Consumer-Facing Websites Surpass the Enterprise in Security

December 16th, 2014 by Nikitas Magel

As reported in a study commissioned by Neustar and released last month, the analysis firm Quocirca found that website security tends to be significantly more robust and is much more widely practiced among consumer-facing businesses. In essence, enterprise websites are at much greater risk of breach and compromise. Read Full Article

DDoS: Just Checking the Box?

December 11th, 2014 by Bryant Rump

Is your plan for DDoS mitigation just “checking the box”? If so, then you're getting a false sense of security. Read Full Article

Webinar: Identity Matters in the Fight Against Fraud

December 08th, 2014 by Nikitas Magel

Fraud costs U.S. banks billions of dollars every year. But what are they doing to fight the war on fraud? To answer that question, Neustar and American Banker surveyed over 230 financial executives about fraud prevention and risk mitigation responsibility. On Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:00pm EST, Neustar will host a webinar presenting the expert findings of that survey. Read Full Article

Can Your Website Handle the Holidays? Ask Ashley. She’s 14.

December 01st, 2014 by Joe Loveless

As the holiday season unfolds and annual sales hang in the balance, I’d like you to meet the ultimate judge of your website infrastructure: its availability, security and revenue-driving performance. This person couldn’t care less about global DNS, DDoS attacks or the latest advances in monitoring and testing, because she’s only 14. Read Full Article

Webinar: Security Matters—Threat Assessments for 2015

November 24th, 2014 by Nikitas Magel

Join Neustar and media leader, Cox Communications, in a forward-looking discussion on what you should consider to safeguard your business in 2015. Read Full Article

Neustar Named #6 on Daily Worth's List of 25 Best Companies for Women

November 19th, 2014 by Nikitas Magel

DailyWorth has published its list of 25 Best Companies for Women and Neustar is proud to say that we’ve been ranked #6! Along with major brands like Kohl’s, Facebook, Yahoo, Gap, and IBM, we’re thrilled to have been recognized for our upward mobility and culture of support for woman. Read Full Article

Dodging the Fiery Flames: Four Ways for Retail Security to Minimize DDoS and Online Fraud

November 11th, 2014 by Laura Talley

Is the world going to hell, and fast, for retail security professionals? Sure. Between malware, fraud and DDoS, you’ve got a full menu of nightmares. But a little perspective, please: the world’s been going to hell since Eve munched the apple. Sometimes, a few practical steps can prevent full-on disaster. In a recent Internet Retailer special report on security, experts offered the following tips to keep your business safer. Read Full Article

Best Practices for Amazon Web Services: Considerations for AWS–EC2 DDoS Mitigation

November 06th, 2014 by Raymond

By protecting your AWS EC2 virtualized computing platform with a cloud-based DDoS mitigation solution, you’ll be prepared if and when DDoS attackers target your EC2 hosted environment. Read Full Article

Poor Collaboration Leaves Banks Vulnerable to Cyber Threat

November 05th, 2014 by Nikitas Magel

Cyber attacks in the financial industry are becoming not only increasingly common but also more aggressive and damaging to the reputation of their victims. The two-pronged approach of collaboration and simulation is key to empowering banks against these attacks and minimizing their fallout. Read Full Article

Four Lessons We’ve Learned About DDoS Protection

November 04th, 2014 by Skip Smith

The world of DDoS is analogous to a war, with attackers and defenders always seeking to gain an edge. For every new attack technique the defenders must respond, and each side is continuously looking for an advantage. Gathering relevant and timely information becomes mission critical for DDoS protection. At the Neustar Security Operations Center (SOC), it’s also important to work closely with our allies – specifically, our customers. Read Full Article