Remote work and alteration in the traditional perimeter has made cybersecurity more important than ever before. The security incidents in past two years have surpassed in both volume, and velocity of perhaps the entire one decade. The widened threat surface and growing sophistication in the attack vectors have both created havoc for the security professionals. Be it the security of Network, Software, or DevOps, the worry is almost equal and imminent.

An important aspect of the security strategy is DNS security. It has always been one of the most common targets of network attacks. As one of the oldest protocols of the Internet, DNS is utilised by almost all other services and protocols, making it an easy target for attackers. 

We’d all remember the Facebook outage that occurred in early October 2021. It brought the discussion on DNS security back into the fore. It also forced enterprises to raise the level of awareness as people wanted to understand what could have caused the outage. It was highlighted that any problem with DNS results in users not being able to access critical apps, services or websites, which has serious implications on business and productivity.

According to a popular survey, 87% of all companies surveyed fell victim to DNS attacks thus underlining the importance DNS should play in every cybersecurity strategy, regardless of an organisation’s size. In 2021, 26% of all companies surveyed by IDC reported instances of stolen customer information as a result of DNS attacks compared to only 16% in 2020.

The DNS security software market is expected to grow from US$ 1,200 million in 2021 to US$ 2,314. 56 million by 2028. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9. 8% during 2021–2028.

DynamicCISO, in an exclusive online interaction, spoke to Jesper Andersen, President & CEO Infoblox on a range of issues. While DNS Security was in the centre of discussion, Jesper spoke extensively about Infoblox 3.0 – the culmination of the company’s work to build its ‘BloxOne‘ cloud-first platforms. It enables organisations with the best of the on-premises and cloud worlds.

Listen in to this 32-minute conversation to learn more about Infoblox.

By Rahul Mani

With nearly 22 years of experience in Tech B2B media, Rahul comes with a distinct approach for nurturing the CIO & CISO communities. He has worked with CIOs & CISOs from across sections of industries and has an in-depth understanding of their unique information needs. Rahul is one of the rare media entrepreneurs with a distinct ability to balance between totally diverse functions of editorial and business. Rahul has held leadership roles at IDG India and 9.9 Media before starting Grey Head Media.

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