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DDoS Attacks Evolve, Remain a Potent Threat

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to evolve, and will remain a major threat to most organizations for the foreseeable future. A combination of factors is driving the trend, including the emergence of IoT and mobile botnets, the easy availability of for-hire services in criminal marketplaces and an increase in criminal actors seeking to …

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Test your cyber defenses with DIY DDoS

CANADIAN cybersecurity company DOSarrest has released a new service which allows organizations to test their systems’ resilience against distributed denial of service attacks. The Cyber Attack Preparation Platform (CAPP) allows anyone to choose from a variety of options which specify the attack type, velocity, duration, and vector. The service is paid for according to the options chosen, …

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Hackers Will Target Small Business Through the Internet of Things in 2018, New Report Says

A new report finds hackers are poised to target small businesses that use Internet of Things (IoT) technology to gain access to data from larger global firms in 2018. The  2018 Cybersecurity Predictions by Aon’s Cyber Solutions predicts a small business Internet of Things (IoT) breach will create a domino effect that damages a larger company. …

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Governments should use buying, regulatory power to fight botnets: Expert

Draft U.S. government recommendations on ways to reduce the threat of automated botnets launching denial of service attacks and spreading malware are too weak, says a cyber security expert. The report from the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce issued last week, “definitely did not go far enough,” John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends …

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