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Breaching the Cyber Defenses of Cloud Deployments with DNS Tunneling

Jan 23, 2019 6:33:48 AM / by Nitzan Niv posted in cloud security, kubernetes, workload protection, microservices, devops, dns tunneling



Tunneling is the practice of embedding messages of one network protocol within messages of a different network protocol. In a security context, tunneling is a way for an attacker to bypass security boundaries like the perimeter firewall of a cloud deployment by encapsulating malicious traffic within permitted traffic. This blog explores the challenges of detecting DNS tunneling, and offers a solution to how you can detect a DNS tunneling attack on you cloud environments.

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