It has been stated in the press that customer data is more valuable in today’s economy than oil. If this is true, then protecting customer data must be a top priority for all businesses. This means all pathways to customer data must be secured, no matter where that data is stored. The domain name system (DNS) is a foundational network service that is critical to both connectivity and security, as it can provide a back door for data breaches. It should therefore not be overlooked as a first-level security control, especially in times of crisis and change, like the recent influx of home/remote workers.