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Optimizing Your Security: Are You Prepared For A Cyber-Attack?

Mike Revell

According to the Global Cybersecurity Status Report conducted by ISACA International in 2015, just 38% of global organizations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyber-attack. This scarily small figure shows just how at risk we are. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common; a 2017 Malwarebytes report found that the frequency of ransomware attacks alone has increased by nearly 2000% in the past 2 years.

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Are Online Gaming Sites Gambling with IT Security?

Lorna Fimia

August has seen multiple online gaming sites hit with DDoS attacks, causing tournaments to be halted and players needing reimbursement. Some of these attacks have taken domains offline, lasting for several hours and preventing players from entering the system or playing any games.

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, meaning that the target site gets flooded with illegitimate requests, which prevents real customers from connecting.

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A Survival Guide to DDoS Attacks: Ignore at Your Peril

Prevent DDoS attacks BEFORE they hurt your business

DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, attacks are a clear and present threat to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. DDoS attacks aim to knock web services and network connectivity offline by bombarding servers with millions of packets and requests that overload their target’s ability to handle them.

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You really need to “DDoS test it”!

Mike Revell

I have seen it so many times before. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) tests are being commissioned simply to fulfil a “tick-box approach” to network security. Once purchased, those concerned move on to the next project. This is fine for most IT project deployments, but when it comes to maintaining effective DDoS mitigation testing, it is a different matter.

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