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Q1 2022 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report Findings Summary

Last week, Imperva released the Q1 2022 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report. To produce the report’s findings, Imperva performs detailed statistical analysis of all DDoS activity that our Threat Research Labs monitored from our global network of PoPs during the first three months of 2022. In response to the ways in which recent geopolitical events […]

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APIs Are Here to Stay, so Get in Front of Securing Them

A recent IDC survey reported that 38 percent of organizations identified cybersecurity threats and regulations as the factor having the greatest impact on their technology investment planning over the next two years. The survey also revealed that for organizations taking a digital-first business approach, unifying security was cited most frequently as their principal motivation. This […]

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API Gateway or not, You Need API Security

To build and deploy apps in a fast-paced, iterative process, cloud-native developers in organizations on the digital transformation journey rely on APIs for communication. With at least 90% of developers using APIs in cloud-native web application development, organizations are reviewing their API security strategies to ensure that security moves in lockstep with innovation. Organizations need […]

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Cybersecurity Trends: IBM’s Predictions for 2022

After the challenging year of 2021, we look forward to what’s next in 2022. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a tremendous shift in how consumers and businesses accomplish tasks with the continued shift to digital and cloud. As a result of disappearing perimeters and increased digital data, cybersecurity attacks have, not surprisingly, increased. […]

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What to Include in a Cybersecurity Disaster Recovery Plan

If the unthinkable were to happen to your business, what’s your disaster recovery plan? If bad actors were to inject ransomware into your system, what’s your process for a return to normal working? Google the words “What do I do if I have a cybersecurity breach” and the first twenty results will start with the […]

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2021 in Review, Part 3: 5 Things Security Professionals Were Discussing this Year

Today, everyone is talking about CVE-2021-44228, and with good reason. But before that, here were five of the issues that dominated virtual “water cooler talk” in 2021: 5. Data security in the cloud Champion heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” For many security practitioners, their […]

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Cheap and nasty: How for $100 low-skilled ransom DDoS extortionists can cripple your business

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks capable of crippling network resources and websites can be rented online for as little as $5 an hour. With an average financial impact of $100k for just one hour of downtime, that’s a serious return on cybercriminal investment. And that’s just for the ‘bargain basement’ attacks. Further up the […]

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Ransom DDoS: What you need to know now

According to the 2021 DDoS Threat Landscape Report, Ransom DDoS (RDoS) threats are on the rise. Imperva researchers have been monitoring threats against several of our customers where extortionists have demanded payment in BitCoin to prevent DDoS attacks. The attack patterns this year are very similar to those seen in 2020. As security teams prepare […]

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5 high-profile DDoS attacks that should chill you to the bone

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are malicious attempts to make an online service unavailable to users, usually by temporarily interrupting or suspending the services of its hosting server. Data revealed in the 2021 DDoS Threat Landscape Report strongly suggests attacks are constantly evolving in size, volume, frequency, and complexity. The report shows that while […]

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