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DDoS
4 out of 5 organisations to significantly increase cybersecurity budgets in 2022
Four out of five organisations are increasing cybersecurity budgets for 2022. While half of security decision-makers say the cyber skills gap will significantly impact their 2022 strategy.
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DDoS
Automation pays off as Neustar thwarts 1.3 Tbps DDoS attack
The attack, which lasted several hours and traffic had more than 44,000 unique sources, occurred just as NSS was preparing to spin out of Neustar to become a standalone company.
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DNS attacks
DNS attacks on the rise, organisations remain unprepared
"The latest data indicates that organisations need to remain vigilant, close security gaps, and patrol for potential breaches around the clock.”
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Cybersecurity
RDDoS attacks more prevalent than ransomware - 70% of organisations targeted multiple times
Research finds RDDoS attacks are a more significant threat to organisations than ransomware.
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Ransomware
Most organisations would consider paying in ransomware attack - study
One in five companies would consider paying 20% or more of their annual revenue.
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Firewall
Organisations investing significant time modifying web application firewalls
"The sheer amount of traffic and potential threats can ensnare resources and impact the ability to introduce greater precision to those key systems."
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DDoS
Extortion, ransom-related DDoS attacks surged in 2020
There was a 154% increase in the number of cyber attacks between 2019 and 2020, with growth in ransom-related DDoS.
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Shopping
DNS threats expected to explode over the holiday period, report finds
With more people shopping online than ever before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 78% of cybersecurity professionals said they expect to see an increase in DNS-related security threats over the next month.
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DDoS
Neustar acquires Verisign's public DNS service
Those using the Verisign Public DNS will be migrated to Neustar’s infrastructure ‘in a process that will be fully transparent to them’, Neustar states.
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DDoS
Businesses left to make decisions based on old, inaccurate data, study finds
"It is more critical than ever that organisations have access to actionable, contextualised, near real-time threat data to power the network and application security tools they use to detect and block malicious actors."
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Cybersecurity
Report: 151% increase in DDoS attacks compared to 2019
It comes as the security risk profile for organisations around the world increased in large part thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing greater reliance on cloud technology and thrusting digital laggards into quick and unsecured migrations.
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Neustar
Misinformation on the rise, organisations consider how best to respond
The increase in misinformation and fake domains have left organisations perceiving the threat level to be ‘very significant’, with a third planning greater emphasis on their ability to respond in coming months.
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Domain Names
Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
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Artificial Intelligence
The weaponisation of AI: how to defend against machine generated cyber attacks
The ‘weaponisation’ of AI was predicted to be one of the biggest cybersecurity threats of 2018. Here's how to prepare.
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Cybersecurity
Stuck in the middle: how ‘grey websites’ highlight the importance of DNS decision-making
With the explosion of cyber-security attacks, what is the best way of determining which websites are good and which are bad?
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Data Protection
Tokyo is now home to a Neustar anti-DDoS data scrubbing center
“As part of Neustar’s quest to end the DDoS attack arms race, we have invested to build the largest DDoS mitigation defence network across the globe."
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Internet of Things
Preventing data theft by combining network and application layer security
Neustar's Robin Schmitt talks how cyber-criminals are utilising web and application layer security and how to stay one step ahead.
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Machine learning
Neustar invests in DDoS defense as attack rates climb
The company believes the DDoS attack rate is going to worsen ‘dramatically’ next year.
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DDoS
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.
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Cybersecurity
60% of enterprises confirm global attacks have affected cyber protection choices
Results from a recent survey of security executive from across 11 EMEA countries have been released, revealing the effects of attacks like WannaCry.
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Malware
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.
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Ransomware
DDoS attacks are 'no longer isolated events'
“Sophisticated attacks hit companies of all sizes, in all industries."