For over a decade Daniel and I have been building very big networks. These networks have amassed massive amounts of usage data and for years it was what we used to get smarter about how we identified and mitigated attacks. When asked, what made us different, it was always about two things:
Today, things are no different. What is different, however, is our desire to expose these insights to help empower other network and security professionals. It's especially important as the conversation about Attack Surface Management (ASM) continues to grow in popularity.
Coincidently, although having a fancy name and acronym, the idea is not new. In 2015 I was having a conversation with Motorola, we were working to get them onboarded and I remember asking a very simple question: How many sites do you have/
And what followed next was deafening - silence. No one on the team was able to answer that question. It was at that moment that I truly felt the weight of the phrase, "You can't protect what you don't know exists."
The problem today is as prevalent as it was 6 years ago, and it's why we're releasing a free tool to help.
DNSRepo is built directly from our massive global network. It's based on utilization data as we see it on our platforms. With this tool, analysts can quickly, and easily, identify the pieces of their network that may, or may not, be exposed. It can also be used for forensic and other discovery activities.
Here are a few things you can easily do with DNSRepo: