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Research Finds Organizations With Strong Domain Security Better Protected Against Phishing Attacks

New York, NY (December 8, 2021) – SecurityScorecard, a global leader in cybersecurity assessments, and CSC, a global leader in domain security solutions, published a comprehensive study detailing the impacts of choosing a domain registrar organization on their overall security assessments.

As detailed in a joint white paper with CSC, SecurityScorecard analyzed the security ratings of 50,000 of the most followed companies on their platform. Research shows that companies that select Enterprise Class Registrars (ECRs) for domain management have a total score that is on average half to a full letter higher than those using a quality domain registrar. general public (CGR).

In the analysis, this is the difference between an overall score of “C” versus a “B” or “A”. Additionally, CSC domain security research has shown that 57% of Global 2000 companies rely on RMCs, validating the need to prioritize domain and DNS security with a trusted enterprise-class domain registrar. .

Many phishing attacks occur from a malicious, confusing, registered domain name, a compromised or hacked legitimate domain name, or email spoofing. Engaging with an enterprise-class domain registrar helps organizations defend against these risks as they focus on cybersecurity and IP protection with an emphasis on domain security through advanced tools and services.

“This research confirms the critical need for domain security measures to become a standard part of cybersecurity policies and cyber insurance underwriting guidelines to deal with complex cyber attacks,” said Aleksandr Yampolskiy, co-founder and CEO of SecurityScorecard. “Businesses can take proactive steps to stem phishing attacks at their source, identifying cyber risks and potential breaches before they happen. It starts with selecting an enterprise class domain registrar.

The continued proliferation of phishing, ransomware, and other security concerns resulting from remote work policies has made choosing a reputable domain name registrar a vital decision for any organization. This research demonstrates that using an enterprise-class registrar that prioritizes security, data governance, and global support is critical to protecting an organization’s brand and the security of individuals. clients.

“CSC has partnered with SecurityScorecard as part of this important research to educate organizations about the level of risk they are exposed to when selecting consumer domain registrars versus enterprise registrars. Said Mark Calandra, president of CSC’s Digital Brand Services division. “It is clear that not all domain registrars are created equal or offer the same level of cybersecurity risk management and mitigation. If a business does not invest in domain security measures, it remains an easier target for cyber attacks, which puts itself, partners, and customers at considerable risk. ”

To view the joint white paper and for more information on domain security measures, please click here.

About CSC CSC is the trusted provider of choice for the Forbes Global 2000 and Top 100 Global Brands® in corporate domain names, domain name system (DNS), digital certificate management, and protection of digital brands and fraud. As global businesses invest significantly in their security posture, CSC can help them understand the known security blind spots that exist and help them secure their digital assets. By leveraging CSC’s proprietary solutions, businesses can protect themselves against cyber threats to their online assets, helping them avoid devastating revenue losses, damage to brand reputation, or significant financial penalties due to policies. such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). CSC also offers online brand protection, i.e. a combination of online brand monitoring and enforcement activities, taking a holistic approach to protecting digital assets, as well as fraud protection services to combat phishing. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, United States, since 1899, CSC has offices in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. CSC is a global company capable of doing business wherever our customers are, and we do this by employing experts in every company we serve. Visit cscdbs.com.

About SecurityScorecard Funded by world-class investors including Silver Lake Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity assessments with more than 11 million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard’s patented scoring technology is used by more than 25,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third party risk management, reporting to the board of directors, due diligence and cyber insurance underwriting. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way businesses understand, improve, and communicate cybersecurity risks to their boards, employees and vendors. Every organization has the universal right to its reliable and transparent assessment of the Instant SecurityScorecard. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.