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Do Service Provider Networks Need Better Security?

How are communications service providers (CSPs) coping with network security threats these days? Heavy Reading conducted an anonymous survey of CSPs who are members of their Thought Leadership Council. According to that survey, “Council members say there are several security issues driving the development of those plans, including distributed denial of service (DDoS), illegal intercept, ransomware and data exfiltration, all of which were seen as critical issues by more than 60% of panelists.”

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Minor Outages Do Matter

It’s a common misconception that distributed denial of service (DDoS) is all about the very large attacks. The highest volume attacks certainly make all the headlines, but they are actually a tiny minority of the overall DDoS threat. The fact is that small DDoS attacks are an everyday occurrence for many organizations.

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The Dangerous Power of DDoS-for-Hire

It was reported in late December 2018 that law enforcement officials from the US, the UK, and the Netherlands, had seized the domains of 15 DDoS-for-hire sites. News reports suggested that the sites were taken down just before Christmas, because it is notoriously a time when hacker groups target retailers and gaming providers in a bid to disrupt their services.

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How the Cyber Grinch Stole Christmas

The Cyber Grinch hated Christmas! The whole retail season! With Christmas fast approaching, he exclaimed “It’s practically here, I must find a way to stop Christmas from coming!”. He sat at his computer with his red coat and hat. ‘With this hat and this coat, I look just like Saint Nick’ he said with a laugh.

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Don’t Let DDoS Attacks Hack the Holidays

Will cyber criminals be naughty or nice with your network this holiday season? Don’t let your guard down. If the past is any precedent, cyber criminals will be very busy Grinches, wreaking havoc around the world.

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