MENU

Posts Tagged ‘DDoS’

  • Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks.

    Beware: New hyper-efficient DDoS variant

    June 14, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Beware: New hyper-efficient DDoS variant

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to morph and bend into new, dangerous shapes. While reflection and amplification techniques have come to characterise a large number of complex, multi-vector DDoS attacks, Arbor Network’s territory...

  • (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Ten steps for combating DDoS in real time

    June 12, 2017 • Opinion, Security, SponsoredComments Off on Ten steps for combating DDoS in real time

    To the uninitiated, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack can be a scary, stressful ordeal. But don’t panic. Follow these steps by David Holmes, senior technical marketing manager: Security, F5 Networks, to successfully fight an attack: If you...

  • Darren Anstee, Chief Security Technologist at Arbor Networks.

    Business case for DDoS protection

    June 5, 2017 • Opinion, Security, SponsoredComments Off on Business case for DDoS protection

    As our businesses continue to digitise, and an increasing number of services are delivered via the cloud, we tend to have very low tolerance for downtime. “Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can rip straight into the heart of the modern digital...

  • Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks.

    Arbor named as clear DDoS leader in Quadrant Knowledge report

    May 30, 2017 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Arbor named as clear DDoS leader in Quadrant Knowledge report

    Arbor Networks’ clear leadership position in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation is once again confirmed – being named by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions as the 2017 Market and Technology Leader in the Global DDoS Mitigation Market. Quadrant...

  • There may be more to come after WanaCry.

    The dark, dangerous, and insanely profitable world of DDoS attacks

    May 24, 2017 • Opinion, Security, SponsoredComments Off on The dark, dangerous, and insanely profitable world of DDoS attacks

    Imagine a business model with a 95 percent profit margin. As wonderful as this sound, this business is certainly not something that most would want to get into. We’re talking, of course, about the criminal enterprise of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)...

  • (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Poor Security Controls of IoT devices sees Increase of DDOS attacks

    May 24, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Poor Security Controls of IoT devices sees Increase of DDOS attacks

      According to Dimension Data’s Executive’s Guide to the NTT Security 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report, the number of denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attacks doubled from 3% to 6% in 2016, due to a lack of...

  • Martin Walshaw, Senior Engineer at F5 Networks.

    Putting app security centre stage

    May 10, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Putting app security centre stage

    A strong performance lives long in the memory. It is the ticket that ensures audiences return wanting more. In business, every company survives on delivering complete customer satisfaction. Yet, one bad experience can undermine confidence and trade can...

  • Understanding a risk, and how to respond and recover from it, requires knowing how it affects the rest of the organisation’s processes and people.

    What’s next for Mirai and botnet DDoS attacks?

    May 3, 2017 • Opinion, Security, SponsoredComments Off on What’s next for Mirai and botnet DDoS attacks?

    For security professionals, Mirai has become a household name. It’s the now-infamous malware that hackers use to absorb hundreds of thousands of connected devices – from routers, to DVRs, IP cameras and other gadgets – into giant armies. Mirai was the...

  • (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

    April 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly causing many sleepless nights for CIOs and CSOs across the world. In fact, Arbor research reveals DDoS attack sizes have grown by an astonishing 1,233 percent, at a compound growth rate of 68 percent,...

  • Darren Anstee, Chief Security Technologist at Arbor Networks.

    Don’t fall prey to the common DDoS myths

    March 29, 2017 • Opinion, Security, SponsoredComments Off on Don’t fall prey to the common DDoS myths

    As a rapidly evolving threat, Distributed Denial of Service attacks are surrounded in a haze of confusion. Let’s explore some of the most-common myths… Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have appeared on the threat horizon as one of the most...

  • Arbor Networks Named Best Overall Security Company at 13th Annual Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards. (image: Arbor Networks)

    Ovum publishes research note on Arbor Networks SP Insight big data analytics solution

    February 23, 2017 • SoftwareComments Off on Ovum publishes research note on Arbor Networks SP Insight big data analytics solution

    Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), has announced that global industry analyst firm, Ovum, has published a research note on Arbor SP Insight, a new software-based extension to its Arbor Networks SP platform (Arbor SP) that...

  • IoT, promises tremendous uses: from smart autonomous cars that self-direct to less congested roadways during peak traffic hours, to home automation, to smart farming, and millions more.

    Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

    November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

    IoT device security flaws are not new. Sophos has revealed that IoT device attacks will take off when criminals figure out how to monetize them – much like they have with their very lucrative ransomware scams – or align them to their goals. While there...

  • Cyber-safe tips for end users to avoid falling victim to attacks.(image: Shutterstock)

    Secucloud protects IoT devices from botnet threats

    October 28, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Secucloud protects IoT devices from botnet threats

    The botnet is a popular tool with cyber-criminals as it enables them to distribute malicious software or bring websites down with DDoS attacks. Botnets comprise multiple infected systems and can be controlled remotely for malicious purposes. Smart devices...

  • cloud-server

    Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

    January 20, 2016 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are a reality and the African continent has seen an immense increase in these types of cyber incidents. Nigeria has been one of the worst hit countries during the past couple of months, according to Arbor Networks....

  • Server room interior

    DDoS reality check: It can happen to you

    December 2, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on DDoS reality check: It can happen to you

    What makes today’s DDoS threats more dangerous than in the past is the fact that multiple attack types are being used in conjunction with other attack threats. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) threat has changed to one where the attack types are...

  • Cyber Crime tips, Security, Risks, Cyber, Threats

    DDoS attacks often coincide with other threats

    October 13, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on DDoS attacks often coincide with other threats

    A survey undertaken by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has demonstrated that, in most cases, a DDoS attack is only the tip of the iceberg. 74% of respondents representing the corporate sector reported that DDoS attacks against their companies coincided...