputation, WHOIS, and e-mail verification APIs, we unfold the background of these messages. This approach also reveals interesting details about the behavior and habits of spammers and cybercriminals using e-mail, typically for phishing.Continue reading
In spite of all the effort e-mail providers put in worldwide, every user receives a tremendous amount of unwanted and malicious mail to any e-mail account. It is indeed annoying, but let's look on the bright side: we can use these examples to demonstrate how useful the APIs by WhoisXML API can be in the battle against unwanted spam e-mails. In today's example we'll be using the e-mail verification API, the domain reputation API and the WHOIS API to analyze a spam email message which was not caught by a well-configured open-source spam filtering system.Continue reading
In the digital world, just as in the real one, reputation matters. While in real-world dealings and transactions there exist multiple ways in which we can gauge the reputation of a person or organization with which we have to engage in any capacity, the complexity and sheer volume of the web makes this task exponentially difficult in the virtual world.
The modern economic and technological landscape has silently nudged us into a world of online social interactions, financial transactions as well as business dealings. This has resulted in a large amount of data being stored in and exchanged across digital media on a daily basis.
Consequently, data has emerged as the new currency in the cyber-world, and this is exactly where cyber criminals can take advantage of security loopholes and compromise sensitive and financially significant information.Continue reading
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