Copyright Infringement vs. ISPs and Hosting Providers

Copyright Infringement

Protecting copyrighted and trademarked intellectual property has always been challenging for rightful owners. Pre-internet copyright infringement was costly, involving copying text from books or producing counterfeit cassettes and videotapes. Piracy was restricted to copying cassette or VCR music/videos for personal use or a few acquaintances. Although these actions deprived rightful owners of royalties or sales, […]

The Ins & Outs of Network Security

The Ins & Outs of Network Security

Network Providers (ISPs and Hosting Providers) often prioritize inbound threats but overlook outbound security and threats from their customers’ devices, which can cause problems later on. Understanding the security risks within a network better, as well as learning the difference between inbound and outbound security and what data collection resources exist, is essential. Let’s have […]

Cybersecurity in 2022 & 2023 trends

The evolution of cyber attacks in the last two years The pandemic resulted in more home office or remote work, which also means working from a Starbucks around the corner. A trend that has shifted the focus away from classic perimeter security more than the move to the Cloud a few years back.  It also increased […]

World – Meet Abusix Mail Intelligence

Meet Abusix Mail Intelligence

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our latest intelligence service for email providers – the Abusix Mail Intelligence service. If you have been in the email business for some time, you may be wondering […]

Clicked On A Phishing Link? Here’s What To Do Next

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Phishing attacks have the potential to steal or destroy your valuable information assets or cause financial losses and can damage your reputation and customer trust.  People, processes, and technology make an integral part of an organization’s structure, and unfortunately, ‘People’ could be the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity. Phishing attacks come unannounced. Hence, […]

Mail Server Protection In 2021

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Emails are the primary mode of official communication for any business establishment. As malicious actors keep gaining strength with sophistication, it becomes a high priority for organizations to do everything possible for their mail server protection to mitigate unpalatable outcomes.  With the advent of the ubiquitous smartphone, the way things work has transformed completely. Professional […]

A Brief History Of Bots And How They’ve Shaped The Internet Today

A Brief History Of Bots And How They've Shaped The Internet Today

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. An internet bot is a software application that performs automated tasks by running scripts over the internet. Bots perform simple, structurally repetitive tasks much more quickly than is humanly possible. Most bots are harmless and […]

How Hackers Access Networks Using Backdoors

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in July 2017 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Hackers are individuals or groups of individuals that exploit weaknesses in a system to manipulate data and gain entry. As technology advances, hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated. As a result, service provider security teams have […]

What Security Should An ISP Offer Its Customers To Avoid Network Abuse?

What security should ISP offer customers?

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in April 2017 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Security threats are an ongoing challenge for IT professionals and consumers alike. While it is important for customers to take adequate measures to protect themselves, Internet Service Providers are primed to take the lead. Network […]

Why changing the terms blacklist and whitelist isn’t as easy as it might seem

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Racially loaded terms like Master-Slave Infrastructure and Master-Git-Branch, and many others have been in constant discussion over the past few years. And we want to make sure that everybody knows and understands that we are entirely in favor of making changes to those terms.  The same discussion has evolved over the last few years in […]

The Essential Guide to Blacklisting

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A blacklist is a company’s worst nightmare. Landing on a blacklist means your email network is suspected of abuse and blocked as a result. That means your outbound emails will get funnelled to the dreaded spam folder, or if you’re an ISP, your customers are unable to do business. It can be tough to get […]

What Technology Can Protect Intellectual Property Rights?

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Patents, copyright and trademark registrations are useful tools for defending your intellectual property through legal channels. But by the time you arrive in court to challenge an infringement, the damage will already have been done – your intellectual property is ‘in the wild’ and your competitive advantage slipping away. It’s important not to underestimate the […]

What is Penetration Testing in Network Security?

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Penetration testing, also known as pen testing or ethical hacking, is a security exercise where IT experts attempt to find and exploit vulnerabilities in an organization’s IT network. By simulating these attacks in regular pen tests, organizations can identify and validate any weak spots in their system’s defenses before hackers or criminals take advantage of […]

The Importance Of Network Security In Any Organization

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.Not having network security today is equivalent to going without any insurance with a million risks over your head. The importance of network security in any organization goes up a notch when you see a list […]