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(DDoS) attacks in 2017 to extend their reach as there are now several Internet of Things (IoT) devices containing outdated codes and operating with well known vulnerabilities, a global security firm warned on Monday.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 […]

IoT attacks: 10 things you need to know

Something major happened in October. Internet of Things (IoT) devices were exploited by cybercriminals and turned into a rogue and malevolent army. A series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks affected websites connected to the cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn, including Amazon, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify and PayPal. It’s possibly a watershed moment. Read about […]

How The Internet Of Things Is The Perfect Target For DDoS Attacks And Data Breaches

Read how Internet of Things connected devices are vulnerable vectors for DDoS attacks and data breaches on Tech Times : The world is taking advantage of the many benefits that the Internet of Things has to offer. However, along with these benefits comes the great threat of DDoS attacks and data breaches. DDoS refers to Distributed […]

Ransomware, DDoS now top threats as hackers look for big paydays

Hackers attacking business systems are most likely looking for a big payout — not trying to make a political point or steal secrets. Attempts to extort a ransom — either by threatening or carrying out a distributed denial of service (DDos) attack, or by infecting PCs with ransomware — is the most common motivation behind digital […]

39% Businesses unclear on how to save themselves from DDoS: Research

‘Corporate IT Security Risks’ Research from Kaspersky Lab has found that businesses are not ready to protect themselves against DDoS, with four in ten (39%) businesses unclear about the most effective protection strategy to combat this type of attack. A lack of knowledge and protection is putting businesses at risk of grinding to a halt. […]