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DNS amplification attacks increase 1000% since last year - Nexusguard
Enterprise networks and communications service providers (CSPs) need attack mitigation as DNS patch adoption creates new threats.
Second Akamai scrubbing centre opens in Melbourne
The new Melbourne scrubbing centre will allow Akamai to continue to meet its aims of having three-to-five times the capacity of the largest DDoS attacks currently recorded.
DDoS attacks on the rise despite taking a summer break
“Traditionally, troublemakers who conduct DDoS attacks for fun go on holiday during the summer and give up their activity until September."
NSFOCUS releases cloud DDoS protection offering
DDoS attacks are one of the most complex threats that businesses face, with just a few minutes of downtime proving costly for organisations.
Research says 2/3 of large companies to invest in UC by 2021
Study shows significant market opportunity for unified communications providers and a need for comprehensive security solutions.
CrowdStrike: Improving network security with cloud computing solutions
Australian spending on public cloud services is expected to reach $6.5 billion this year according to Gartner
IoT and DDoS attacks: A match made in heaven
A10 Network’s Adrian Taylor uses findings from a number of reports to illustrate his point that advances in technology are facilitating cybercrime.
Report finds average DDoS attack volumes have trebled in past year
"The increase in the impact and complexity of attacks continues unabated," says Link11 COO Marc Wilczek.
Jigsaw launches DDoS protection for EU political organisations
“European political organisations will have the same access to Google’s defense technology that previously was only available to news organisations and human rights groups."
Cryptomining affected 37% of businesses last year
“From the meteoric rise in cryptomining to massive data breaches and DDoS attacks, there was no shortage of cyber-disruption."
Comms providers hit by most DDoS attacks in Q3 2018
New data indicates attackers preyed on the large attack surface of ASN-level communications service providers with a ‘bit-and-piece’ approach.
Will 2019 be the year of network evolution?
An A10 Networks exec talks 5G, software-defined networks, and the continuing evolution needed for a modern cloud environment.
2019’s top three cybersecurity trends - Akamai
Cybercriminals have been moving towards a ‘gig economy’ – an underground community of malicious actors exchanging services.
Radware joins Chillisoft’s expanding portfolio
The cloud DDoS prevention, app delivery controller, and web app firewall expert is another step toward a total enterprise security portfolio.
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
Why encryption causes DDoS defence headaches
Some forms of encryption technology can make identifying and blocking some threats more difficult.
Why e-commerce needs DDoS protection for Cyber Monday
DDoS attacks can cripple an organisation, a network or even a country and recent attacks have been larger and more complex than ever.
WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
The up-time myth: Why up-time does not mean availability
"Many providers limit their uptime to pure hardware system availability, but not to service or process availability."
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
Overall, between July and September, DDoS botnets attacked targets in 82 countries.
It’s an active buyer’s market for DDoS-as-a-Service - NETSCOUT
DDoS attacks are cheaper than ever for attackers, lucrative for the attack service provider and financially and operationally crippling for the victim.
Azure platform exploited the most for DDoS attacks – report
Research found a 35% increase DDoS attacks using public cloud server-based botnets from the previous 12 months.
Exclusive: DDoS attacks up, spike in attacks on govt agencies
NETSCOUT has released its Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) report for the first half of 2018, exclusive on SecurityBrief.
DDOS threats – is your business really protected?
. There is, without a doubt, a growing awareness of the sheer volume of these attacks and they are hitting businesses of all sizes.