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Micron21 seeks security professionals for cyber terrorism challenge
Micron21 has put forth a 'cyber terrorism' challenge to see if anyone can breach their security with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
The rise of ransomware in Southeast Asia
It is likely that cybercriminals will target on internet of things (IOT) devices in technologically, advanced economies throughout Southeast Asia
DDoS: How Big Data can help combat a real and prevalent threat
DDoS attacks are becoming more and more prevalent. More than 2000 attacks observed every day force thousands of websites into shutdown.
NTT survey finds phishing methods are the hottest ways of delivering ransomware
Email phishing is now one of the most widely-used methods of distributing ransomware, but organisations should not fear the statistics.
Arbor Networks: Beware of headline risk with DDoS attacks
A term you will frequently hear in the stock markets is “headline risk” and it occurs when a news story adversely affects a stock's price.
It's a game of risk: DDoS attacks intensify in 2017
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are getting larger this year and it’s now a game of risk, according to a new report from Neustar.
Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’
An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain.
Asia Pacific MSSPs staying buoyant amidst economic slowdown
Asia Pacific Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) are experiencing healthy growth an market buoyancy despite an economic slowdown.
Security firm NSFOCUS launches in Australia; signs Aquion as distributor
NSFOCUS has moved into Australia and says it is ‘uniquely placed’ to protect against cyber attacks from China.
NCSC report counts 338 recorded attacks on NZ’s ‘nationally significant organisations’
12 months to June 30 2016, there were 338 attacks against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.
Nexusguard launches ‘industry first’ cloud DDoS mitigation platform
"As DDoS attacks continue to grow & become more complex, having the agility to evolve alongside the attacks and customise our protection strategies."
Interview: RedShield's lowdown on TLS, DDoS & why breach legislation is good for everyone
“What you have is enough companies that don’t have mitigation service providers in place that still make the attacker’s job fairly easy."
Be ready: DDoS attacks like you’ve never seen are coming
At Equinix, we see our global interconnection platform, Platform Equinix, as an excellent staging ground for DDoS defenses.
Global concern over distributed denial-of-service attacks
Arbor Networks has released its 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR).
Level 3 opens Asian scrubbing centers to fight DDoS and malware threats
Level 3 Communications is taking DDoS mitigation a step further after the setup of three new ‘scrubbing centers’ in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
DDoS: A decoy to the back door, survey finds
"56% of those surveyed believed DDoS attacks their companies had experienced were a smokescreen or decoy for other criminal activities."
Massive DDoS attacks will shift spending to emerging mitigation service providers
"Customers will diversify their service provider partners as a short-term solution," says TBR.
Will consumers get caught in the crossfire of a DDoS attack?
Here’s the lesson for everyone: pay attention to what’s happening in the real world. Keep an eye on the news for geopolitical events.
Internet of Things or Internet of Trouble?
"There’s potential for damage to our reputation as an easy and open place for business."
Standards, regulation, and accountability are required to avoid IoT Armageddon
As the number of devices connected to the net increases exponentially, there is a significant aggregated risk to overall network integrity.
Cloud DDoS solutions providers eye Singapore as key security hub
Nexusguard and Clearmanage are bringing DDoS protection and cloud computing together, targeted directly for the Singapore and APAC market.
Arbor Networks & Jigsaw boost digital details in DDoS attack map
Arbor Networks and Jigsaw, an incubator within Google's parent company Alphabet, have worked together to enhance a live DDoS digital threat map.
DDoS attacks are 'no longer isolated events'
“Sophisticated attacks hit companies of all sizes, in all industries."
IoT devices creating massive DDoS botnets
Over the last two weeks, two of the largest DDoS attack ever recorded have been executed against security journalist Brian Krebs and OVH.