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What's in a Domain Name? - Collin Meadows SecureWV/Hack3rcon 2018 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

What's in a Domain Name?
Collin Meadows
SecureWV/Hack3rcon 2018

The domain name is one of the most prominent assets an organization can have. While customers can discover an organization from many sources - social media, review aggregators, advertisements, etc - the webpage is often the first direct experience a person has with a business and brand. This vital role makes the domain a target for fraud, data leakage, and cyber attack. Implementing domain monitoring and performing risk assessments is important, but only half the battle. In this talk, we will consider amount of intelligence one can gather starting from only a domain name and investigate how this sets an attacker up with an ideal blueprint for malicious action.

Collin Meadows is the VP of Engineering and Technology at Terbium Labs, an information security startup based in Baltimore, Maryland. Collin leads the talented engineering team that builds Matchlight, Terbium’s state-of-the-art big data intelligence platform. Collin’s work pushes the boundaries of cloud computing, leveraging data, big and small, to get the best outcomes and answers for Terbium’s clients. Collin has spent much of his career working with information security startups and is passionate about improving security education industry-wide.

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