How Internet Disruptions Cripple Organizations

The vast majority of organizations have experienced a significant internet disruption within the last 12 months, according to a recent survey from Dyn. The accompanying report, the “Internet Disruption Study,” indicates that the most common causes for these interruptions include network outages, provider outages, unplanned maintenance, hardware failures and configuration problems. Read/see the slideshow explaining […]

Online Denial of Service Attacks Are a Growing Concern

Read Dan Lohrmann’s article about why online denial of service attacks (DDoS) are a growing concern on Government Technology : Last year, millions of Australians were unable to fill out mandatory Census online data forms because the government website was slammed by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. It now appears that the Australian Bureau […]

Standards and Security: The Great DDoS Challenge

Read Sally Long explain why DDoS attacks present a great challenge for cyber security on Infosec Magazine : Whether or not you work in IT security, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more visible by the day. In the last three months of 2016 alone, DDoS attacks greater than 100Gbps increased by 140% […]

IoT DDoS Reaches Critical Mass

In the wake of the Mirai botnet activity that dominated the end of last year, the “DDoS of Things (DoT)”, where bad actors use IoT devices to build botnets which fuel colossal, volumetric DDoS attacks, has become a growing phenomenon. Read about the new research from A10 Networks which reveals that Internet of Things connected […]

7 Security Steps To Defend Your Company From A DDoS Attack

Of all the cybersecurity threats today’s businesses face, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are among the most complex and devastating. This type of breach involves multiple compromised systems that work in conjunction to shut down service. Read about the seven steps to defend your company from a DDoS attack on Forbes.

Businesses Blame DDoS Attacks on Rival Companies

Many businesses who were victims of a DDoS attack believe it was launched by a competitor, new research has revealed. The research conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International found that victims are more likely to blame rivals than cyber-criminals. Read more about the new report by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International which reveals that most […]

Today’s leading causes of DDoS attacks

Last fall, we saw the biggest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ever. This year, we’ll see even bigger ones. According to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Security report, here’s what’s behind them. Read about the latest report by Akamai revealing the leading causes of DDoS attacks on ZDNet.

How Do You Secure the Internet of “Things”?

Read George Japak’s article about Internet of Thing security on Healthcare IT News : It seems that not a day goes by without the Internet of Things (IoT) making headlines.  Reports of security weaknesses in IoT devices are becoming more common. While most of the IoT media coverage focuses on devices for personal use, there has […]

10 Biggest Security Stories of 2016

“As the denial of service (DDOS) attack against Dyn shook the internet a little over a week ago, it brought to the public forefront the changing dynamics of power in the online world. In the kinetic world of the past, the nation state equivalent was all-powerful, since it alone could raise the funds necessary to […]

IoT-based DDoS attacks to rise in 2017: Report

Cybercriminals will use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2017 to extend their reach as there are now several Internet of Things (IoT) devices containing outdated codes and operating with well known vulnerabilities, a global security firm warned on Monday. Read more about the new report by Sophos which says that DDoS attacks using […]