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How Smoke Screen Cyber-Attacks Are Being Used in Data Breaches

December 9, 2015 — by Ron Winward2

2015 was a paramount year in data exfiltration. You may be familiar with many of the data breaches that were covered in the media this year, including the United States IRS, several major health care providers, Ashley Madison, and most recently, the personal data of children and parents from the vTech breach. Just last week, retailer Target agreed to settle with several banks for $39 million over their 2013 data breach.


Why Your Firewall Could Fail During a DDoS Attack

November 30, 2015 — by Ron Winward1


Can Your Firewall and IPS Block DDoS Attacks?  This question is something we hear often at Radware.  The concern surrounds the uncertainty that stateful devices (firewalls, IDS/IPS, and load balancers) could become the fault point in a network when it is under attack.  According to our research of different attacks analyzed over the last year, approximately one third of the failures in attacks were attributed to stateful devices being placed in front of a web-facing resource.  In other words, the devices that we deploy in the datacenter to maintain our uptime are sometimes the specific reason that networks fail when they come under attack.