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Hardware/Network

Missed DNS Flag Day? It’s Not Too Late to Upgrade Your Domain Security

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a crucial component for the good functioning of the internet. It’s the system that makes it possible for visitors to find your websites and

Hardware/Network

Average DDoS attack sizes decrease 85% due to FBI’s shutdown of DDoS-for-hire websites

The FBI’s shutdown of the 15 largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) for hire vendors (booters) reduced the overall number of attacks worldwide by nearly 11 percent compared to the same period

Hardware/Network

How accepting that your network will get hacked will help you develop a plan to recover faster

As anyone in the network security world will tell you, it is an extremely intense and stressful job to protect the corporate network from ever-evolving security threats. For a security

Hardware/Network

Criminal Charges Filed in DDoS-for-Hire Services

Efforts to take down multiple domains that offered distributed denial-of-services (DDoSs) for hire were successful and resulted in another announcement from the Justice Department (DOJ), which yesterday declared that it had

Industry Insights

DDoS Attack Volumes Increase By 110% In Q3 2018, According To Link11’s New Report

Link11, a cyber security firm, has released its Q3 DDoS Report, revealing that the scale and volume of DDoS attacks continued to grow in Europe during Q3 2018. The Link11

IT Compliance

The Godfather Part 4 – Cybercrime Isn’t Personal, It’s Strictly Business

When many of us hear the term ‘Mafia’, we conjure up the thought of ’wise guys’ of the 1920’s and 30s in pinstripe suits, personified by Al Capone or those

Hardware/Network

Deflecting DDoS – Key Tactics in the Battle Against IoT-Powered Attacks

What makes a DDoS successful? I asked myself that question at the end of August when the central bank of Spain, Banco d’Espana, was hit by a DDoS attack that

Hardware/Network

A guide to cyber attacks: Denial of Service – Part 3

To conclude this 3-part series on cyber attacks, Information Age examines the various types of DoS within the cyber space. DoS is a more forceful method of cyber attack than

Hardware/Network

Automating in Security With Intelligence

Like most security practitioners, I can thank automation for streamlining, expediting, and even replacing many of the tasks and controls that help fend off everything from network intrusions to DDoS

Hardware/Network

The evolution of DDoS attacks – and defences

In October 2016, a new method for distributing DoS attacks emerged – using a network of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to amplify attacks. What is the biggest cyber-threat to