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Dark Reading interview with Brad Rinklin and Renée Burton at, RSAC 2023

Welcome to the Dark Reading interview at RSAC 2023, where Terry Sweeney engages with Brad Rinklin, the CMO, and Renee Burton, Head of the Threat Intelligence Group at Infoblox. In this discussion, they explain how the recent rebranding of Infoblox, highlights the integration of networking and security to address growing challenges faced by organizations today.

Brad explains how Infoblox recognizes the importance of leveraging both networking and security products to provide unified solutions. Rather than merging the teams, they promote collaboration to tackle the common goal of performance and protection. The core tool set revolves around DNS controls, which enable network connectivity and security simultaneously. By leveraging DNS detection and response, organizations can proactively identify and block potential threats before they infiltrate the network.

Renee sheds light on Infoblox’s recent discovery of a critical C2 security threat called Decoy Dog, which utilizes DNS for command and control communications. Infoblox’s expertise in DNS intelligence allowed them to identify the threat and share the information with the wider industry, promoting collaborative efforts to combat such risks effectively.

The discussion also highlights the significance of protecting DNS as a frontline defender. With DNS threat intelligence, organizations can mitigate approximately 92% of threats that enter through DNS. By blocking malicious activities at this early stage, security teams can focus their efforts on addressing more complex incidents, improving overall network and data security.

Join Terry, Brad, and Renee in this eye-opening conversation, and gain valuable insights into the fusion of networking and security, the role of DNS in threat intelligence, and the measures organizations can take to enhance their defense against evolving cyber threats. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from industry experts and strengthen your organization’s security posture.

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