It has been a tough year or so for everyone, and whilst it is still uncertain how many of us can jet off somewhere, certainly everyone is looking forward to a break over the summer. But before we all slow down, or even close up for a couple of weeks, we need to make sure that we are leaving businesses secure from cyber crime.more →
Tag: DDoS Mitigation
Hardening Your Cloud Environment Against DDoS
A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack seeks to exhaust resources in a given infrastructure (nowadays, mostly cloud-based systems), to hinder the operation of its services and applications.
There are different types of DDoS attacks. In volumetric assaults, the target becomes overloaded due to the sudden increase in traffic volume, disrupting it and preventing legitimate users from accessing the service.more →
Why the Energy Sector is Most at Risk From Cyberthreats
We highlighted in a recent blog that a Hiscox report had discovered that the energy sector is the industry most at risk from cybercriminals. In this blog we look at why energy and utility companies are the number one target and what those in the sector can do to protect themselves.more →
Why you need to protect your VPN from a DDoS attack
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 →
Why COVID-19 is providing the perfect opportunity to test your defenses
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 →
3 Reasons Why DDoS Protection is Your Best Investment
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 →
5 Myths About DDoS in 2020
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 You Need DDoS Testing: The Business Case for DDoS Testing in 2020
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 →