We’re barely back from IRCE 2013 in Chicago, and now packing our bags for HostingCon 2013 in Austin. Tradeshow season is in full swing here at Dotcom-Monitor!
HostingCon Conference Overview
Once a year, the industry’s best and the brightest thought leaders, subject matter experts and professionals gather together at HostingCon with an express purpose — to network, learn and grow. This year for three jam-packed days, June 17 – 19, 2013, HostingCon convenes in one of North America’s top technology hubs, Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center, to face the challenges of the present and think broadly about the future of the cloud computing and web hosting industry.
HostingCon 2013 Discount Code
Planning to attend HostingCon next week but haven’t registered yet? Use discount code Dotcom-Monitor2013 to receive $60 off full registration, or $30 off a single day pass.
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“RUN! GO! GET TO DA CHOPPA!”
What does Arnold’s character in Predator and the IRCE 2013 have in common? Why Choppers, of course!
Dotcom-Monitor is giving away RC Helicopters at IRCE 2013! Stop by booth #1109 for your chance to win. We’ll also show you how website uptime, speed and functionality directly impact customer satisfaction and how our web monitoring services will uncover performance bottlenecks that are killing your website conversion.
Dotcom-Monitor comes to IRCE 2013 (Booth 1109)
Dotcom-Monitor is proud to be exhibiting at IRCE again this year (see us at Booth 1109). We’ve had a blast at past shows, and are excited to do it all again!
About IRCE 2013
The 9th annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), the world’s largest e-commerce event, will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place West from June 4-7, 2013. The conference will analyze the social, mobile, global, personal, interactive and managerial changes that e-commerce players are bringing to the new retail economy.
IRCE 2013 expects to draw 9,500 e-retailing executives from more than 40 countries. They will be treated to a customizable agenda that features 205 speakers and 120 sessions, plus 5 workshops and 10 tracks running concurrently on the two main conference days (June 5 and 6). Learn more at irce.internetretailer.com
Shanghai, China – May 28, 2013 – Dotcom-Monitor has made an emergency update to its Shanghai, China location, due to telecom routing issues. Current Dotcom-Monitor clients who filter monitoring IP addresses should note the change, effective immediately.
The new Shanghai, China Network Location IP Address is 126.96.36.199
How to Prevent Phishing Attacks with Website Monitoring
Website Monitoring can help prevent Phishing Attacks
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) recently reported that in the second half of 2012 (2H2012) there were at least 123,486 unique phishing attacks worldwide, up significantly from 93,462 attacks in the first half of 2012. The attacks used 89,748 unique domain names, up from the 64,204 domains used in 1H2012, due to shared virtual server hacking.
In our last article we discussed how adding external website monitoring to the cyber security portfolio can quickly detect and diagnose DDoS cyber attacks, so institutions can proactively communicate with affected stakeholders. Another approach to securing against cyber attacks is by proactively monitoring phishing websites. In this case, Dotcom-Monitor uses URL monitoring to test for the live online presence of URLs that are known to be phishing site URLs. When a phishing site URL comes back online, or generates a change in content, the IT, or security department is immediately alerted by Dotcom-Monitor. They can then address the issue – by issuing an alert to stakeholders, by shutting down the phishing site URL etc… – before the phishing URL can do significant damage. This active website monitoring for phishing URLs is a tool that goes after cyber attacks to proactively fight against them, rather than simply reacting to cyber attacks.