We have reached that time of year again. The clocks have been put back, the nights get darker, and the weather is getting colder. Halloween is out of the way, so we are all on the countdown to Christmas. And part of the countdown includes two more recent American traditions – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.more →
Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS is an attack where there is an attempt to render an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple distributed sources.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a pivotal organization in cyber security advice and supports the most critical organizations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs and the general public.more →
Do You Really Need A Cyber Incident Playbook?
As part of business continuity planning most organisations have a disaster recovery plan in place in case of a fire, flood or other business impacting incidents, so why should planning for a Cyber Security incident be any different? Building a strong Cyber Incident Playbook is vital and works together with in tandem with other procedures should issues arise.more →
Protecting UK energy and utility companies from cyber and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is a top priority for the government. Organizations responsible for critical national infrastructure have become a prime target for denial-of-service events; a DDoS attack is designed to overwhelm networks with bogus traffic and has the potential to cause massive utility outages and service disruption.more →
IoT devices are everywhere and some businesses are only just starting to realise the security implications of so many unmanaged items on their network. The number of IoT devices is forecast to increase five fold to 75 billion devices by 2025. Couple the roll out of cellular IoT and faster 5G networks with vulnerable IoT devices, and you could be gifting hackers the ability to utilise compromised devices to launch DDoS attacks and/or deploy malware.more →
This month we are sharing a blog from our security partner Oracle Dyn that takes a look at dealing with DDoS attacks.
If a DDoS attack hasn’t happened to your organization yet, odds are one will eventually. So it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with DDoS attack mitigation best practices.more →
This month we are sharing a blog from our partner Radware that takes a look at DDoS mitigation testing.
A couple of months ago, I was on a call with a company that was in the process of evaluating DDoS mitigation services to protect its data centers. This company runs mission critical applications and were looking for comprehensive coverage from various types of attacks, including volumetric, low and slow, encrypted floods, and application-layer attacks.more →
With the prevalence of massive cyber-attacks in recent years, it is no wonder that cyber insurance is a growing industry. See our blog on the types of cyber insurance available.
Some companies are weighing the pros and cons of cyber insurance versus DDoS protection. However perhaps it is not the answer that we should look at, but the question.more →