Don’t ignore DDoS protection when attack trends change

Businesses should ensure that they are still securely protected against DDoS attacks, despite the recent growth of other trends such as ransomware. That’s the warning from Arbor Networks, which is urging organizations of all sizes to make sure they stay safe online as DDoS attacks are still rife around the world. Read why  Darren Anstee of […]

How To Protect Yourself From DDoS Attacks

Read Dan Wood’s article about how companies can protect themselves against DDoS attacks on Forbes : In a series of recent articles, I’ve compared a company’s need for a cybersecurity portfolio to an individual’s investment portfolio. The same rules apply to both, with the wisest strategy being a spread of investments, diversified across asset classes, […]

Cisco VNI: DDoS Attacks to Increase 2.5-Fold By 2021

Global digital transformation will continue to have a significant impact on the demands and requirements of IP networks, and according to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), DDoS attacks will be one of the key concerns for the forecast period. Cisco found that the number of DDoS attacks grew 172% in 2016, and expects that […]

Report: DDoS Attacks Have Slowed, But Increased in Size

DDoS Attacks are nothing new. In fact, hackers have been maliciously flooding servers since 1999. But in October 2016, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks suddenly became far more relevant to the everyday web surfer, after Dyn — one of the world’s leading DNS providers — suffered the largest DDoS attack in history. Read about the […]

What is a DDoS attack? What happens during a DDoS attack?

DDoS attacks are one of the most common forms of cyber attack, with the number of global DDoS attacks increasing to 50 million annually, according to VeriSign. Distributed denial of service, or DDoS for short, refers to a cyber attack resulting in victims being unable to access systems and network resources, essentially disrupting internet services. Read […]

Is DDoS Protection Right For You?

Recently, Neustar, a provider of real-time information services, released the findings from its fourth annual Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report. The report documents the frequency and cost of attacks and what measures are being taken to counter these threats. Read more about the new report by Neustar which reveals that though DDoS […]

VeriSign says first quarter of 2017 saw a decline in DDoS attacks

Although, the first quarter of 2017 saw 23 per cent decrease in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the average peak attack size increased 26 per cent compared to the previous quarter, a new report revealed on Wednesday. Read about the new VeriSign report which says that there was a 23 per cent […]

Prioritise intent, not effects: A nuanced approach to DDoS cyber attacks and free speech

Read  Izaan Khan’s article about having a nuanced view of DDoS cyber attacks on Legal Cheek : Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are attempts to temporarily take down a system (usually an online service through its web server) by overloading it with traffic from multiple sources. It can be analogised to having a large […]

Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they’re starting to get in each other’s way, according to a report released this morning. That translates into a smaller average attack size, said Martin McKeay, senior security advocate at Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai Technologies Inc. Read about the new report by Akamai which reveals that though there […]

6 steps to reduce your risk of a DDoS attack

Read Jesse A. Millard explain six steps in which your company can reduce the risk of a DDoS attack on AZ Big Media : You’ve seen the splashy headlines about web services getting taken down by DDoS, or Distributed-Denial-of-Service Attacks, but have you ever worried about these attacks taking down your firm’s site? As recently as […]