London, UK – 27 October 2015 – Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of First Line of Defense® security solutions against DDoS attacks, today confirmed it is backing the UK’s Security Serious initiative. Over 50 of the world’s most renowned experts in cyber-crime and security have committed to offering their time and expertise for free to others who want to become more security savvy and cyber-aware.
Adding its support, Corero is to host an online presentation on the topic of: “The Evolution of DDoS Protection: A Sophisticated Approach to DDoS Defense”, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 27th October at 2pm. The talk will outline the changing nature of DDoS attacks in recent years and how organizations can effectively defend against them.
According to Corero’s latest Trends and Analysis report, DDoS attacks have risen by almost a third (32%) over the last quarter. Analyzing customer data, Corero found that attackers are continuing to leverage sub-saturating DDoS attacks with increasing frequency, using shorter attack durations to evade legacy cloud DDoS scrubbing solutions to cause network disruptions and, in some cases, distract victims while other malware infiltrates networks and steals customer information and corporate data.
Dave Larson, CTO at Corero Network Security, said: “When it comes to DDoS, the drivers are endless, and the attacks keep coming. In order to keep up with the shifting and progressive range of threats, businesses must ensure that their defenses are robust enough to cope. Even if you have not suffered a major outage, organizations should not be lulled into a false sense of security by thinking that DDoS is not a problem for them. Attacks strike organizations of all sizes and no sector is immune.”
Taking place from 26 to 30 October, the Security Serious campaign has attracted the support of a range of large businesses, universities, associations and government bodies including: Unilever, BT, Canon UK, HSBC, GlaxoSmithKline, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, as well as many of the world’s leading IT security vendors.
Yvonne Eskenzi, organiser of Security Serious Week, said: “This week is all about raising awareness and improving people’s attitude towards security, especially as many of us at some time in our lives will become a victim of cyber-crime. The only way we’ll be able to create a more secure online place to trade is if we all become more security savvy.”
The Corero webinar is taking place on Tuesday 27th October at 2pm. It is free to attend by signing up here.