Juniper stiffens DDoS defence

Denial of service attacks are among the most frustrating that IT security pros can face. On the one hand, no corporate data is at risk; on the other hand the organization is shut

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Juniper, VeriSign to fight DDos attacks

A networking equipment maker has teamed with a security solutions provider to create cloud-based protection for denial of service attacks. Juniper Networks and VeriSign said Monday they have a hybrid solution for customers

Published on: March 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Five tips on fighting DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) are among the toughest problems IT administrators have to face. On the one hand, they don’t involve the loss of corporate data. On the other they can temporarily

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Behind the Spamhaus DDosS attack

Massive DDoS attack shakes InternetLast week details emerged about a huge distributed denial of service attack that started with targeting the Spamhaus Project and ended up disrupting Internet service of a large number

Published on: August 14th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Allstream to lure customers with DDoS promotion

Distributed denial of service attacks can be described in many ways: At the very least they are annoying – they don’t involve the loss of corporate data – but they can be crippling

Published on: May 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Financial services under more frequent DDoS attacks

SYDNEY - The financial services industry saw nearly triple the number of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks during the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Security-as-a-service is growing

When you ask IT professionals if they use cloud computing or software-as-a-service, most start by saying "no". But if you ask some follow up questions, you will quickly find out about "that one

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Prototype security software blocks DDoS attacks

Researchers have come up with host-based security software that blocks distributed denial-of-service attacks without swamping the memory and CPU of the host machines.The filtering, called identity-based privacy-protected access control (IPCAF), can also prevent

Published on: October 5th, 2009 Tim Greene

Why were Twitter and Facebook attacked?

Security analysts Thursday scrambled to find a motive behind the distributed denial-of-service attacks that brought down Twitter for several hours, and also hit Facebook, Google and LiveJournal.With little information to go on, researchers

Published on: August 7th, 2009 Gregg Keizer