The Problem of Namespace Security
The Complexities of Managing Identifier Exposure

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Complexity Overload: The Digital Transformation Domain Boom

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The internet is much larger than most assume. According to Verisign Inc's The Domain Name Industry Brief, Q2 of 2023 closed with 356.6M primary domain registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs). These are primary domains! The counter above is NodeZro mapping the full name space of the Internet - over 4 billion domains and subdomains.

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As the wave of digital transformation intensifies, the importance of securing and managing digital identifiers for organisations is becoming increasingly critical. An organisation's digital namespace encompasses the online identifiers linked with an organisation, such as domain names and subdomains, email addresses, and social media handles. These digital identifiers form not only the trust anchor of an organisation's brand and operations but also its online presence.

Complexity Overload and Namespace SecurityHowever, despite their foundational importance, digital identifiers frequently succumb to management neglect, sporadic curation, poor lifecycle management, and security gaps. These oversights generate a range of findings that could damage an organisation's brand, trust, and reputation, as well as hinder its operations. Even a simple spelling error, affecting a single character in the configuration of a digital identifier, could precipitate a catastrophic breach. If these problems are left unresolved, they pose a significant risk, potentially eroding the trust and credibility that stakeholders have in the organisation and its brand.

The accelerated use of the Domain Name System (DNS) in connecting an organisation's identity to third-party services, due to the shift towards Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud services, introduces additional challenges. These include the need for effective lifecycle management of digital identifiers, often represented as domains and subdomains. The consolidation of legacy systems and merger and acquisition activities can further complicate matters, often leading to a surge in unknown and unmanaged identifiers, exposing organisations to unmanaged post-acquisition risks.

Many of these oversights can leave the organisation vulnerable to Corporate Identity Theft. The consequences of such breaches can be disastrous, potentially inflicting significant short and long-term damage to the organisation, its reputation, and its stakeholders.

NodeZro offers a powerful solution to these pressing issues. Leveraging our extensive, collective expertise of over 100 years in the field, we map over 4 billion identifiers across the internet. We provide actionable intelligence to help organisations prevent attacks and maintain a secure namespace. Our solution requires no integration, ensuring immediate value for your business. With NodeZro, you can confidently navigate the digital landscape, secure in the knowledge that your corporate identity is protected.

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The Challenge of Managing Identifiers Across Teams, Suppliers and Geographic Locations

In today's digital era, an organisation's online presence, including its primary domain, social media handles, and other identifiers, is as vital as its physical footprint. But safeguarding and managing these identifiers, especially when spread across various teams, suppliers, and locations, can be a tough task. 

Here are some of the main hurdles:

"The character of cyberthreats has changed. Respondents now believe that cyberattackers are more likely to focus on business disruption and reputational damage. These are the top two concerns among respondents."

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Team Coordination: Juggling multiple teams across different areas is tricky. Each team may have its own way of handling the organisation's online identifiers, leading to potential inconsistencies and communication breakdowns. It becomes a challenge to keep a consistent and secure online presence.

Multiple Suppliers: Large organisations often collaborate with multiple Brand Protection Registrars, DNS providers, and System Integrators to manage their online identifiers. These groups can change or add new identifiers. NodeZro has noticed that it's rare for someone in the organisation to have a clear picture of all these contributors and their roles.

Ever-Changing Digital Landscape: The digital world keeps shifting. With loads of domains, subdomains, and other identifiers linked to different parts of the business, the risk to an organisation's online security can balloon if not carefully watched and managed.

Quick Additions Without Oversight: Organisations frequently add new domains and subdomains as the business evolves. But too often, this happens without someone centrally keeping an eye on it, ensuring it aligns with company processes and policies. This gap can lead to oversights, making it easier for hackers to find a way in.

Organisational Changes: Things like mergers or changes in structure add more identifiers and challenges. Sometimes, these changes don't account for the added online safety risks. If teams clash or there's a mix-up, the risks can multiply, potentially leading to security breaches that can tarnish the organisation's name.

Tools Falling Short: Many traditional tools used for DNS management and security just can't handle the vast number of domains and subdomains organisations depend on. Without the right tools, getting a full view and managing the organisation's online identifiers becomes even more of a challenge.

To effectively navigate these challenges, it's essential to have a robust system and a partner that understands the intricacies of managing identifiers in a complex, ever-evolving digital landscape.

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Coordinating Multiple Teams

One of the most significant challenges is the coordination of multiple teams across different regions. Each team may have its own set of protocols and procedures for administering the organisation's online identity. This complexity can lead to inconsistencies and miscommunications, making it difficult to maintain a unified and secure online presence.

Evolving Nature of Digital Identity

The vast and ever-evolving nature of digital identity adds another layer of complexity. With numerous domains, subdomains or other digital identifiers tied to various business channels, the risk to an organisation's online identity and cybersecurity posture increases exponentially if not adequately managed.

Rapid Generation of Digital Identifiers Including New Domains and Subdomains

New digital identifiers including domains and subdomains are often created rapidly across the organisation to meet evolving business needs. However, this often occurs without central supervision, awareness, or adherence to policies and lifecycle management protocols. This lack of oversight can lead to neglect and potential vulnerabilities, providing an entry point for cyber attackers.

Uncharted Waters of Exposure

Organisations navigate the uncharted waters of exposure without a compass, overwhelmed by accelerating identity risks.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Reorganizations

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and reorganisations can introduce new namespaces and complexity. Often, these changes occur without considering the increased security risks. In worst-case scenarios, conflicts or misunderstandings between teams can exacerbate these risks, leading to potential breaches and damage to the organisation's reputation.

Inadequate Tools for DNS Management and Security

Traditional DNS management and security tools often fall short when it comes to efficiently handling large numbers of domains and subdomains across the organisation. This lack of comprehensive tools makes it challenging to maintain a complete overview of the namespace landscape, further complicating the task of managing and securing an organisation's online identity.