Taking a look back to the very first Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) twelve years ago and of course, many things are vastly different. One thing is clear. Things are more complex today, from the attacks to the infrastructure, and that benefits attackers.
As we look back over 2016, one of the most obvious stories will be the dramatic rise in the weaponization and size of DDoS attacks. At the beginning of 2016 we noted the largest attack being approximately 500Gbps. In the later months of 2016, we saw the monetization of multiple IoT-based botnet DDoS attacks that were close to breaking the 1 Tbps mark.
As my colleague discussed back in September, one of the widest ranging threats to an educational institution’s Information infrastructure today are Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks – specifically, DDoS as a smoke screen as a diversion tactic for the invasion and exfiltration of business data.
In a recent article published in […]
Throughout this month, we have shared our thoughts on the various themes aligned with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week’s theme is “Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?” In an effort to help generate more consumer awareness around online security preparedness, Arbor commissioned a survey […]
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which we use as an opportunity for an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. In week three of the month-long awareness campaign, we focus on the topic of “from the break room to the board room: creating a culture of awareness in the workplace.”
As a society, […]
October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. Look at the number of devices that we have connected to the Internet in our offices and homes. During the month of October, there will be a lot […]
October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
“National CyberSecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the […]
At Arbor, and at our parent company NETSCOUT, we talk a lot about the value that comes from Network Traffic. Traffic can bring end-to end visibility of all users, applications and services, their activities and locations from a single perspective, allowing security teams to understand trouble spots and threats, and make smart and accurate decisions […]
It is that time of year, where kids of all ages are heading back to school, with fresh, unwrapped school supplies in their backpacks with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Teacher and school administrators are busy preparing for their new incoming class of students, entering in student data, setting up distribution lists, updating their syllabuses, […]
A Guest Post by Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber LLC
Whenever I get those dreaded blank stares from an audience having trouble understanding my clumsy description of the spoofing, reflection, and amplification inherent in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, my lifeline is to jump to an analogy. Here is one […]