DDoS

Noteworthy

 While the danger is hardly over, these larger institutions have learned some painful lessons that smaller firms might heed as they seek to minimize risks.

 Hosters: Is Your Platform Being Used to Launch DDoS Attacks?

 We asked IT pros what's at stake during a DDoS attack. Here's what they said about downtime, losing customers and public trust.

DDoS / Industry Updates

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»

dotStrategy Selects Neustar's Registry Threat Mitigation Services for .BUZZ Registry

dotStrategy, Co. the operator of the new Top Level Domain .BUZZ, announced today it has selected Neustar's Registry Threat Mitigation Services to support and protect the .BUZZ registry. more»

24 Million Home Routers Expose ISPs to Massive DNS-Based DDoS Attacks

New research by Nominum, leading DNS and Internet Activity applications provider for Communication Service Providers, today reveals evidence that DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks have significantly increased in the recent months, targeting vulnerable home routers worldwide. more»

What Does a DDoS Attack Look Like? (Watch First 3 Minutes of an Actual Attack)

This video visualization, filmed in Neustar's Security Operations Center, shows the first three minutes of an actual DDoS attack on a company's Transmission Control Protocol Synchronize (TCP SYN) authentication. more»

Joining Forces to Advance Protection Against Growing Diversity of DDoS Attacks

At Verisign, we focus on protecting companies from increasingly complex cyber threats, and this relationship should only raise the bar higher, as it will provide a different, more integrated approach than what's used today, to help ensure faster and more efficient detection and mitigation. more»

Why Managed DNS Means Secure DNS

The current DNS protocol, "if my packets don't get through I'll just retransmit them and they're not critical" will no longer cut it in today's ever-changing security landscape. more»

Rodney Joffe on Why DNS Has Become a Favorite Attack Vector

DDoS attacks have continuously been on the rise and as you may have heard plenty already, more and more attackers are targeting DNS. In the following video, Rodney Joffe, Neustar's Senior Vice-President and Technologist, explain how hardened DNS can keep your business safe. more»