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Public Sector Experiences Largest Increase in DDoS Attacks (Verisign's Q4 2014 DDoS Trends)

Verisign has released its Q4 2014 DDoS Trends Report providing a unique view into DDoS attack trends from mitigations on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research of iDefense Security Intelligence Services. more»

What's in Your Attack Surface?

The concept of "attack surface" has been batted around in the security community for a long time. At a high-level, we all get the gist of it: the more exposed a system is to attackers (attack surface) the more risk it is probably exposing to those who depend on it, but what does that mean? more»

Q3 2014 DDoS Trends: Attacks Exceeding 10 Gbps on the Rise

Verisign just released its Q3 2014 DDoS Trends Report, which details observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service attack mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services from July through September of this year. more»

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host About DDoS

Neustar provides UltraDNS and recently dealt with an attack on our network that was massive by industry standards, impacting our customers and even our upstream providers. more»

Neustar to Build Multiple Tbps DDoS Mitigation Platform

Neustar today announced that it is expanding its cloud-based mitigation platform and delivering new services to provide customers greater protection from malicious, constantly evolving DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. more»

The Latest Internet Plague: Random Subdomain Attacks

DNS DDoS attacks continue, fueled by open DNS proxies. Now they're stressing resolvers and authorities worldwide using pseudo random subdomains.  more»

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host about Lowering DDoS Risks

It's no secret that DDoS attacks are worsening by the day. From the largest financial institutions to smaller Internet companies, everyone's a target - including DNS providers like us. Neustar provides UltraDNS and recently dealt with an attack on our network that was massive by industry standards, impacting our customers and even our upstream providers. more»

4 Minutes Vs. 4 Hours: A Responder Explains Emergency DDoS Mitigation

In the 2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report, one team member described common DDoS mitigation scenarios. Here are some excerpts from the report. more»

Tips to Address New FFIEC DDoS Requirements

Recently, the FFIEC released statements that describe steps it expects financial institutions to take to address cyberattacks and highlight resources institutions can use to help mitigate the risks posed by such attacks. more»

Smokescreening: Data Theft Makes DDoS More Dangerous

It's called "smokescreening" and it's costing companies big. In 2013, over 50 percent of companies hit by DDoS attacks suffered theft of funds, customer data or intellectual property. more»