Nation-Blanking DDoS Attacks Launched By Individuals Now Proven Able To Take Entire Nation’s Off The Net

We live in times of extreme technological hooliganism, where small groups or even individuals can cause asymmetric damage from a distance. This was proven several times over the last few months, most famously in the 21 October attacks against Dyn that impacted many of Dyn’s clients, including Amazon, Twitter, Reddit, Airbnb, New York times, Spotfiy, Netflix and many […]

The SINET 16: These could be the hottest new tech firms in the cybersecurity industry

The Security Innovation Network (SINET) is an organization on a particularly virtuous mission. It seeks to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cybersecurity threats. Supported by the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, SINET conducts events focused on this critically important mission. The key […]

DDoS Attacks: What Happened And What We Should Do About It

The security community has been watching the DDoS threat grow to incredible levels. DDoS attacks are up 75% over last year. Over 30% of attacks reach sustained peaks of over 10 Gbps, an amount that will swamp most every business user. Some very large attacks have gone as high as 600 Gbps, a size that […]

What Business Users Should Do To Mitigate DDoS Threats

Businesses have long known of the threats of DDoS to their operation, and the security community has been watching this threat evolve to the point where we all need to take collective action to prevent attack. Businesses of every size need to know what devices you have and what you have them for. This gets […]

What Home Users Should Do to Mitigate DDoS Threats

We have all been watching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks evolve and the bad news is that your home may very well have been involved in recent attacks. Bad guys use automated tools to scan and probe for devices they can take over and they don’t care anything about your desires in the matter. […]

TechNet Augusta 2016: US Army Networks and Services

This is the second in our series of posts on US Army systems and mission needs based on the AFCEA Augusta Technet. The first was an overview you can find at: TechNet Augusta 2016 “Cyber in the Combined Arms Fight” Networks and Services.  The Army is emphasizing the “convergence of their lines of effort” to achieve […]