Neil Cook

Neil Cook
PowerDNS Head of Product

Recent Posts

PowerDNS | Security

OX Protect: what’s in the box?

We have recently launched OX Protect to help telcos and service providers keep their customers’ homes and families of safe. OX Protect secures home and mobile networks against malware and Internet of Things (IoT) related threats. It also safeguards...

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Neil Cook Oct 10, 2018

PowerDNS | Open-Xchange | Security

Family and Network Protection with OX Protect

The onset of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is affecting everybody: smart TVs, satellite navigation systems, fitness trackers, and even clocks and fridges are becoming an integral part of our everyday life. New technology comes with vulnerabilities, and...

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Neil Cook Sep 25, 2018

Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

IoT security is not A-OK

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, the rise in ransomware attacks has made...

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Neil Cook Aug 9, 2018

Data Privacy & Open Internet

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

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 subsidiary sites.

This news was met with...

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Neil Cook May 9, 2018

Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

What Spectre and Meltdown mean for OX Customers

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Neil Cook Jan 12, 2018

Productivity | Security | Email

Unpicking the Investigatory Powers Leak

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 be allowed to deploy solutions which use...
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Neil Cook May 12, 2017

Security | Email

Dispatch from RSA

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 interesting to see how the security...

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Neil Cook Feb 19, 2017

Productivity | Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

Impressive Results from Mozilla-Sponsored Dovecot Security Audit

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 aspect of the software lifecycle, including...

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Neil Cook Jan 16, 2017


Dispatch from M3AAWG 38th General Meeting, Paris

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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Neil Cook Oct 27, 2016

Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

Tackling Password Brute-Forcing and Authentication Abuse

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 thorny problem of large-scale...

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Neil Cook Sep 8, 2016