Tag Archives: ddos

On the Leading Edge – Cloudflare named a leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions

Cloudflare has been recognized as a leader in the “Forrester WaveTM: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017.” The DDoS landscape continues to evolve. The increase in sophistication, frequency, and range of targets of DDoS attacks has placed greater demands on DDoS providers, many of which were evaluated in the report. This year, Cloudflare received the highest More Info »

The New DDoS Landscape

News outlets and blogs will frequently compare DDoS attacks by the volume of traffic that a victim receives. Surely this makes some sense, right? The greater the volume of traffic a victim receives, the harder to mitigate an attack – right? At least, this is how things used to work. An attacker would gain capacity More Info »

DDoS Ransom: An Offer You Can Refuse

Cloudflare has covered DDoS ransom groups several times in the past. First, we reported on the copycat group claiming to be the Armada Collective and then not too long afterwards, we covered the “new” Lizard Squad. While in both cases the groups made threats that were ultimately empty, these types of security events can send More Info »

Website Application Firewalls (WAF) – Practical Approach to Website Security

In 2016, I shared some thoughts about firewalls in general; their history and purpose in the information security domain. The point of the article was to help website owners differentiate between the types of firewalls they might encounter. Today, I will shift my focus specifically to website application firewalls (WAF). WAFs are not new, but More Info »

Spotlight: WPBeginner’s Approach to WordPress Security

WPBeginner offers tutorials, tips, and tricks for WordPress beginners to improve their sites. With over 150K Twitter followers and almost 10 million monthly visitors, the website is undeniably popular. The high-quality content provided by WPBeginner helps WordPress users make better decisions and gain awareness of their options. Using research and thought leadership, WPBeginner offers guidance… More Info »

Large CCTV Botnet Leveraged in DDoS Attacks

Our security operations team investigate and mitigate multiple denial of service (DDoS) attacks every single day. One recent case caught our attention because of the intensity and duration of the attack, and – as we discovered through some research – how it was being done. In this article, we’ll share the specifics in an effort to track… More Info »