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  • The politics of DDoS response

    Reports of a 'hack back' DDoS attack by Sony stirred up acceptable use questions.

  • Hybrid DDoS prevention emerges to counter variety of DDoS attacks

    As DDoS attacks get bigger, more frequent, and more varied, new hybrid and cloud-based DDoS prevention methods are emerging, but some fear too much automation in DDoS defense may result in a loss of...

  • SSDP DDoS attacks driving up average DDoS sizes

    New research shows that average DDoS attacks are growing larger and more prevalent as attackers have moved to exploit SSDP, the latest protocol to be abused for its amplification factor.

  • Beyond the Page: Web security meets DDoS

    As DDoS attacks become more sophisticated it gets harder to detect and defend against them. John Pescatore describes new DDoS attack vectors and discusses incident response planning to combat these attacks today.

  • In denial about DDoS: Defense planning falls short

    Advanced distributed denial-of-service attackers are using a mix of techniques to hit targeted victims in ways all too similar to advanced persistent threats. DDoS defense planning is still lax at many enterprises, but if you do not...

  • DDoS defense planning falls short

    Failure to regularly test DDoS mitigation processes can lead to inadvertent amplification of an attack.

  • Are you in denial about DDoS defense planning?

    John Pescatore discusses local and cloud-based DDoS mitigation strategies and the value of preparedness.

  • Massive GitHub DDoS attack tied to Chinese government

    Security experts say the largest DDoS attack in GitHub history, which lasted five days, was the work of the Chinese government.

  • DDoS losses potentially £100k an hour, survey shows

    DDoS attacks could expose 40% of businesses to losses of £100,000 or more an hour at peak times, a survey shows

  • AWS security thwarts DDoS attack on Freshdesk website

    One enterprise has this endorsement for AWS security: It thwarted an attack on the company's website when another provider couldn't.

    A static website that belonged to Freshdesk, Inc., a helpdesk software maker based in San Francisco, came...

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