Category: Network Security

Building Resilience in Critical Systems

Building Resilience in Critical Systems Guest Blogger: Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist, Agari In the late 2000s, email phishing rose from obscurity to front page news...

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Massive DDoS Attacks of Over 1 Million Queries Per Second Threaten Root Servers That Support The Global Internet

On Nov 30 and again on Dec. 1, massive DDoS attacks against several Internet based DNS root servers with volumes of over 1 million queries...

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The “Nonsense Name” Attack is Not New

CloudShield has a no-nonsense solution. Network World recently published an article called, “A new kind of DDoS threat: The ‘Nonsense Name’ attack” by Cricket Liu...

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Pick a Strategy for Dealing with BIND Vulnerabilities

It’s well known that DNS servers and protocols were first designed decades ago without security in mind. With the increasing “internet of things”, DNS operations...

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Gamers Go Offline Over Weekend as Massive DDoS Attacks Hit Sony PlayStation

Over the weekend, the gaming world was hit by a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which disrupted several networks, including League of...

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A Difficult New DNS DDoS Attack

More and more DNS administrators know that attackers can use reflection or request open recursive DNS servers to amplify the effect of a DNS-based attack....

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Using Contract Provisions to Mitigate Potential Damage from Cyber Attacks

By Camille Stewart Law Seminars International hosted a thought-provoking teleconference event last week on “Contractual Protections for Cyber Attacks.” While most information security presentations emphasize...

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Groundhog Day for DNS DDoS Attack Announcements

On February 11, 2014, Prolexic announced that there is increased likelihood of Domain Name Services (DNS) Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks because a new...

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Sochi 2014 Olympics: Despite Big Spending, Security Issues Loom Large

Thus far, the upcoming XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi are on track to be the most expensive Olympics in history. According to official estimates,...

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Bakken Shale Boom Creates Security Challenges for Energy Industry

The continuing boom in the shale gas industry has created new opportunities as well as new security risks for the energy industry throughout the U.S....

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