Dark Crawler, a Useful Tool to Assess Child Exploitation from Online Communities
Child sexual offenders have always been quick to adapt technological advances, such as
photography and film for the purposes of exploiting children. The move of child exploitation
material (CEM) to the Internet has enabled them to form online communities which allow
easier access to CEM, recruiting co offenders and business partners, as well as
validating their deviant behavior amongst other offenders.
Despite the established harm inherent within child exploitation imagery and
distribution online, current attempts to limit such content have been largely unsuccessful.
Dark Crawler is a tool used by search-engines to automatically navigate the Internet
and collect information about each website and webpage which can be used to seek out
specific content, such as child exploitation material ...
DNS Forensics Using the Big Data Extension
of IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
The basis of IBM’s key security solutions is the QRadar Security Intelligence Platform, a
security information and event management system (SIEM). It is a unified platform covering many
security-related tasks and incorporating a broad spectrum of solutions including the use of
X-Force Threat Intelligence, IBM’s cloud-based threat intelligence platform.
The big data extension of QRadar can be used to do DNS forensics in order to identify risky
domains, risky users, and risky IP addresses, and feed this information back to QRadar in order
to define new protection rules...
WhoDat Project: an Interactive Pivotable Tool
for Working with WHOIS Data
As the analysis and research of WHOIS data is crucial in cybersecurity, the MITRE cooperation
develops a front-end for the services provided by WhoisXML API in support of researchers' and
Whois Data Opening up a New Avenue
for the Measurement of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is the central process through which economic growth and performance is
fostered in a regional economy. Its evaluation is thus of paramount importance for
policymakers and economists. However, the quantification of entrepreneurship, that is,
introduction of measures to describe the attempts to start growth-oriented business, the
likelihood of their success, the ability to raise venture capital, etc. is a challenging
task due to the lack of globally available and accurate input data on e.g. business
In a recent working paper a new approach is proposed to overcome this issue by using WHOIS registration data.
The approach is applied to companies in Oxford and Cambridge, UK as a demonstration, by using data purchased from WhoisXML API.
Easily Managing Hundreds of Domain Names from Salesforce
IEEE was searching for a solution to automate its manual process of ensuring hundreds
of independently-owned IEEE domain names were being updated with their latest
information in the WHOIS Domain Name Registry. More specifically, there was a
critical need of identifying upcoming domain name expirations early in order to
alert their owners of potential losses...