EfficientIP, a leading specialist in DNS security to ensure service continuity, user protection and data confidentiality, today announced the results of its 2018 Global DNS Threat Report. It explored the technical causes and behavioral responses towards DNS-based threats and their potential effects on businesses across the world. Over the past year, organizations on average faced seven DNS attacks, which cost some businesses more than $5 million in damages.
The major issues highlighted by the study in its fourth year include the increase in cost of DNS attacks, the evolving popularity of attacks, a failure to adapt security solutions to protect DNS on-premise or in the cloud and investment priorities to ensure data confidentiality. The consequences of not securing the DNS creates a higher risk of data loss, service downtime, compliance failure or compromised public image.