Commissum

Domain Abuse Monitoring


Introduction

In today’s highly competitive business environment, building and maintaining a trusted reputation is a key factor in winning new customers and keeping existing ones. The power of online services means that every consumer and business partner has a wealth of information on which to judge a potential supplier, and can switch to a different supplier with ease.

As such, discovering that your own systems are being abused to conduct attacks against other organisations can have a damaging effort on your reputation if not handled quickly and effectively. While monitoring your own systems for signs of malicious activity is a necessary step to deal with today’s ever-changing threat landscape, when it comes to protecting your brand and domain names, some of the most useful information can exist outside of your organisation, which requires an ongoing process to keep up to date with possible domain abuse activity.

Overview

Commissum’s domain abuse monitoring service simplifies this process by constantly checking if your domains have been involved in malicious activity, such as phishing attacks or propagating malware, and monitoring new domain registrations for indications of possible brand hijacking. We sift through multiple threat intelligence sources such as blacklists and abuse notification forums to determine if your domains are associated with current security threats, and monitor information on active phishing campaigns and domain registrations.

How it works

If your domains are found to be associated with malicious activity we can alert you in accordance with your own requirements, whether that is immediately on abuse being detected or as part of a regular reporting cycle. Our expert incident response consultants are also on hand to assist you with recovering from any potentially damaging situation.

To detect possible brand hijacking, we monitor whether any new domains are registered that are similar to your organisation’s already existing domains, and can provide recommendations on which domains it might be advisable to reserve to prevent cyber-squatting or brand abuse.

The Commissum domain abuse monitoring service is also compliant with Specification 11.3(b) for domain registry operators, which allows you to demonstrate that you are conducting the required technical analysis to assess whether domains in the TLD are being used to perpetrate security threats, such as pharming, phishing, malware, and botnets.

Summary

The Commissum domain abuse monitoring service monitors for malicious activity associated with your domains that includes:

  • Spam
  • Phishing
  • Pharming
  • Malware
  • Domain registrations that would indicate brand hijacking

Get in touch to see how Commissum can prevent your brand from being hijacked by hackers.