Adopting An Application-Centric Approach To Security Management

Kyle Wickert, Lead Solution Architect of Product & Deployment at AlgoSec, discusses why organizations need to start adopting an application-centric approach to security management. The traditional approach to security management starts from the point of view of infrastructure and firewalls.  It focuses on placing perimeter protections around the entire network. It leads with security tools, […]

Linode Fends Off Multiple DDOS Attacks

It has been reported that cloud hosting company, Linode, has come under yet another DDoS attack. Richard Meeus, VP Technology EMEA at NSFOCUS commented below. Richard Meeus, VP Technology EMEA at NSFOCUS: “Successful mitigation of DDoS attacks is part of a continuous arms race against the attackers. Organisations and cloud providers need to ensure they have dynamic […]

Group Claiming To Be The Armada Collective Threatens DDoS Attacks

Following the news that cybercriminals claiming to be the Armada Collective have sent out extortion emails threatening independent and small businesses with DDoS attacks, Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below. Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire: “In my opinion, businesses are best to never pay DDoS extortionists and instead are better served saving […]

Beware The Drive-By Attack

Rapid Automation and Industrialization of Cyber Attacks

In recent years, we have witnessed a new kind of security threat which all businesses need to be aware of – the cyber drive-by attack. It is a term that has evolved over time. In the early days of the web, most online access was through a modem, and users were charged for the time […]

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 In Two Years

vDOS — a “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands of paying customers and their targets. Ofer Gayer, Product Manager for DDoS at […]