downside
Since the dawn of the internet, our privacy has been at risk. To paraphrase The Police—a heavy hitter band that dominated the airwaves in the 1970s and 1980s for those of you too young to remember—every move you make, someone’s watching you.  From cookies quietly slipped into our laptops, tablets, and phones to surreptitious tracking of the paths we take in our browsing journeys, many of us simply accept that giving up some privacy is
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hacker
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading across the world in the first quarter of 2020, a lot of day-to-day activities like shopping, work, food delivery, learning, and recreation have moved online. There has also been increased internet usage as people search for information regarding COVID-19. This shift to online activities has made government, health, media, retail, and other essential services websites an attractive target for DDoS attackers. That being said, DDoS attacks have not only
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ransomware
This guide will discuss the steps you can take to retrieve your data from a ransomware attack successfully.  If you have experienced such an attack, you will agree that ransomware is one of the most dreadful experiences. Just imagine the scenario: You are working on your system, and suddenly a message pops up, indicating your system has been hijacked. And the only way to gain access to your computer system is to pay the dedicated
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ransom
A ransom-driven DDoS attack is a new scheme performed by a group of cybercriminals that threaten to launch Distributed DoS attacks against unprotected companies. These groups extort victims by demanding ransom payments and intimidating them. Ransom DDoS can be so deadly because first, it creates fear, and second (if they are executed), they can hold the service of systems, websites, servers, or entire networks “ as prisoners.”  Organizations victims of these DDoS extortion campaigns see
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MSSP
Web Application Firewalls (WAF) are one of the most important security technologies against denial-of-service attacks (DDoS). If you are new here, this is a type of cyberattack in which a malicious actor makes an online service unavailable to users by overwhelming a system with traffic from multiple sources. Simply put, a DDoS attack is more or less like a traffic snarl-up on the highway, barring regular traffic from getting to their destination.   DDoS attacks are
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cloud security
IT security is more than just managing a single server. Now, the growing popularity of the cloud environment is able to address the same internal and external threats within the field. Cloud service providers manage the cloud computing environment for companies, so does this mean that companies are free from all kinds of existing security problems? Not really.  Cloud service providers do provide security services but are still at the hardware security level. However, application
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business
DDoS attacks are among the most complex and devastating cybersecurity threats that organizations struggle with today. While a blizzard of DDoS attacks continues through 2020, and many enterprises have already lost millions of dollars, 40% of companies are still unclear about how to protect their businesses.  In this article, we will help you understand what a DDoS attack is and what the most effective DDoS protection strategies are. What is a DDoS attack? Distributed denial-of-service
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PoC
What is PoC? PoC refers to Proof of Concept (or PoC) and is used in almost all industries as a way for potential customers to test out products before taking the leap and making a big purchase, much like test driving a car.  For companies interested in cloud web application security, doing a PoC is one way to know whether a certain WAF is a good fit for them. A PoC allows a potential customer
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web application firewall
If you’re an internet data center (IDC) or web hosting provider, you are likely tasked with making security accessible to customers. While a network firewall serves as the first line of defense in your data center, security solutions like web application firewalls (WAF), application delivery controllers, and sandboxing software are needed to address emerging threats aimed at your data center and customers. This is because a majority of cyber threats actually target web applications, meaning
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bot
DDoS are nothing new; the first DDoS attacks started back in 1996. But many gave them no attention until 20 years later, in 2016, when the feared DDoS Mirai botnet infected thousands of IP-based web-cams with “cheap bandwidth” which brought down major websites.  Now, the techniques are evolving.  In this post, we’ll review the evolution of DDoS attacks. How they started, and what they have become—the new techniques being used by hackers. Then we’ll give
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