Daniel Smith

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Daniel Smith is an information security researcher for Radware’s Emergency Response Team. He focuses on security research and risk analysis for network and application based vulnerabilities. Daniel’s research focuses in on Denial-of-Service attacks and includes analysis of malware and botnets. As a white-hat hacker, his expertise in tools and techniques helps Radware develop signatures and mitigation attacks proactively for its customers.

Can You Crack the Hack?

Let’s play a game. Below are clues describing a specific type of cyberattack; can you guess what it is? This...

Bots 101: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

In our industry, the term bot applies to software applications designed to perform an automated task at a high rate of speed. Typically, I...

How Secure Is Your Digital Super Bowl Experience?

Over the last few years I have traveled around the world, researching and watching stadiums digitally evolve from the structures I once knew as...

Top 3 Cyberattacks Targeting Proxy Servers

Today, many organizations are now realizing that DDoS defense is critical to maintaining an exceptional customer experience. Why? Because nothing diminishes load times or impacts...

Threat Alert: MalSpam

Radware researchers have been following multiple campaigns targeting the financial industry in Europe and the United States. These campaigns are designed to commit fraud...

Ad Fraud 101: How Cybercriminals Profit from Clicks

Fraud is and always will be a cornerstone of the cybercrime community. The associated economic gains provide substantial motivation for today’s malicious actors, which...

2018 In Review: Memcache and Drupalgeddon

Attackers don't just utilize old, unpatched vulnerabilities, they also exploit recent disclosures at impressive rates. This year we witnessed two worldwide events that highlight...

2018 In Review: Schools Under Attack

As adoption of education technologies expanded in 2018, school networks were increasingly targeted by ransomware, data theft and denial of service attacks; the FBI...

2018 In Review: Healthcare Under Attack

Radware’s ERT and Threat Research Center monitored an immense number of events over the last year, giving us a chance to review and analyze...

2019 Predictions: Will Cyber Serenity Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

In 2018 the threat landscape evolved at a breakneck pace, from predominantly DDoS and ransom attacks (in 2016 and 2017, respectively), to automated attacks....