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Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets

Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets. Feds need to secure the internet of things and work more closely with private companies, they said. Government technologists must develop more partnerships with the private sector and flesh out security guidelines to stop botnets from knocking websites and networks offline, cybersecurity experts said. Cyber …

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Hackers graduate to financial gain as motivation for IoT attacks

Securing IoT devices is a top priority for organisations looking to implement this new technology. The phrase Internet-of-Things (IoT) has gone from buzzword to common speech, having had an impact on almost every industry and sector. Once an abbreviation that seemed bound for fad-status among the tech elite, even the average consumer now embraces “IoT” …

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Let’s Not Make the Distributed Internet Insecure

We built the internet to be fast and efficient, but made mistakes that have led to the security problems we see today: DDoS attacks, massive breaches, thefts of huge amounts of data, and tampering with systems for either profit or political gain. In building the internet, we prioritized performance, and built the infrastructure assuming people …

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Combating DDoS attacks in Asia Pacific: It’s more than just a defence mechanism

Imagine going to the frontlines of a battlefield wielding a sword and shield only to come face to face with fighter jets from the opponent instead. The crackdown against DDoS attacks is like an arms race enterprises have to face by evolving their weapons and defences against a cyber felon. As attack rates have grown, …

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PyeongChang Winter Games hit by cyber attack

Although critical operations were not affected by the incident, event organisers at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics had to shut down servers and the official games website to prevent further damage. The ongoing Winter Olympics in South Korea was hit by a cyber attack that affected internet and TV services last Friday, according to the International …

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