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Interview: Big Switch talks network security, data centres and DDoS attacks
“It is no longer acceptable to have weak spots for low-value assets, as an attack will spread from low-value to high-value assets as it progresses."
Measure and mitigate risk to build a comprehensive cyber defense
It is helpful to think of cybersecurity risk as a three-dimensional concept: a function of threat, vulnerability and consequence.
Industry collaboration brings down WireX Android botnet
"I want to especially thank the organizations who are attacked with DDoS traffic and are kind enough to share detailed information about the attacks."
New report reveals hackers weaponising old vulnerabilities
Attacks are on the rise and cybercriminals are reverting to old techniques, with Akamai using the quote “everything old is new again."
Why DDoS attacks show no signs of slowing down
The scale of devastation can have a lot to do with how attackers use resources, such as IoT devices, to launch wide-scale attacks.
Cybercrime: What to expect for the rest of 2017 and how to prepare
So far this year we have already borne witness to a multitude of serious cybercrime. NordVPN has provided insights for what the second half may hold.
DDoS attacks on gaming providers are causing mayhem for players everywhere
The gaming industry is feeling the pressure of DDoS attacks, and none more so than over the last several weeks.
Sententia talks IoT hacking, surveillance & modem backdoors at ASIAL Conference
“The internet is filth. It’s hackers and rats, infiltrating the internet. It’s our job to make it clean.”
TPB urges cybersecurity savviness for tax practitioners
Acting Chair Greg Lewis believes that practitioners should consider professional indemnity (PI) insurance cover to deal with first-party losses.
Arbor networks deemed Asia Pacific’s 2017 Anti-DdoS Vendor of the Year
Frost & Sullivan has presented Arbor Networks the 2017 Asia Pacific Anti-Distributed Denial of Service Vendor of the Year award.
DDoS attacks hitting 'record-breaking' levels as volumes increase 380%
DDoS attackers are hitting hard, fast and with no breaks in between, leading to record-breaking attacks over hours or even days.
Lazada Group ups DDoS protection for its online shopping network
Lazada Group has taken a more focused approach to DDoS mitigation through a new partnership with Qrator Labs.
Micron21 seeks security professionals for cyber terrorism challenge
Micron21 has put forth a 'cyber terrorism' challenge to see if anyone can breach their security with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
The rise of ransomware in Southeast Asia
It is likely that cybercriminals will target on internet of things (IOT) devices in technologically, advanced economies throughout Southeast Asia
DDoS: How Big Data can help combat a real and prevalent threat
DDoS attacks are becoming more and more prevalent. More than 2000 attacks observed every day force thousands of websites into shutdown.
NTT survey finds phishing methods are the hottest ways of delivering ransomware
Email phishing is now one of the most widely-used methods of distributing ransomware, but organisations should not fear the statistics.
Arbor Networks: Beware of headline risk with DDoS attacks
A term you will frequently hear in the stock markets is “headline risk” and it occurs when a news story adversely affects a stock's price.
It's a game of risk: DDoS attacks intensify in 2017
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are getting larger this year and it’s now a game of risk, according to a new report from Neustar.
Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’
An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain.
Asia Pacific MSSPs staying buoyant amidst economic slowdown
Asia Pacific Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) are experiencing healthy growth an market buoyancy despite an economic slowdown.
Security firm NSFOCUS launches in Australia; signs Aquion as distributor
NSFOCUS has moved into Australia and says it is ‘uniquely placed’ to protect against cyber attacks from China.
NCSC report counts 338 recorded attacks on NZ’s ‘nationally significant organisations’
12 months to June 30 2016, there were 338 attacks against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.
Nexusguard launches ‘industry first’ cloud DDoS mitigation platform
"As DDoS attacks continue to grow & become more complex, having the agility to evolve alongside the attacks and customise our protection strategies."
Interview: RedShield's lowdown on TLS, DDoS & why breach legislation is good for everyone
“What you have is enough companies that don’t have mitigation service providers in place that still make the attacker’s job fairly easy."