Contemporary internet threats are sophisticated and adaptable, they continuously change their complexion to evade security defenses. Traditional rigid, deterministic, rule-based security research are becoming less effective. Security research approaches employing data science methods to implement anomalies-based analysis across very large volumes of anonymized data are now essential.
This paper will:
- Briefly cover security research challenges in today’s threat landscape
- Explain why DNS resolution data is a rich resource for security research
- Describe how Akamai teams use DNS data and data science to create better threat intelligence
- Discuss improvements in threat coverage, accuracy, and responsiveness to today’s agile threats