Third parties are one of the top attack vectors and according to a recent
Ponemon report, in the last three years, the financial services industry
experienced the second most third-party breaches despite spending the
most time on assessments (over 17,000 hours/year).
In response to the growing threats, regulators...
Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the
economic uncertainty plaguing the Oil & Gas industry.
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One of those responsible for the massive Mirai-based DDoS attack launched in October 2016 that targeted domain name resolver Dyn and knocked Amazon, PayPal, Spotify, Twitter and others offline has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
The pandemic only amped up the need for better bandwidth, visibility and centralized management, and all within a budget that will make it possible. Prior to COVID-19, Kumar Ramachandran of Palo Alto Networks declared 2020 the “year of the early majority” for SD-WAN adoption.
Ramachandran, former CEO of...
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have not garnered much attention this year. But analysts say such attacks could surge, and they have the potential to be just as damaging as ransomware and other types of cyberthreats.
The distributed workforce, combined with the need to modernize and improve operational efficiency, has reframed digital transformation priorities and introduced new areas of risk to today's enterprise. In light of ongoing macroeconomic demands, the CISO is facing increasing pressure to deliver value.
Everything has changed. Organizations have quickly pivoted towards the "new norm", adopting new practices and new technology solutions to support the business. Security multi-year strategies have not caught up. This new norm introduced new security threats to an already crowded threat landscape at a time when...
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of an increase in targeted distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial and government organizations worldwide. And security firms also are tracking the incidents in these and other sectors.
The start of classroom and online instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of online attacks, including distributed denial-of-service disruptions, that have interrupted some schools' return to teaching this fall.
The New Zealand Stock Exchange resumed trading in the early afternoon on Friday after the impacts of distributed denial-of-service disruptions reverberated into a fourth day. The hobbling of the exchange's trading has demonstrated that DDoS attacks remain an unpredictable threat.
Copycats using well-known threat actor names, such as Fancy Bear and Armada Collective, are launching extortion campaigns tied to distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial institutions, according to Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team.
As many IT teams work overtime to enable remote workers, maintaining security practices and compliance may not be top of mind, but threat actors are actively seeking opportunities to benefit from current circumstances.
Although enabling a remote workforce is typically a common practice, some particularly urgent and...
The ability to deliver continuity and scale is a hurdle to overcome when facilitating remote work. Giving a large number of end users access to corporate resources quickly is no easy task.
How can organizations ensure core business systems are scaled to handle the load and how can they quickly scale up and down, on...
From DDoS attacks to concerns over the reliability of VPNs, the remote workforce is facing an unprecedented array of security challenges, says Tony Lauro of Akamai, who offers strategies to mitigate these risks and ensure business continuity.