What You Should Know about WHOIS and Security

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.

 

WHOIS is important to organizations that seek to secure against threats across their digital landscape because aside inaccurate records, there are many potential threats. These include:
 

  • Spam
  • Malware
  • Botnet sources
  • Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Malicious traffic
  • Ransomware
  • Insider threats
  • State-sponsored threat actors

 
 

Want to know more about WHOIS and Security?

 
This free white paper – “What you should know about WHOIS and Security” delivers a comprehensive report about how Whois data is used in cyber-security and threat investigation.
 
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