Browse Blog Posts In Category “General”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I remember thinking to myself when I first started working at OpenDNS, “Man, I am really enjoying this job and this company. It’s gonna be a sad day when I no longer feel like working here anymore.” This was a reference to…

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Speed, Security, and Safety Through DNS

The Domain Name System, or DNS, serves as the core of all work at OpenDNS. It lets us connect 50 million people a day to the Internet with our free home DNS service, predict malware outbreaks in the OpenDNS Security Labs, and…

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Amazon, Pandora, and OpenDNS: How Data Unlocks Our Predictive Powers

Acquiring and analyzing the right data is the key to unlocking the predictive powers of cloud-delivered services. To better understand how  “Big Data” and “Predictive Analytics” are applied to cyber security at OpenDNS,…

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Delighting the Customer: Introducing the Umbrella Account Management Team

Delighting the customer is a common goal and familiar phrase for all OpenDNS employees. This aim permeates our culture and guides our growth. OpenDNS staff members are often recognized internally for going above and beyond…

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Happy Halloween from OpenDNS!

Halloween is tomorrow, which also marks the end of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Over the past few weeks we’ve been sharing a number of resources to help you keep your users informed about the risks to Internet security…

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Bringing School Back to Us: Meet our College Student Interns

The changing seasons are notoriously difficult to distinguish in San Francisco: our weather patterns are essentially the honey badger of the meteorological world, so a day in February feels just like a day in June. This year,…

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What the Recent SEA Hacks Mean for IT Security

In the past week, we saw a series of DNS-based attacks on high profile domains that caused visitors trying to reach the affected domains to be redirected to IPs under the control of the Syrian Electronic Army. During the incident,…

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High Profile Domains Under Siege

We are actively seeing several high profile domains being hijacked at the DNS level and are actively blocking all requests from the apparent attackers’ name servers. The attacker looks to have compromised domain name registrar…

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Your Questions Answered: Why Security Should Work the Way the Internet Does

Malware, botnets, and phishing attacks are becoming more prevalent than ever – consistently growing in volume and persistence every year; however, the way we think about security has remained the same. Recently, we hosted a…

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Seamless Campus-Wide Protection Without Latency: Fighting Back Against University Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks on universities and colleges have been increasing at an alarming rate – and it’s not difficult to see why. Higher education institutions have long been known as repositories for valuable data, such as advanced…

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