In my last article, I was discussing how malicious cryptocurrency mining is all set to exploit technological as well as human vulnerabilities this year. In this article, I will continue digging deeper and discuss its patterns of invasions.
A topic inescapably in the minds of us Brits is what type of relationship will the U.K. maintain with the EU post our departure, which in one transitional form or another is slated to commence 29 March 2019.
The next few months are considered to be a pivotal period for defining what this relationship will look like and of as of right now there are many unknowns, including implications for the U.K.’s cyber assurance capability.
There are broadly three domains across cybersecurity that could be impacted by the character of the agreements struck: Skills access, legal matters and threat intel sharing.
It is sensible for security leaders in U.K. -headquartered businesses to start thinking about the potential impacts and considering plans to mitigate. The below is not an exhaustive exploration, just some initial food for thought.
As all applications need to be both secured and fast, the industry moves towards mitigating bad bots. As nearly 25% of all web traffic is generated by bad bots, we have to be sure we can detect and block them. Of course, this ratio depends on your market – for example, gambling companies and airlines have approximately 54% and 44% of their traffic coming from bad bots, respectively.
Consumers demand a secure, world-class experience, but when organizations deploy new applications and services to deliver that experience, customer data is put at risk. If forward-thinking organizations are using security as a competitive differentiator to build loyalty with customers, how are executives expected to accomplish this facing new security threats, tight budgets, a shortfall in cybersecurity professionals, and the need to safeguard increasingly diversified infrastructures?
Before evaluating DDoS protection solutions, it is important to assess the needs, objectives, and constraints of the organization, network and applications. These factors will define the criteria for selecting the optimal solution.
It’s quite evident how these days, attacks assume new forms along with transformations in the types of services that are widely used by consumers in a given period of time. Needless to mention, malware or malicious activities will find their presence in new applications and services as they evolve to occupy a prominent position in people’s lives.
Are you out of breath from the breakneck pace of cyberattacks since the start of 2018? Throughout the world, nearly daily news reports have been filed detailing the results of incredibly effective cyberattacks ranging from small companies to nation-states. The sum total of these attacks has permanently and dramatically changed the information security threat landscape. This change hasn’t gone unnoticed with the regulators and now, depending on where your business operates, you have accrued even more work to demonstrate your diligence to these threats.
A little while ago, security professionals from my firm watched as hackers began probing the network of a large financial institution. The hackers took their time, poking here, prodding there, until they had a pretty good idea of the shape of things.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have entered the 1 Tbps DDoS attack era. However, Radware research shows that DDoS attacks are not just getting bigger; they’re also getting more sophisticated. Hackers are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways of bypassing traditional DDoS defenses and compromise organizations’ service availability.
Legacy perimeter security mechanisms can be evaded very easily. It’s disappointing, but it’s true. Innovatively-designed malware and APTs have the potential to evade even the strongest signature-based security solutions that are currently being deployed across industries. This has encouraged IT companies to think beyond prevention and to design effective detection strategies. In recent times, companies have started analyzing traffic logs through a deployment of technology as well as professional services to detect attacks that are under way. However, even though traffic log analysis can promote the identification of malware activity, companies may not benefit from it much as the on-premises approach is incomplete, inefficient, and expensive at the same time.