DDoS Attack Myths: Does Size Really Matter?

Major DDoS attacks are often portrayed in the media using measurement terms like “a 10Gbps DDoS attack hit site X” or “an 8 Million...

Cloud Expo Europe 2012: Missed Opportunities From ADC Services

Last week I attended the Cloud Expo Europe 2012, which was held in the Olympia exhibition hall in London. During the exhibition, I helped...

Giving Up On Security? How Security Companies Can Gain Trust Back

Following recent escalation of cyber attack campaigns by the Anonymous group and most recently the pro-Palestinian “hacktivists” (Saudi Arabian hacker “0xOmar”) that tried over...

Alteon 5224: Future-Proof ADC that Makes it a Breeze

If you're part of the IT/network infrastructure industry or, even better, if you own an application or a line of business (LOB), you surely...

CDN Networks as a Weapon for DDoS

Early in my career, I worked for CacheFlow (now BlueCoat). I spent a fair amount of time exploring proxy systems and how to abuse...

The Rise of “Auto Attacks,” Step aside Botnets!

Well, in case you missed it, the world has been going to “hell-in-a-hen-basket” over the past two weeks. The weeks have distinguished themselves as...

5 Questions About Anonymous’ New DDoS Techniques

In case anyone missed this news, Group Anonymous has put up code at pastehtml.com (a free and anonymous HTML code-hosting site) which uses your...

Clouding the Company: What You Need to Know if You Plan to Move to the Cloud In 2012

I recently participated in an ADC challenge hosted by Network World, in which we discussed the concept of migrating applications into the cloud and...

Lesson Learned: ISPs & CDNs aren’t enough for Anti-DDoS

Well, I suppose that many in the Hacktivist world have resolved that 2012 would be a ‘breakout’ year for them as the level of...

2011: Why has Group Anonymous Been So Successful?

As we shut the door on 2011 and begin the planning efforts for 2012, I can’t help but be astonished on how effective the...