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Inside the World of Hacker Reconnaissance

March 19, 2013 — by Eyal Benishti1

The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell once stated, "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." Unfortunately, it appears that attackers launching DoS/DDoS attacks have embraced this line of thought and invested their efforts in reconnaissance and meticulous preparation during the "pre-attack" phase. Drawing from attacks handled by our Emergency Response Team (ERT), Radware recently conducted research on the ways in which pre-attack planning and detailed preparation dramatically increases the potency and success rate of attacks.

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Stock Exchanges in the Line of Fire

March 6, 2013 — by Ziv Gadot0

During last week’s RSA conference in San Francisco, I gave a lecture titled "Stock Exchanges in the Line of Fire – Morphology of Cyber Attacks." Based predominantly on my experience as part of Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) that provides 24/7 DDoS attack mitigation support, I focused on three specific topics:

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US Bank Attacks in Review – It’s a Brave New World

January 14, 2013 — by Carl Herberger1

An article published in the New York Times last Wednesday touched off a media frenzy by suggesting that Iran has been behind the cyber attacks on US financial institutions taking place since late September of last year. While the questions of forensics and culpability pose a particular challenge when it comes to cyber security, there are a number of unprecedented components to these attacks that should absolutely command our attention.

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Last Week to Participate! Attack Mitigation Black Belt Final Round Begins Today.

July 16, 2012 — by Carl Herberger0

If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time to participate – the last week of Radware’s Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge begins today and ends this week. And what a challenge it is! More and more people are participating each week and the leader board has changed hands a number of times – with the standing after the Red Belt challenge resulting in a tie for first place!

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Calling All Attack Mitigation Experts – Red Belt Round Begins Today!

July 9, 2012 — by Carl Herberger0

Two more weeks left in the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge and congratulations to all who have earned a green belt. As we head into the next round of progressively difficult questions, we have a fierce competition for the Champion. “Brewer” is giving “dh” a run for the money, with only one second separating these first and second place contenders. Check out the Leader Board for the rankings.

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2012 Considerations Before Buying an Attack Mitigation System

November 18, 2011 — by Carl Herberger1

Managing the security of critical information has proven a challenge for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Even companies that invest in the latest security infrastructure and tools soon discover that these technology-based “solutions” are short-lived. From antivirus software to firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems, these solutions are, in fact, merely the most effective strategies at the time of implementation. In other words, as soon as businesses build or strengthen a protective barrier, the “bad guys” find another way to get in.