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Healthcare is in Cybercriminals’ Crosshairs

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The healthcare industry is a prime target of hackers. According to Radware’s 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report, healthcare was the second-most attacked industry after the government sector in 2018. In fact, about 39 percent of healthcare organizations were hit daily or weekly by hackers and only 6 percent said they’d never experienced a […]

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Detecting and Mitigating HTTPS Floods…Without Decryption Keys

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What is an HTTPS flood attack? Why is everybody talking about it these days? And is it really such a big threat? HTTPS flood attack is a generic name for DDoS attacks that exploit SSL/TLS protocols over HTTP communications. Lately, we’ve been hearing much about this specific type of DDoS attack and other SSL/TLS attack […]

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The Normalization of DDoS Attacks

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In June, I traveled to Israel to attend BsidesTLV and Cyber Week. Both of these events included incredible presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. They also provided many unique opportunities to discuss research, privacy, and policy on many different levels with industry leaders and government officials from around the world. Some of my preferred events during […]

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Why You Still Need That DDoS Appliance

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More and more organizations are adopting cloud-based DDoS defenses and substituting them for their old, premise-based DDoS appliances. Nonetheless, there are still a number of reasons why you might want to keep that DDoS appliance around. The Rise of Cloud Protection More and more organizations are deploying cloud-based DDoS mitigation services. Indeed, Frost & Sullivan […]

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5 Key Considerations in Choosing a DDoS Mitigation Network

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A DDoS mitigation service is more than just the technology or the service guarantees. The quality and resilience of the underlying network is a critical component in your armor, and one which must be carefully evaluated to determine how well it can protect you against sophisticated DDoS attacks. Below are five key considerations in evaluating […]

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Out of the Shadows, Into the Network

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Network security is a priority for every carrier worldwide. Investments in human resources and technology solutions to combat attacks are a significant part of carriers’ network operating budgets. The goal is to protect their networks by staying a few steps ahead of hackers. Currently, carriers may be confident that their network security solution is detecting […]

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Is It Legal to Evaluate a DDoS Mitigation Service?

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A couple of months ago, I was on a call with a company that was in the process of evaluating DDoS mitigation services to protect its data centers. This company runs mission critical applications and were looking for comprehensive coverage from various types of attacks, including volumetric, low and slow, encrypted floods, and application-layer attacks. […]

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DDoS Protection Requires Looking Both Ways

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Service availability is a key component of the user experience. Customers expect services to be constantly available and fast-responding, and any downtime can result in disappointed users, abandoned shopping carts, and lost customers. Consequently, DDoS attacks are increasing in complexity, size and duration. Radware’s 2018 Global Application and Network Security Report found that over the […]

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Security Pros and Perils of Serverless Architecture

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Serverless architectures are revolutionizing the way organizations procure and use enterprise technology. This cloud computing model can drive cost-efficiencies, increase agility and enable organizations to focus on the essential aspects of software development. While serverless architecture offers some security advantages, trusting that a cloud provider has security fully covered can be risky. That’s why it’s […]