The only way to fight today’s cyber-attacks is to be prepared. Read these short articles that provide observations, explanations and information about today’s threat landscape.
In today’s hyper-connected world, nearly all businesses, regardless of size or
industry, have some element of their operations based online. From the largest
online retailers and financial service companies to gaming and social media
brands, organizations are transforming how they conduct business and have
become increasingly dependent on network-based services.
Businesses of all sizes, across all verticals, generate significant sales online,
increasing their risk and exposure from outages and breaches. Unfortunately,
malicious actors understand this and target online businesses with this in mind.
You are catching up on some Web surfing using your favorite mobile device, when all of a sudden everything freezes and you receive a message telling you...
Richard Clarke, a former White House cyber security adviser, coined the acronym CHEW to refer to the four main threats: crime, hactivism, espionage, and war.
A definitive trend in the cyber-security market is the movement towards “hybrid” DDoS protection solutions. In Radware’s 2014-2015 Global Network & Application Security Report, we can see that many information security practitioners have either already implemented hybrid technologies (36% of survey respondents), or plan to by the end of 2015 (48%).
One of the primary capabilities to consider when evaluating DDoS cyber-attack mitigation vendors is time to mitigate. Specifically, how quickly can effective protection be enabled once a DDoS attack is detected? The immediacy of DDoS mitigation is important for one very obvious reason: downtime costs companies money and many modern attacks create immediate downtime when they hit. The faster a DDoS attack can be mitigated, the faster the site is back up and the less financial impact to the company.
All too often, organizations small and large fall victim to the false notion that having a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that provides web optimization services, is also the ideal place to protect from DDoS threats. While CDNs often have excess capacity that can be used for attack absorption, they generally are not set up to effectively protect their customer’s infrastructure, data centers or even applications.