DDoS explained: How denial of service attacks are evolving

Read George V. Hulme’s definitive article about distributed denial of service (DDoS) on CSO Online : A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker, or attackers, attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered. This can be achieved by thwarting access to virtually anything: servers, devices, services, networks, applications, […]

#CLOUDSEC2017: DDoS: Large Attacks Shake the Internet but Modest Attacks Cause More Business Damage

Speaking at CLOUDSEC 2017 today Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero, explored innovation in DDoS mitigation and ways to defeat the modern day DDoS attack. Stephenson said that whilst, in the last five years, there have been various large-scale DDoS attacks that have made national or even global headline news, these are not good examples of the […]

7 Things to Know About Today’s DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks continue to be a weapon of choice among threat actors seeking to extort money from victims, disrupt operations, conceal data-exfiltration activities, further hacktivist causes, or even to carry out cyberwar. Read/see the slideshow explaining seven things companies should know about DDoS attacks on Dark Reading.

DDoS attacks are back on the rise

DDoS attacks are seeing a major rise as hackers seek more diverse threats, according to new research. The latest State of the Internet/Security Report from Akamai reveals that the number of DDoS attacks increased by 28 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, following three consecutive quarters of activity decline, as attacks from the PBot […]

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 […]