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2016 Attack Trends

December 6, 2016 — by Daniel Smith0

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2016 has been an eventful year when it comes to denial of service attacks. This year the industry as a whole has seen the largest attacks ever, and new attack vectors designed to test and challenge modern day defenses. Every year Radware’s ERT sees millions of attacks and our ERT Researchers throughout the year are constantly reviewing and analyzing these attacks to gain further insight into trends and changes in the attack vector landscape.

This year, two of the most common trends among attackers were burst attacks, aka “hit and run”, and advanced persistent denial of service (ApDoS) campaigns. Throughout the year we have observed a number of attackers using short bursts of high volume attacks in random intervals, and attacks that have lasted weeks, involving multiple vectors aimed at all network layers simultaneously. These types of attacks have a tendency to cause frequent disruptions in a network server’s SLA and can prevent legitimate users from accessing your services.

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In the Crosshairs: Six Cyber Security Threats Gunning for Your Online Business

August 10, 2016 — by Radware0

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In today’s hyper-connected world, nearly all businesses, regardless of size or industry, have some element of their operations based online. From the largest online retailers and financial service companies to gaming and social media brands, organizations are transforming how they conduct business and have become increasingly dependent on network-based services. Even the smallest service-oriented organizations rely on the Internet for ecommerce or as a platform to deliver services to employees and partners.

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Adaptive Managed Services Bolster Security

June 30, 2016 — by Jason Ford0

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By Jason Ford, Chief Technology Officer of BlackMesh

The benefits of relying on a managed service provider are seemingly endless. Managed services can help organizations focus on business strategies, conserve funds and resources, mitigate risks, and maintain, operate, and deploy environments. In recent years, however, the IT industry has come to a crossroad where managed services meet security. With the current threats of cyber hacks and intrusion methods being what they are, security is as important – or perhaps more important – to system owners as any other advantages they garner from a managed service provider. While championing the incomparable value correlated with having a powerful and dependable infrastructure without having to manage it, enterprises now can – and do – feel the same about managed security services.

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School Networks Getting Hacked – Is it the Students’ Fault?

June 23, 2016 — by Daniel Smith1

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School networks are increasingly becoming victims of cyber-attacks. They are presented with unique threats and challenges that most organizations do not have to deal with. Every year schools see thousands of new students that bring with them an arsenal of potentially vulnerable devices. To add to this growing complexity, most college campuses have migrated to digital platforms like Blackboard and Moodle. These online web portals are prime targets for denial of service attacks.

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Has TeamViewer Been Hacked?

June 2, 2016 — by Daniel Smith0

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Over the last month there have been numerous TeamViewer users reporting unauthorized access into their computers that resulted in financial loss and stolen credentials. TeamViewer is a software package used by both personal and enterprise users for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfers and more. TeamViewer also uses end-to-end encryption to prevent a number of different potential attack vectors such as Man in The Middle (MITM) and brute-force attacks.