Many organisations lack DDoS response plan, Corero finds
Many organisations have no formal plan for coping with DDoS attacks, lack up to date network maps, and probably depend on old technology to defend against the threat, a survey by Corero Network Security has suggested.
Companies still ignore DDoS attacks
Just days after NatWest Bank suffered a debilitating DDoS attack, a new survey has revealed that most businesses are still unprepared for this kind of threat.
Many organisations lack DDoS response plan, Corero finds
Many organizations have no formal plan for coping with DDoS attacks, a survey by Corero Network Security has suggested. Meanwhile, 44 percent were content to depend on firewalls to shield them from this form of attack despite the known inadequacy of older generations of equipment to fend off DDoS.
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Businesses Not Prepared for DDoS Attacks
A recent Corero survey found that while most businesses have made investments in basic Internet performance capabilities, they have done little to verify that these capabilities will work if there is a security threat, especially when it comes to protecting themselves against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Survey: DDos Is Hot, Planning Is Not
Most organizations don't have a game plan in the event of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
Security experts welcome the news that UK banks are preparing to engage in a cyber ‘war game’ in an effort to prepare for the real thing.
The UK financial services (FS) sector is today running a large business continuity cyber-threat exercise called ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’. The cyber-security stress test is being run by a consultancy under the aegis of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank of England (BoE) and UK Treasury, and is testing the resilience or otherwise of the shared UK payments infrastructure, including ATMs, and financial market trading institutions.
The information security industry has raised concerns over the UK’s latest test of the financial infrastructure’s resilience to cyber attack.
IT workers say the exercise is a good opportunity to iron out flaws before the UK’s cyber defences are tested to the limits by attackers, but many believe testing should happen more regularly – the last such test was last conducted two years ago. Meanwhile, others say the exercise is lacking in some respects, and have questioned how the organisers are defining cyber attacks.
Hundreds of employees from dozens of financial institutions across London will scramble to deal with a host of simulated cyber-attacks today.
The "Waking Shark II" war games will see bank staff, regulators and government officials gather to play out how they would react to various attacks, such as a hit on stock exchange systems.
A large-scale exercise to test the ability of UK financial organisations to deal with a potential cyber-attack is underway today.
The way that banks and other financial services companies react to a major cyber attack from a large group of hackers has been put to the test in a cyber security exercise carried out in London.
Banks wake up to possible disaster
Banks and stock exchanges in London are simulating a massive internet attack today, with thousands of IT and security staff testing their ability to cope with a series of ‘digital disasters’.
In the quest to detect data breaches more quickly, indicators of compromise can act as important breadcrumbs for security pros watching their IT environments. Unusual activity on the network or odd clues on systems can frequently help organizations spot attacker activity on systems more quickly so that they can either prevent an eventual breach from happening -- or at least stop it in its earliest stages.
Corero Network Security (CNS:LN), a leading provider of First Line of Defense(R) solutions for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and cyber threat protection, has entered into an agreement under the Strategic Alliance Program with Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), an information services company and leading provider of cloud-based DDoS protection services.
Hudson-based Corero Network Security has become part of a partnership with an information services provider that will provide Corero clients with more protection against growing cyber threats, the company announced today.
Popular source-code warehouse GitHub was back online today after weathering a huge denial-of-service attack throughout the week.
Almost all cyberattacks these days require an element of social engineering. Spammers are always looking for that hot button to induce a click on a link or an attachment. Drive-by artists continually experiment with poisoned banner ads designed to steer the curious into an online dark alley. Spearphishers put together persuasive pitches pretending to be friends or a trusted institution.
WordPress installations sporting known vulnerabilities continue to be compromised by hackers and turned into distributed denial of service (DDoS) launch pads.
Sept. 18 marks the one-year anniversary of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' first announcement about distributed-denial-of-service attacks to be waged against the U.S. financial services industry (see Alert: Banks at High Risk of Attack).
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