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  • The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    December 9, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    When it comes to mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, security professionals have long been concerned about the growing volume and frequency of such incidents. NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, says...

  • IoT devices have become incredibly vulnerable to cyber attacks

    IoT arena has seen growth in the Q1 and Q2 of 2018

    November 21, 2018 • Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on IoT arena has seen growth in the Q1 and Q2 of 2018

    According to IoT Analytics, a provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), the IoT arena has seen growth in the first and second quarters of 2018, raising the total number of global IoT devices in use today to around seven billion. However, a...

  • Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

    Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

    October 30, 2018 • General, SecurityComments Off on Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

    The news that the Southern African Department of Labour was recently able to foil a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on one of its external facing servers in early September reminds us that businesses and governments must remain vigilant at all...

  • Five tips to avoid the pitfalls of the robotic automation hype

    Fend off DDoS attacks with greater AI and automation

    July 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Fend off DDoS attacks with greater AI and automation

    When every second counts, you need to make your response to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack fast and decisive. A recent paper from NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, clarifies how AI and automation can help...

  • The World Cup is here, stay ahead of potential cyber threats

    The World Cup is here, stay ahead of potential cyber threats

    June 25, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The World Cup is here, stay ahead of potential cyber threats

    Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, reminded football fans of how cybercriminals have used people’s interest in the sport to launch cyber attacks. Football has been targeted before by those who want to turn international community events into...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    DDoS attacks becoming more complex and costly

    May 7, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS attacks becoming more complex and costly

    New data is showing that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more complex and causing more financial damage than ever. This is according to the recently published 2017 Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report from NETSCOUT Arbor, which...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    Cryptocurrency craze leads to new DDoS tactics

    April 26, 2018 • Finance, Security, SponsoredComments Off on Cryptocurrency craze leads to new DDoS tactics

    As the world of cryptocurrencies continues to grow exponentially, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attackers have a new set of targets, namely the exchanges that power cryptocurrency trades, as well as the computer systems used to ‘mine’...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    Combating the seven swords of cybercrime

    March 23, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Combating the seven swords of cybercrime

    With automated tools and hackers for hire, cybercrime has turned into a game for profit. Recent research from F5 Labs shows that out of 429 reported breaches studied between 2005 and 2017, hackers gained $2.75 billion on the black market. The digital world...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    BYOD: the benefits, risks and threats

    March 20, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on BYOD: the benefits, risks and threats

    Arbor Networks has, with many peers, been discussing BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) for over five years now and, as predicted, through the ongoing growth in use of external devices in companies all over South Africa, this trend is not going away. This is...

  • Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?

    Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

    December 12, 2017 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

    A study conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that over 77 percent of companies globally have suffered from some kind of attack during the last 12 months. The Kaspersky Lab IT Security Economics Report shows that over the past year there has been an...

  • Steps to help you protect yourself online

    Steps to help you protect yourself online

    November 14, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Steps to help you protect yourself online

    On the heels of some very high-profile and disturbing data breaches, this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month is timely. After the announcements of major data breach announcements from Equifax, Deloitte and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with...

  • Kaspersky Lab enriches its APT Intelligence Reports with added actors' profiles and MITRE ATT&CK framework

    A new IoT botnet storm is coming

    October 20, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on A new IoT botnet storm is coming

    New cyber-storm clouds are gathering. Check Point Researchers have discovered that Botnets are evolving and recruiting IoT devices at a far greater pace and with more potential damage than the Mirai botnet of 2016. IoT Botnets are Internet-connected smart...

  • smart home solutions

    Free IOT device scanner solution now available for smart homes

    August 23, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Free IOT device scanner solution now available for smart homes

    Kaspersky Lab has announced the launch of an internet of Things (IoT) solution for “smart” homes. The Kaspersky IOT scanner scans the home Wi-Fi network and informs owners about the devices connected to it and the level of security. The solution...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    Are your systems vulnerable to a complex cyber-attack?

    August 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Are your systems vulnerable to a complex cyber-attack?

    Today’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown in complexity and now employ a combination of volumetric, TCP-state exhaustion and application-layer attack vectors. Without the right protection in place, an advanced, high-volume DDoS attack...

  • Fortinet Q4 threat landscape report confirms previous predictions of swarm attacks

    Discussing DDoS and the Ostrich Syndrome

    August 18, 2017 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Discussing DDoS and the Ostrich Syndrome

    The so-called Ostrich Syndrome is a term used to describe people who prefer to “stick their heads in the sand”, much as an ostrich does, rather than accept some uncomfortable facts. Sadly, when it comes to indisputable threats like Distributed Denial of...

  • NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    Arbor Networks in first place when it comes to DDoS protection

    August 17, 2017 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Arbor Networks in first place when it comes to DDoS protection

    The growing size, frequency and complexity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks presents a serious challenge for any business. A recent study by industry analysts Quadrant Knowledge Solutions has identified Arbor Networks as the global market and...