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Are you ready for the new age of attacks?

October 13, 2016 — by Ben Desjardins0

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The unprecedented attacks launched recently against Brian Krebs’ blog (Krebs on Security) and the hosting provider OVH highlight the immense damage from IoT-driven botnets, and really signal a new age of attacks.

For years, security evangelists have been talking about the potential for IoT-driven attacks, a message that has often been met with a combination of eye rolls and skepticism. That’s likely no longer the case after these latest attacks. It’s a shift I experienced first-hand at the SecureWorld event in Denver where I participated in a panel on the current threat landscape. Suddenly, the IoT threat has more attention in such a setting, whereas in the past it held more merit in the future threats panels and discussions. This week’s panel elicited a palpable degree of anxiety from the audience about what these attacks mean for security professionals.