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Akamai to boost network-layer DDoS protection with new scrubbing centers

Akamai says its Prolexic DDoS protection service will double in capacity thanks to new scrubbing-center buildouts.

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China’s attack motivations, tactics, and how CISOs can mitigate threats

A Booz Allen Hamilton report outlines global cyberthreats posed by the People’s Republic of China and gives some guidance on how to counter them.

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Google Cloud blocks largest HTTPS DDoS attack ever

Google says Cloud Armor protected a customer from a HTTPS DDoS attack that peaked at 46 million requests per second with links to the Mēris attack family.

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Pro-Ukrainian DoS attack compromises Docker Engine honeypots to target Russian, Belarusian websites

CrowdStrike detects denial-of-service attack using Docker images with target lists that overlap with domains reportedly shared by the Ukraine government-backed Ukraine IT Army.

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How a new generation of IoT botnets is amplifying DDoS attacks

IoT botnets are not new. Nor are DDoS attacks. But the two are on a trajectory that is raising the stakes in DDoS protection and bot takeover prevention.

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High-impact DDoS attacks target zero-day exploit in Mitel systems

Security researchers, network operators and security vendors discover a new reflection/amplification DDoS vulnerability used to launch multiple, high-impact attacks against Mitel systems.

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DDoS attacks: Definition, examples, and techniques

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker disrupts the delivery of a service, typically by flooding a system with requests for data. They have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty years, and they’re...

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New DDoS extortion attacks detected as Fancy Lazarus group returns

After operating under other names, Fancy Lazarus has fine-tuned its DDoS extortion campaigns, although with mixed results.

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DDoS attacks: Stronger than ever and increasingly used for extortion

Low cost and ease of execution drive a resurgence in distributed denial of service attacks as criminals profit from extorting victims.

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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How to write an information security policy

Learn the critical first step, why consensus is key, what to cover and how make your information security policy — and program — effective.

Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

How to survive (and thrive) in the CISO hot seat

The CISO role is more varied and more pressure-filled than ever. CSO Online looks at how you can be successful in a post where security incidents and management feuds can cost you your job.

Special report: platforms play big in the cloud

This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

Research report: IT security's looming tipping point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

The CSO identity management survival guide

This guide will help you communicate through the challenges of identity management, learn from success stories and discover the most valuable features of today's identity management tools.

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