Hong Kong Democracy Website Crippled by DDoS Attack  


Hackers have used distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) for political purposes before. Anonymous, protesting the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force against two men, recently crashed the police department’s website and subsequently claimed responsibility for the attack with a YouTube video. In the last few years, major American banks have also suffered online outages […]

Technology Context From the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)


For a decade now the cyber security community has been treated to important strategic context coordinated by Verizon in their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).  The information in the report can help drive strategic planning for enterprise technologists and members of the enterprise cyber security team and it is well worth a read by any […]

Cyber Attack Targets Albuquerque Police Department


On March 30th, the hacktivist organization Anonymous shut down the Albuquerque Police Department’s website for several hours in a distributed denial-of-service (DoS) attack. The attack protested two controversial deaths – involving a homeless man in the Albuquerque foothills and a man in a public housing complex – where the police department used lethal force that […]

Lancope: Providing flow-based solutions for network security, performance and application monitoring


Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to defend enterprises against today’s top threats. By collecting and analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope’s StealthWatch® System helps organizations quickly detect a wide range of attacks from APTs and DDoS to zero-day malware and insider threats. Through pervasive […]

A look at Silver Tail Systems

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With cyber-attacks at a staggering 20 million per day, we have all been on the receiving end of a cyber-attack from either email spoofing or viruses sent our way. Silver Tail Software helps prevent and stop even complex cyber-attacks and fraud schemes. The software organizes and creates a model of a user’s full “web session” […]

Health problems being detected from places you visit on the web, Lending a helping cyber hand, Should the DOD adopt the term ‘cyber-weapon’


In this update: Health problems being detected from sites you visit on the web, Lending a helping cyber hand, Should the DOD adopt the term ‘cyber-weapon’, and more… Google uses search engine patterns to determine potential health problems. Goggle recently performed a research analysis on each user’s search preference while they used the Google search engine. […]