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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 4: 5 Cybersecurity Topics to Watch in 2022

One of the core principles of cybersecurity is not letting things “slip through the cracks”. An effective security posture depends on visibility. The more visibility you have into the environments where your data is, the more successful you will be in applying your organization’s security protocols and identifying suspicious behavior. Here are five cybersecurity issues […]

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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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New reforms will enhance the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure

Improving the security of critical infrastructure has become the focus of many governments around the world, including Australia. This is because a failure or disruption in one area of critical infrastructure can have flow on effects that affect a nation’s security, economy and sovereignty. In the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) Annual Report 2020-21, Mike […]

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With SLAs for DDoS Mitigation, the devil is in the details

When it comes to choosing the right DDoS protection there are many factors to consider including Network Capacity, Reliability, Service, Price and Time to Mitigation (TTM). In a recent survey, we asked participants what factor they considered most critical when choosing a DDoS protection solution. They listed TTM, along with quality of mitigation, as the […]

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DDoS attacks on VoIP and the urgent need for DDoS protection

VoIP companies have recently been the target of a series of ransom Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks around the globe with UK-based VoIP providers including VoIP Unlimited, and Quebec-based company VoIP.ms being hit by aggressive and sustained attacks destabilizing their infrastructure and causing massive disruption to services. These DDoS attacks on VoIP providers have […]

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Learning how MTU and MSS work is key to using DDoS Protection as a Service

Maximum Transmit Unit (MTU) and Maximum Segment Size (MSS) are two important terms you should be familiar with when venturing into the world of networking, especially if you are working with GRE and IPSEC tunnels. And if you are looking to use DDoS Protection as a service, you will need to know how MTU and […]

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Shorter, sharper DDoS attacks are on the rise – and attackers are sidestepping traditional mitigation approaches

Imagine that your network is under attack. A couple of minutes ago, you detected a large burst of traffic, out of nowhere. Now it’s in excess of 60 Gbps, and overwhelming your network. Your mitigation service hasn’t picked up the attack yet, and you’re just about to take a closer look when it stops as […]

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The pitfalls of relying only on your ISP for DDoS protection

Relying on your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for DDoS protection is like going to a restaurant known for the freshest, tastiest seafood and ordering beef. Sure, they have it on the menu and they are happy to sell it to you, but the experience is not likely to compare well to what you’d have in […]

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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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The 4-phase approach smart companies take to mitigate DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been a significant feature of the cyber threat landscape over the past two decades. The 2021 DDoS Threat Landscape Report reveals that attacks today are constantly evolving in complexity, volume, size, and frequency. The only constant in DDoS attacks is the attackers’ continued focus on the critical infrastructure […]

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