The global pandemic has brought both tragedy and unprecedented change in our personal lives.  But our professional lives have also been dramatically transformed. It’s as if we’re using an entirely new operating system. It’s called the remote workforce. And as if 2020 weren’t challenging enough, IT security managers are suffering their own pandemic symptoms—more headaches than ever as cybercriminals become even more inventive and our systems more vulnerable, due in part to the advent of
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There’s no doubt that DDoS attacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated. Cybercriminals are evolving in the duration, techniques, and extent of their attacks, consequently raising the costs of these attacks to businesses.  According to Ponemon Institute study, a DDoS attack will cost an average of $22,000 for every minute of downtime it causes. This means significant losses for businesses since an attack will last 54 minutes on average, with some attacks taking a day
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“Automation might be a good thing, but don’t forget that it began with Frankenstein.” — Anonymous.  Frankenstein monster’s intelligence came from a mad scientist. The monster only knew how to carry out instructive and repetitive tasks. Whether they were wrong or right decisions? That was outside the artificial mind of the poor monster.  The same goes for today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is just a tool created and used by humans. You can create self-autonomous
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If there’s one thing that 2020 taught us, it’s this—predicting the future can sometimes be a sloppy thing to do. When the COVID-19 pandemic waltzed in this year, it threw a curveball on everyone’s plans and predictions.  And yet, 2020 is not going to stop us from making calculated guesses about our future. Your top priority is to control the “known unknowns” before they happen and mitigate the dangers of completely unknown risks as much
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ddos attack
Can you really track a DDoS attack? Would you be able to find who’s behind the attack? Who’s DDoSing you? The first “D” in the compound word “DDoS” is the big problem. Tracking a “Distributed” attack coming from thousands of infected machines turned into bots is no easy task. But using a detective’s most popular tools, like back-engineering, mitigation, and forensics, could give you the upper hand.  Remember: DDoS attacks only lead to destruction. Mitigate
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A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack often involves multiple computer systems or bots flooding a target system with illegitimate traffic. The target server becomes overwhelmed and either stop functioning or malfunctions when legit traffic (i.e. visitors) comes in, resulting in disruption of core business operations.  In recent years, DDoS attacks have become a common occurrence and more lethal than you can imagine. Not keeping up with the constantly evolving DDoS landscape could leave your
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Cybercrimes are the biggest threat to every online company globally, with a web attack occurring once every 39 seconds. To make matters worse, traditional firewalls and antivirus software could be irrelevant in preventing these attacks and possible breaches. Application security goes a long way in ensuring your applications are secure by finding, fixing, and enhancing the security of your applications. To enable your organization or company to make informed decisions, here are some of the
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December 23, 2020

Fully Managed WAF Benefits

There is no autopilot on a Web Application Firewall (WAF). An automatic turn/off button that sets your WAF to do all the work while you forget about security.  If you don’t want to risk DDoS, XSS, SQL injection attacks, you will have to grab the manual control and start deploying, configuring, and operating your WAF. But this is no task for the ordinary web admin. Depending on the application, managing a WAF can take intensive
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A Web Application Firewall (WAF) can protect your web applications and website from the many intrusions and attacks that your network firewall cannot. Depending on its type, a WAF can protect against buffer overflows, XSS attacks, session hijacking, and SQL injection. However, not all WAFs are equal, and definitely, they do not provide the same level of security. Here is a checklist to help you evaluate different web application software and choose one that is
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open source waf
A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a firewall meant for HTTP applications to prevent cyberattacks such as cookie-poisoning, cross-site forgery, cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and file inclusion. There are both commercial WAFs and open-source WAFs.  Commercial WAFs are expensive and not always affordable. Open-source WAFs exist to create accessibility to WAF technology to people and businesses that cannot afford commercial WAFs.  What’s more, they are highly flexible and customizable, allowing developers to modify the code
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