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How to protect against the weakest link in cybersecurity – THE USERS

Cyberattacks continue to grow year over year. An astounding 5,126,930,507 breached records in 2021 represent an 11% increase in security incidents compared to 2020, based on IT governance analysis. Security professionals are in a constant battle to improve organizational security posture and prevent risks across all potential attack surfaces. Web threats are, by far, the…

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Why DDoS is still a major attack vector and how to protect against it

The first massive, documented DoS-style attack occurred during the week of February 7, 2000, when “mafiaboy,” a 15-year-old Canadian hacker, orchestrated a series of DoS attacks against several e-commerce sites, including Amazon and eBay. These attacks used computers at multiple locations to overwhelm the vendors’ computers and shut down their sites to legitimate commercial traffic….

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Why is 5G called 5G?

I know you’ve probably heard a lot about 5G already. But, did you ever actually stop for a moment to consider the simple question – why is it called 5G? Simply put, 5G stands for the fifth generation, and we could stop there, however… It’s interesting to note that there have been many technologies that…

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Log4Shell is the worst security issue of the decade: what you should do

Last week, we discussed the Log4Shell and other Log4j-related vulnerabilities, implications, and recommended mitigation actions. I see that the Log4Shell vulnerability, which has transformed into multiple vulnerabilities, is going to stay with us for a while. Just yesterday, December 28th, yet another remote code execution vulnerability was discovered again in all Log4j versions, with a…

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