NetworkSecurity2014

It’s A Hard SOC Life

Today, cyberattacks are changing in form, complexity, volume and timing. One of the larger DDoS Mitigation providers noticed that, in addition to increasing size, DDoS attacks also increased in frequency as they mitigated 32.43% more attacks between 2012 and 2013. Hackers aren’t going to stick with a single attack method and they aren’t going to…

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Email Security is Mostly Hype, Right? Right?

You don’t really need to bother with all those complicated passwords, antivirus software, firewalls and such. It’s all just security vendors and security consultants trying to scare everyone so they can sell their products and services. At times I don’t actually disagree with those statements. But, email security is also common sense, like locking our…

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SSL…Not Again!

Back in February, we talked about the Apple flaw that undoubtedly opened the door for targeted attacks specific to Secure Socket Layer (SSL). A few months later researchers have uncovered another vulnerability – one that impacts a vast majority of Internet users. The new major security flaw exposes a vulnerability in encryption and has reportedly…

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Botnets – They Won’t Be Going Anywhere

Botnets are a nuisance, to put it nicely. They are large, grow like weeds, are difficult to detect and take down and are usually constructed with bad intentions. Some of the most well-known and lucrative botnets to ever exist have infected and taken control of between 100,000 – 10+ million devices. For example the Zero…

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