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Data center management: best practices for attracting enterprise clients

Data centers are critical facilities that house computers, storage, and systems, which are all crucial for the daily operation of any modern business. There is currently a trend of enterprises moving their IT assets to co-location, data center, and cloud service providers. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely away from…

Could IPv6 Result in More DDoS Attacks?

With the growing popularity of IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6), so the possibility of this protocol providing a gateway for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has also increased. Developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to replace the forthcoming exhaustion of IPv4, IPv6 became a Draft Standard in December 1998, and was defined…

Criminals Hacking CPUs to Mine Cryptocurrencies

  Cryptocurrency Hijacking Cryptocurrency hijacking, or “cryptojacking” is one of the major threats faced by Enterprise IT teams today, and probably the most underestimated. Cryptojacking involves the covert, illegal use of targeted computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency mining requires massive processing power to solve complex algorithms as part of the blockchain validation mechanism. This…

“Anonymous” to Erase Israel from the Internet—Or Is It?

  Five years ago, a “hacktivist” group of cyber-disruptors united to attack the Internet infrastructure and websites of the State of Israel. The initial date of that attack was the 7th of April 2013, the eve of Israel’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day, and they have continued to target Israel every year on the anniversary of…

DPI: Enabling secure, personalized and metered services

Why Deep Packet Inspection may be the key to enabling secure, personalized and metered services, should the FCC decide to end net neutrality in the USA. And isn’t it ironic?* It’s like spamming the FCC with bot driven anti net neutrality comments. It’s like a DDoS attack keeping anyone from commenting on it OK maybe…

The DDoS Education Series Part 4/4: The Overwhelming Scope of DNS Floods

The DDoS Education Series Part 4/4: The Overwhelming Scope of DNS Floods The first two instalments of this series covered TOS Floods and SYN Floods, while last time, we focused our attention on Ping Floods. This final instalment in the education series looks at DNS Floods, what differentiates them from other kinds of DDoS attacks, and…

The DDoS Education Series Part 2/4. Are You SYN-fully Unprotected Against the Latest DDoS Threats?

Last time, we introduced DDoS attacks, and highlighted the threat of TOS Floods. This time, we turn our attention to SYN Floods. What are the risks for service providers, and how can you stay ahead of the game to keep yourself and your customers safe? Hackers Back in the Spotlight Cybersecurity Ventures   predicted that “global spending…

The DDoS Education Series Part 1/4: You’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat: Staying Afloat Against TOS Flood Attacks

Welcome to the first in a series of four blog posts that examine the most significant types of DDoS attacks, why they pose threats, how to identify them and how to mitigate them. In this blog post, we turn the spotlight on TOS Flood attacks. The threat of DDoS attacks is a growing one, with…

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