denial of service

Your Firewall Won’t Save You From The Next DDoS Attack

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” - Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science, 1966. But using firewalls to protect against DDoS attacks has its limitations.

The Metamorphosis of an Open Source Bot - Mirai to Persirai

The Mirai malware has become particularly notorious for recruiting IoT devices to form botnets that have launched some of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever recorded. This new Experts Corner from Robert Hamilton tracks the evolution of the Mirai botnet.

IoT Pose A Threat To Anything And Everyone Connected

When it comes to the Internet of Things, it’s easy to identify the breadth and depth of the potential value of these connected things. It’s not so easy identifying the threats, risks, and related management solutions. Expert Chuck Brooks gives us his view into how to get a handle on these challenges.

The Side Effects Of A Technology Craving Society - Part 1

We live in a technology-hungry society where consumers are accustomed to the convenience of technology without understanding the risks and vulnerabilities that come with it. In this part 1 of 2 InfoSec Life articles, Phil Agcaoili, CISO, discusses the five core issues of basic cyber hygiene.

Good Bots, Bad Bots, and Humans. Can You Tell Who Is Who?

Good Bots. Bad Bots. Can you tell those apart from the ‘normal’ traffic generated by the humans using your network? Sean Martin works with the team at Distil Networks to identify 10 ways to spot bad bots on your network?

The Role of ISPs in Cleaning Up the Internet. It’s Time!

Spoofed Internet traffic continues to plague networks across the globe, and is often evidenced by reflection/amplification of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Dave Larson explores how one best practice could change the impact this could have on business.

To Win The Cyber War We Must Explore Alternative Realities

At this point, it should seem clear we are losing the cyber war. Digital security is getting worse because of lock-in. So how is this impacting our security posture? Jamison Utter explains.

When Friendly Thermostats & Toasters Join The IoT Dark Side

We are now in the wake of two of the biggest and most catastrophic Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that we have seen yet. As we have observed, the Internet of Things (IoT) are beginning to pose a real threat to our information security.

“I’m sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that”...Until You Pay Up

Jamison Utter explores the ransomware threat from the ‘other side’: the commoditization of cybercrime, and more specifically, why it’s happening.