DDoS Protection Requires Looking Both Ways

Service availability is a key component of the user experience. Customers expect services to be constantly available and fast-responding, and any downtime can result in disappointed users, abandoned shopping carts, and lost customers. Consequently, DDoS attacks are increasing in complexity, size and duration. Radware’s 2018 Global Application and Network Security Report found that over the …

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Was The Facebook Outage A Cyber-Attack?

Yesterday, at about 11am EST, a hashtag started trending on Twitter: #Facebookdown. The social media site and its sister, Instagram, were suffering an outage. Some users weren’t able to log in to their accounts at all while others were experiencing limited functionality. It was the worst disruption to the platform since 2008 when Facebook user numbers …

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10 Masterful Steps In Combating Denial Of Service Attacks

We could define DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks as the exclusive appropriation of a resource or service with the intention of avoiding any third party access. Also included in this definition are the attacks destined to collapse a resource or system with the intention of destroying the service or resource. DoS attacks are born …

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Security Think Tank: Smart botnets resist attempts to cut comms

As attackers begin to use multiple command and control systems to communicate with backdoors and other malware, how can organisations ensure that they detect such methods and that all C&C systems are removed, including “sleepers” designed to be activated at a future date. When it comes to all kinds of cyber defence, it is always …

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6 Network Security Challenges in the Year Ahead

The network security threat landscape in 2019 is expected to look much like it did in 2018. Here’s a look at six network security challenges for 2019 for businesses and individual users to keep in mind. In many ways, the network security threat landscape in 2019 will look much like it did in 2018. From …

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