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In the context of information security, DNS (Domain Name System) fits into several categories:

Network Security: DNS is fundamental to the functioning of the internet and local networks. It translates human-readable domain names into IP addresses, which are used by computers to locate and communicate with each other. Protecting DNS involves ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of these translations, which is crucial for the overall security of network communications.

Infrastructure Security: DNS is a critical part of internet infrastructure. Securing DNS servers and the DNS infrastructure is essential to prevent attacks such as DNS spoofing, DNS cache poisoning, and DDoS attacks, which can disrupt the availability of internet services.

Threat Detection and Prevention: DNS can be used to detect and prevent security threats. By monitoring DNS queries and responses, security systems can identify and block malicious domains, detect command-and-control (C&C) communications used by malware, and prevent data exfiltration.

Access Control: DNS-based filtering and control mechanisms can be employed to restrict access to malicious or unauthorized websites. This helps in enforcing security policies and protecting users from phishing, malware, and other web-based threats.

Identity and Access Management (IAM): While not a direct fit, DNS can play a role in identity and access management by supporting secure, reliable, and authenticated name resolution services, which are foundational for many IAM systems.

In summary, DNS primarily fits into the categories of network security and infrastructure security, with roles in threat detection and prevention, access control, and indirectly supporting identity and access management.

Chapter Overview


Date: 3rd July, 2024

Time: 4:30pm – Southern Africa Standard Time

Audience: Alliances Community

Interactive Session Format:

1-hour Webinar.  We will follow Chatham House Rules in an interactive session where questions will be welcome from both the attendees and the Alliances team.


Protective DNS: The Unsung Hero in Your Cyber Defense Strategy

  • Enhancing Threat Detection and Mitigation
  • Inconsistent Security Policies and Enforcement
  • Comprehensive DNS Security for Evolving Threats

Welcome from Alliances

Chapter Moderator:

Bernard Chadenga, Regional Director – Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe – Alliances

Chapter Leaders:

Adam Lopez, Director of Solutions Engineering – HYAS

Abdullah Kaymakci, Head of Business Development and Channel Strategy – CyberRey

Kyle Thompson, Senior Channel Account Executive – HYAS

Bestone Kasoloka, Information Security Manager – National Bank of Malawi

Mert Cakici, Cybersecurity and IT Compliance Manager – Tiryaki Argo


Focuses of the Chapter:

  • Introducing the CyberRey and HYAS team on call.
  • Problem statements – Abdullah Kaymakci & Kyle Thompson
  • How does Hyas assist customers?

Use Cases

  • What problem(s) made you to use HYAS?
  • What are the Success Stories?
  • What modules do you use the most and why?
  • Have you seen/felt a reduction in your general risk levels?

Raffle and Thank you