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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.

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Why COVID-19 is providing the perfect opportunity to test your defenses

Sharon Holland

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.

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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.

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20 Years of DDoS attacks

Oliver Sears

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.

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Protecting Energy and Utility Companies from DDoS Attacks

Lorna Fimia

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.

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