In order to proactively mitigate threats or successfully detect cybercrime, security teams need to start by drawing up a map of the adversary’s infrastructure by investigating its historic & active dangerous behavior on a network. The various security tools, systems or software that analysts use to ‘connect the dots’ are effective in providing actionable Intel on any attack surface only if timely, comprehensive & accurate data is collated & ingested in them. Many times just finding the relevant data, collecting it from multiple sources, normalizing it, feeding the data in these tools may waste precious time & result in lost opportunities. (great opportunities for the cyber criminals though!)
Next Generation: Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP)
All things must change, which is the way of technology and the internet. Seeking improvement in the integrity of domain records, the RDAP standard was developed as a successor to the WHOIS protocol and it is currently making its way through the adoption curve. The object was to create a standard for nimble, portable, and accurate data without the legacy issues of WHOIS. The emerging format features a standard, machine-readable JSON standard and a foundation build on RESTful web services. This systems is HTTP-compatible, so that error codes, user identification, authentication, and access control can be delivered through the universal HTTP web protocol.
If you’ve ever looked at a WHOIS entry, you probably know how much valuable information is contained within the records of just one domain registration. When this information is accurate, it can make getting in touch with other parties on the web a lot easier. In the real world however, accessing consistently accurate WHOIS data is more of a goal than anything else. For every accurate WHOIS record, there are many more inaccurate and sometimes fraudulent records.
With each passing year, the magnitude of cyber crime has increased steadfastly. Small & large companies alike are facing threats to their online infrastructure, customer data & reputation with these constantly evolving attacks. Whether it is an in-house IT team monitoring the safety of their company, MSSP providing security services, or security analyst detecting cyber crime at large, smart cybersecurity begins with knowing what you are really up against and having valuable data about hosts, domain owners, websites, servers, and configurations. But with the plethora of data points available to verify & analyze this task has only become more difficult. Professionals are now no longer looking for just data sets but Intel over various online entities to take timely action & make informed decisions on their security operations & strategy.
IP geolocation is the kind of thing people don’t think about—until it goes wrong. In an age of increasingly precise, tailored searches, consumers want relevant results, and when those results appear in the wrong language, or refer to distant resources, everyone loses. Sometimes, the problem is within the search engine itself, but more often this kind of problem arises from inaccurate data regarding the searcher’s location.
These days, media specialists are gathering information not just from traditional offline sources but from the deep levels of online resources. In fact, in 2017, 42% of journalist surveyed across various countries stated they were already using digital data in their stories twice or more per week — indicating that this data is getting more and more important.
To support this trend, our media partnership service provides the appropriate tools to collect and deliver information or supplement the search of data for journalists, influencers, bloggers, editors, and other media professionals.
We are really excited to launch our Affiliate Partner Program, with the primary goal of providing unhindered domain data & threat Intel to enterprises & government agencies on a requirement based approach. Our new partner program is uniquely designed to provide our partner network with the full advantage of our solid foundation & innovations thereby jointly delivering next-generation threat intelligence solutions. We offer a variety of programs to meet various business objectives of small consulting organizations with strong intelligence backgrounds and subject matter expertise, leading Value-Added-Resellers (VARs), System Integrators, Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), Managed Detection and Response Services (MDR), Security Orchestration & Automation (SOAR), Threat Intelligence platforms, Information Security Operations Center (SOC), etc.