H2O and Streamdrill Meetup

Tech meetups are the norm in the San Francisco Bay Area. And for San Diego transplants like me, they are probably the best part of the trade-off from 80 degree weather. The Umbrella Security Labs research team tries to take advantage of the many Big Data and Data Mining meetups held right here in the Bay Area, as well as hosting a few right here at the OpenDNS HQ. 

A few months ago the Umbrella Security Labs research team hosted some ...

Evolution of the Security Venn

I have spent a lot of time recently thinking about where information security research still needs to evolve in order to get ahead of the pace of threats and technological disruptions. What’s driving me to rethink the way we approach the problem is both the pace of change and the decreases in efficacy. Security has always been described in the terms of balances. There are the balances of efficacy, productivity, scale, performance, and functionality. And on the research side, ...

Meet Jared, a member of the Umbrella Labs Security Community

The Umbrella Security Labs research team is searching for smart, passionate Internet security experts to join our community. Why join the community? In the most recent Umbrella Security Labs webcast we exposed how our cutting-edge research team is using advanced Big Data mining tactics to classify and categorize websites. The Labs community members are on the front lines of predictive threat research, as they’re able to submit malicious and potentially malicious domains for community review and discussion. The community is ...

On the trail of malicious dynamic DNS domains

Dynamic DNS is a useful technology that allows a domain name to point to Internet resources hosted on changing public IP addresses. Consider an individual or small business with a dynamic IP who needs to provide consistent content or services publicly advertised to the outside world via a domain name (e.g. website, FTP server, mail server, game room, webcam monitoring, etc). That’s where dynamic DNS helps out. Typically, these customers use the IP assigned to them by their ISP, and ...