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You can’t hide behind the Clouds

We’re beginning to hear more about content distribution network (CDN) providers burnishing their offerings with WAF-like capabilities.  While it appears to address some of...

In Security: Information Availability is Foundational

Information Availability is needed before Integrity & Confidentiality!!! Before I get into this heresy talk, let me start off by saying “I’m a security guy!” I...

You May Be Anonymous

According to a recent Norton study, cybercrime cost the global economy (in both direct damage and lost productivity time) $388 billion in 2011--significantly more...

Think you are secured? Think again following Anonymous cyber-attacks against Panama government website

On Saturday February 11, 2012 Anonymous Group coordinated a DDoS attack against Panama government website www.presidencia.gob.pa. The site suffered initially from service disruption but...

4 Massive Myths of DDoS

Myth #1: DDoS can be Solved by Adding Bandwidth Truth: As illustrated in the graph below, attacks in 2011 were quite varied and over 76%...

Israeli Website Hit with Country’s Largest Volumetric DDoS Attack on Record: What this Says About Cleaning the ISP Pipe

Today, we experienced the highest ever volumetric DDoS attack on an Israeli website. One of the leading news sites in Israel was hit by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Risks of Using SaaS from a DDoS Perspective

By David Hobbs – System Engineer at Radware David Hobbs focuses on security everyday, with 16 years experience battling the latest attempts by hackers to...

Cyber Monday: A Hacktivist’s Dream Come True?

So far this year has been astonishing for the “Named Attacks” by Hacktivists as illustrated in the chart below. In addition to these named...

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