Legal Alert - On a Collision Course: How Domain Name Collision Could be Your Biggest Security Threat
by J. Damon Ashcraft
We are barely a month into 2014 and one of the news stories that is likely to be most memorable for the year is the Target security breach that resulted in upwards of 70 million customers’ personal information being disclosed. Data and other security breaches are fast becoming a critical issue for any organization that handles third party data.
One of the biggest threats to your company’s data and information technology security may be a problem known as “domain name collision” which can result in your internal data being disseminated on a public network. A “domain name collision” occurs when an attempt to locate an internal address used in a private network results in an inadvertent query on the public Internet.