Stop ransomware in its tracks with DNS, DHCP, IPAM (Restore it All Podcast #87)

We welcome Andrew Wertkin, Chief Strategy Officer of BlueCat, a DNS, DHCP, & IPAM (DDI) security company. Like backup, properly securing these parts of your infrastructure are both extremely important – and everyone thinks it’s boring. I knew nothing about DDI before this recording and I learned a ton about the ways that bad actors use these technologies to either attack or exploit your company. Using technologies like Bluecat can actually stop ransomware in its tracks! Andrew explains exactly how ransomware attackers use DNS for Command and Control, and how products like Bluecat can be used to stop them in ther tracks. This is a great episode with a lot of really good information.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.