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Automated DDoS Protection Can Reduce CISO Stress

A recent Security Magazine UK article reports on a survey by Nominet Cybersecurity that quantified the work stress today’s CISOs endure. CISOs have a Sisyphean task of protecting every IT system and point of data, yet they commonly lack adequate budget, they often suffer a shortage of qualified cybersecurity staff, and security breaches are rampant.

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DDoS Considerations for On-Premises Servers

There has been much hype around cloud computing in recent years, to the extent that it appeared the answer was to run everything in ‘the cloud’, as-a-service. Now the dust has settled somewhat, there is a level of pragmatism setting in.

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What is a DDoS Attack and Why Should You Worry?

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when multiple systems overwhelm the available bandwidth or other system resources of their target; as a result, an application, service or website may either crash or suffer a significantly degraded service. In an always-on world, where many organizations rely on constant Internet connectivity to conduct business online, DDoS attacks are a serious issue.

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Evolving DDoS Threat Challenges Service Provider Capacity

The DDoS threat continues to grow in sophistication as cybercriminals improve their attack techniques in an attempt to evade the trusted mitigation methodologies typically used for DDoS protection.

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Enterprises Beware: Variations on the Mirai Malware Still Feeding DDoS Attacks

The Mirai Malware first attracted public attention in October 2016, when it was used to launch the notorious and massive botnet-driven distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Brian Krebs’ blog and Dyn’s DNS infrastructure. Now, Tech Target reports that researchers at Palo Alto Networks have discovered another new variant of the Mirai malware that is “going after wireless presentation and display systems, indicating a potential shift in using Mirai to target enterprises.”

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