Why You Should Invest in Cyber Security
While the Internet is a great equalizer, allowing global expansion of businesses without the need to invest a lot of money, it has its risks, too. Companies of all sizes must concern themselves with cyber security to protect themselves. In fact, two thirds of companies claim cyber security is needed. If your business were to suffer an attack, the financial losses could be devastating.
Different Methods of Attack
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In 2017, 79% of U.S. consumers shopped on the web or their phones as opposed to in brick-and-mortar stores. With Cyber Monday alone bringing in more than $6.6 billion dollars this year, it appears that shopping online is the prevailing method for consumption. But, while the advent of apps and easy-to-use mobile sites have made it simple to complete your purchase, it’s also created new opportunities for theft and fraud.
Despite attempts to block or take down command and control nodes and open proxies, DDoS attacks continue to evolve and are still expected to increase, according to many reports including CDNetworks’ recent security report.
With DDoS attacks now making headlines regularly, the threat of being the next target is very much real for European businesses. The Mirai botnet of October 2016 is a perfect example. This prolific attack undermined the likes of Twitter, Amazon and the BBC, and highlights how cybercriminals are taking advantage of the increasing number of connected devices to carry out cyber-attacks en masse. The recent news of the Reaper botnet only adds more fuel to the fire, especially when it is rumoured to have the potential to cause more damage than its predecessor.
There are a number of reasons why DDoS attacks are a popular way to target websites and take them offline. The main reason why they are so popular is that no hacking expertise is required, which makes them a simple form for cyber-attack. A botnet can be hired cheaply and used to direct a massive amount of traffic at a website, dramatically slowing it down, or making it inaccessible altogether.
Every quarter, CDNetworks publishes findings on the attacks we've blocked against the CDNetworks CDN and security service customers. There are always risks of DDoS attacks on your business, so it is imperative to develop countermeasure against future attacks. Get on the defensive, prepare your response method to threats against your service.
The DNS-based DDoS (distributed denial-of-service attack) has become one of the most common attacks on the internet, bringing down end-user websites. The purpose of DNS or Domain Name System, is to lookup a domain name on the internet and provide an IP address. This allows the user to connect to the correct website.
When it comes to a cloud DDoS attack, you can never be over prepared. You need to fight an army of cloud invaders with a defense infrastructure ready to absorb and offload attack traffic. Building that defense infrastructure yourself is not only cost prohibitive, it potentially will never be enough.
In September 2015, a mass-scale XOR.DDoS attack over 150 Gbps occurred utilizing Linux Malware. XOR.DDoS is the name of the malware, not the attack name, used to affect the Linux system. It was detected in September 2014 and the analysis of the malware was published by various security service companies and blogs.
During the Summit this week in Maryland, a Gartner analyst predicted that the security market would reach $92B in 2016. According to Gartner, as security becomes more complicated, organizations are looking outside their own skill set to vendor solutions.
A new Cloud Security Spotlight Report found that 53% of organizations surveyed see unauthorized access through misuse of employee credentials and improper access controls as the single biggest threat to cloud security. And, 96% of organizations surveyed have some or all of their applications in the cloud.
In today’s connected world, 100 percent uptime and exceptional site performance is not a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. It’s one of the most precious commodities a website can provide its users; that’s why it’s also one of the most targeted.
The workplace isn’t quite as defined at it once was. It does not exist within four walls, or even between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. In today’s global economy, the workplace is rapidly changing and its network needs are no longer simple solutions.
China’s Golden Shield project, commonly known as the “Great Firewall,” was in the news recently. The Chinese government has launched a “smarter and stricter Internet filter,” says Nasdaq, making it “more difficult to use services called virtual private networks (VPNs) to circumvent the country’s blocks to U.S. services like Google and Facebook.”
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