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Backed by the government ‘MDBR’ Service Blocks Connections to Malicious Domains



SecurityWeek published a piece on a new domain blocking service. It’s a partnership between government agencies and the private sector.

The service MDBR seeks to block and report malicious domains, blocking connections to domain names deemed harmful.

From the article:

A new Malicious Domain Blocking and Reporting (MDBR) service will help organizations improve security by preventing IT systems from connecting to malicious domains. 

Launched through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Center for Internet Security (CIS), and Akamai Technologies, the MDBR service adds another layer of Domain Name System (DNS) security to help organizations protect applications.

Expected to improve the security of U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations, the fully managed proactive domain security service will be free for members CIS Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC).

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