As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations find themselves rushing to meet the sudden increase in Remote Access VPN (RA-VPN) traffic as many employees are choosing to (or have been asked to) work from home. Unfortunately, this also offers opportunities for malicious attackers to launch attacks on the VPN infrastructure at a time when they know the impact will be most felt.more →
We have always advocated DDoS testing your systems on a regular basis on the premise that it is no good waiting until you experience a DDoS attack to find out that the mitigation that you so diligently put in place doesn’t provide the protection you need. But we know that many companies struggle to find the time to be able to run such tests.more →
This month we are sharing a blog from our partner Radware who explain why DDoS protection is so important.
DDoS protection can easily be compared to a car’s airbag system: it’s hard to appreciate its true value until it’s needed. Like airbags, DDoS protection provides invaluable peace-of-mind and a constant safeguard against the lurking threats that no one wants to think about, but must always prepare for.more →
This month we are sharing a blog from our partner Radware who explain why DDoS is just as much as threat today as it always has been.
The nature of DDoS attacks is shifting, and while some organizations might believe that DDoS is a thing of the past, this is not the case.more →
Why conduct a DDoS Test?
Historically, security specialists have never placed DDoS testing high on the IT agenda, relying mainly on vulnerability assessment and penetration testing as a means of security validation. However, things are changing. DDoS attacks are no longer simply a risk to the availability of an IT system or service.more →
1999 marked the first recorded case of a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. A small set of computers which were infected with malware attacked, and took offline, the entire network of the University of Minnesota. Fast forward 20 years and DDoS attacks have evolved into a much larger and more significant security threat to today’s organisations.more →
On my way home from visiting a customer last week, I was thinking about a question that he had raised. He asked me “What is the best way to prepare for a DDoS attack?”
A DDoS attack is a special type of Denial of Service attack. Malicious traffic is generated from a multitude of sources and orchestrated from one central point.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 →