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United States set to Hand Over Control of the Internet to ICANN Today

United States set to Hand Over Control of the Internet to ICANN Today

Oct 01, 2016
Since the foundation of the Internet, a contract has been handed over to the United States Commerce Department under which the department had given authority to regulate the Internet. After 47 years, this contract ends tonight at midnight EDT i.e. Saturday, October 1st, 2016. If you think that the United States owns the Internet, then you're wrong. It doesn't. Founded in 1998, non-profit organization ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) oversees the Internet's "address book" (or root zone) — the process of assigning domain names and the underlying IP addresses to keep the Internet running smoothly. But according to the contract, ICANN and its IANA department (the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) was set to work under the supervision of National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. That contract is ending today, and the US Commerce Department is schedule
Global Internet Authority — ICANN Hacked Again!

Global Internet Authority — ICANN Hacked Again!

Aug 06, 2015
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) – the organisation responsible for allocating domain names and IP addresses for the Internet – has been hacked , potentially compromising its customers' names, email addresses, hashed passwords, and more. The US-administered non-profit corporation admitted on Wednesday that its server security was breached within the past week and that… …an " unauthorised person " gained access to usernames , email addresses , and encrypted passwords for profile accounts on ICANN.org public website. The organisation believes that the leaked information includes harmless information such as user preferences, public biographies, interests, newsletters, and subscriptions. Less than ten months ago, ICANN was hacked  by a hacker who gained access to its internal system following a spear phishing attack in November last year. Employees were tricked into handing over their credentials after receiving malicious emails
SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Feb 20, 2024Cybersecurity Framework / SaaS Security
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework is one of the world's most important guidelines for securing networks. It can be applied to any number of applications, including SaaS.  One of the challenges facing those tasked with securing SaaS applications is the different settings found in each application. It makes it difficult to develop a configuration policy that will apply to an HR app that manages employees, a marketing app that manages content, and an R&D app that manages software versions, all while aligning with NIST compliance standards.  However, there are several settings that can be applied to nearly every app in the SaaS stack. In this article, we'll explore some universal configurations, explain why they are important, and guide you in setting them in a way that improves your SaaS apps' security posture.  Start with Admins Role-based access control (RBAC) is a key to NIST adherence and should be applied to every SaaS a
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