Tag: Social Media

Preventing DDoS: What to Look for in a Security Solution

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, and they’re only getting stronger. This was driven home by The New York Times report on how anti-spam organization Spamhaus fell prey to one of the largest DDoS attacks in history. Few can forget the targeted DDoS assaults on global financial institutions JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America, Regions Bank and American Express – attacks that crippled the businesses for hours and cost millions in lost business, rem…

The Honeywords Solution

It’s rare that a week goes by without headlines of data breaches or malware attacks – or the introduction of a solution to stop them in their tracks. The latter is increasingly important, thanks to a rash of exploits on LivingSocial, eHarmony, Sony and Evernote – all part of a long, growing list of high-profile targets. The latest, greatest remedy is what researchers at MIT and RSA have dubbed “honeywords” – a new way to deter hackers from leveraging data…

Cutting Wires, Costs: A Look at Creating Wireless Efficiencies

Wireless network infrastructure – for anyone in business, it’s a necessary evil and, perhaps ironically, one that isn’t short on infrastructure. You need a controller and wireless routers or access points – lots of them – enabling wireless networks to join an existing wired network. You’ll have to invest in a site planner/survey tool, or risk incorrectly guessing where the APs should go

Cyberattack Tracker Zeroes in on Firewall Vulnerabilities

Deutsche Telekom’s interactive, real-time map of global cyberattacks reveals the bulk of recent attacks – 27.3 million in February alone – were against the Server Message Block (SMB), aka the Common Internet File System (CIFS). Reuven Harrison, CTO and co-founder of Tufin, a security and lifecycle management company and Fortinet solution partner, wrote in a blog that the map’s revelations are significant.