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Security Week Article: The Need for Resource-Aware Mitigation Technology

August 21, 2012 — by Avi Chesla0

Recently, I wrote an article for Security Week on the growing need for security solutions to manage under-the-radar attack tools before they wreak long-term havoc on the network. When first hearing about another lethal DoS (denial-of-service) attack, the first thing that comes to mind is the volume of traffic attackers sent to take down a service, or to flood a victim’s network. Realizing a more “affordable” solution, attackers are now favoring techniques that require very little resources and can slowly occupy a victim’s machine until the resources are spent.

The ease of launching and the lethalness of these attack tools are enticing hackers to develop more sophisticated versions that are less prone to detection and blocking. It’s clear that security professionals must develop new solutions and techniques to blunt the growing popularity of such tools.

You can read more about these risks and the need for resource-aware mitigation technology to combat them in my new article at Security

Avi Chesla

Avi manages Radware’s security business unit and the security roadmap for the company’s attack mitigation system. This includes defining all product management and product marketing operations, the theoretical basis for current and future security products, and research and design of core product algorithms. He also holds several patents related to network security. Avi writes on a variety of security topics including application security, behavioral analysis, data loss, and wireless/mobile security.

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