DDoS Protection Blog

Using DDoS as a Political Weapon; Hacktivism or Cyber Warfare in Hong Kong?

In the midst of many protests in Hong Kong, the Telegram was hit with a massive DDoS attack that knocked the service offline for over an hour. The theory is that China ordered the DDoS attack because it has a vested interest in squelching communication among protesters. Will anyone ever know for sure whether the Chinese government is behind the attacks?

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IoT Device Security Laws Won't Eliminate DDoS Attacks

It is now common knowledge among cyber security professionals that many of the billions of IoT-connected devices around the world are not secure and, of those, many have already been leveraged by bad actors. Given this reality of the IoT-powered world we live in, organizations should seek to protect their networks from the cyber-attacks that ensue, with one of the most common being DDoS.

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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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