The Short List of Who Protects Companies Against DDoS Attacks

Read Anna Jones’ article about how companies can protect themselves against DDoS attacks on IoT Evolution : Here’s a question: when was the last time you got something truly useful for free? Like that time it turned out your phone company was giving you mobile data even though it wasn’t included in the plan you […]

New Breed of DDoS Attack On the Rise

Read Jai Vijayan’s article about new breed of DDoS attacks on Dark Reading : Over the years, threat actors have abused a variety of services including DNS, SNMP, and NTP to enable and amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against their targets. Read his full article here.

Facts About DDoS That Aren’t True

Read Priti Shetti’s article dispelling some myths about DDoS attacks on Host Review : Although Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks remains as prevalent as ever, there are still some surprising myths that goes around them. Misleading information can not only misguide users, but also stand as a severe threat to business. Facts are not manipulated, but […]

IT Security Pros and Network Operators More Concerned About DDoS Attacks in 2017

DDoS attacks are a greater security threat to businesses in 2017 than ever before, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) need to do something about it according to a new survey of IT security professionals and network operators released by Corero Network Security Read more about the new report by Corero Network Security which reveals that […]

Sharpen your DDoS detection skills with the right tool

Read Kevin Beaver’s article about how companies can protect themselves from DDoS attacks with the right tools on Tech Target : Distributed denial-of-service attacks are some of the most serious security attacks in modern computing, yet we tend to know very little about them. DDoS attacks are, in essence, launched by multiple systems — often […]

Kaspersky: Criminals Make 95% Profit on DDoS

According to Kaspersky Lab, DDoS-for-hire services are generally self-service, eliminating the need for direct contact between the organizer and the customer. Customers can make payments, get reports on work done and so on, all online. In fact, Kaspersky said that the order page “looks more like the web page of an IT startup than a […]

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 […]