Neil Cook

Neil Cook
PowerDNS Head of Product

IoT security is not A-OK

Neil Cook on Aug 9, 2018

Everyone knows that the internet can be a dangerous place. Phishing continues to increase in volume and effectiveness, affecting everybody from private users to internet giants like Google and Facebook. Meanwhile...

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Responsible data - it’s not only possible, it’s essential

Neil Cook on May 9, 2018

Verizon’s Oath, which owns both Yahoo and AOL, has recently updated privacy policies pertaining to its use of user data, including scanning of user emails, instant messages, photos and other data on any of its su...

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What Spectre and Meltdown mean for OX Customers

Neil Cook on Jan 12, 2018

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Unpicking the Investigatory Powers Leak

Neil Cook on May 12, 2017

At first I was very concerned at the reports on the recently leaked UK Investigatory Powers (Technical Capability) Regulations 2017 paper. Many commentators seem to think that this means that UK telcos will not b...

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Dispatch from RSA

Neil Cook on Feb 19, 2017

I attended the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, a yearly gathering of cybersecurity professionals and security vendors. I attended my first conference as an OX representative last year, and it’s been in...

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Impressive Results from Mozilla-Sponsored Dovecot Security Audit

Neil Cook on Jan 16, 2017

Well as 2017 kicks off, we have some great news to share. One of the things we take very seriously here at Open-Xchange is the security of our software, which for us is a ground-up process which involves every as...

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Dispatch from M3AAWG 38th General Meeting, Paris

Neil Cook on Oct 27, 2016

This week I’ve been attending the beautiful city of Paris for the M3AAWG Conference, which is a gathering of industry experts to combat the problems of abuse in messaging, mobile and malware.

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Tackling Password Brute-Forcing and Authentication Abuse

Neil Cook on Sep 8, 2016

Since joining Open-Xchange last year, one of the security products that I’ve been closest to has been a project that started as a collaboration between our colleagues at PowerDNS and Dovecot, which tackles the th...

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How can businesses go about drawing up guidelines to protect consumer priva...

Neil Cook on Aug 16, 2016

Companies like Google, Amazon and Cisco as well as a raft other companies (it seems like every company has to have an IOT play these days), have based whole business models on selling connected devices that perfo...

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Going public with our new bug bounty program

Neil Cook on Aug 8, 2016

I have some really exciting news this week, which I’ve been wanting to share for a while. The Open-Xchange group of companies, including PowerDNS and Dovecot, now have public bug bounty programs hosted on hackero...

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