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Verisign Warns of Surge in Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

Verisign Warns of Surge in Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

Monday, 24 November 2014

"We believe that with the costs for attackers decreasing and costs for businesses increasing, DDoS targets have broadened from financial institutions and government sites to any company that depends on its online channels like online retailers and SaaS vendors," Incapsula CEO Marc Gaffan said in a statement."

Study: 45% of North American businesses targeted by rudimentary hack

Study: 45% of North American businesses targeted by rudimentary hack

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

"A new report from web security firm Incapsula found businesses lose an average of around $500,000 per distribute denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, in which cybercriminals knock a site offline or significantly slow loading times by overwhelming its servers with traffic from multiple sources. Because the traffic driven by DDoS attacks comes from several locations, it can be hard to detect and stop if unprepared."

Survey Roundup: False Sense of Security?

Survey Roundup: False Sense of Security?

Friday, 14 November 2014

"43% of respondents said the attack led to a loss of customer trust, according to a survey from data security firm Incapsula."

4 Lessons in Marketing From Obamacare

4 Lessons in Marketing From Obamacare

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

"We all know now that Healthcare.gov wasn't even close to ready for handling that type of traffic. I know that hindsight is 20/20. But the technology for handling large spikes in traffic has existed for quite some time now, and it's actually really cheap. CDN's like CloudFlare or Incapsula are some of the more well-known services."

The 2-Faces of DDoS Attacks

The 2-Faces of DDoS Attacks

Monday, 03 November 2014

"As mentioned, to stop Application Layer DDoS, you first need a method of separating malicious bot requests from those of your human users. Simply shutting down your site or blocking various IPs will only ‘deny service’ to your customers, and thus the hackers have accomplished their mission. The complex process of Application Layer DDoS mitigation was recently detailed by Incapsula, a cyber-security firm that specializes in dealing with Application Layer assaults."

How Businesses Can Defend Against DDoS Attacks

How Businesses Can Defend Against DDoS Attacks

Friday, 31 October 2014

"The bad guys are flooding your network. They're actually hitting the application. They're hitting your DNS server. All different ways to keep your system busy and trick it so that regular users like you and me can't get through."

How to Start Making a DDoS Response Plan

How to Start Making a DDoS Response Plan

Thursday, 30 October 2014

"After reading this playbook, you’ll come away with a better understanding of what a DDoS attack is, how different types of assaults work, and how much one could cost your organization."

Are POODLE Security Fears Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Are POODLE Security Fears Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Friday, 17 October 2014

"According to Incapsula's research, only about 2 percent of all SSL traffic is using SSL v3. The firm reported that there is no patch for POODLE and mitigating it requires completely removing SSL v3. Although..."