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Are Your Teams Trained to Stop a DDoS Attack?

When our Incident Response team is called to assist with mitigating a DDoS attack, we engage with multiple security and IT teams. In most cases, we discover that teams lack DDoS knowledge. This may seem trivial, but it holds back an organization from responding efficiently to an attack. When DDoS knowledge is missing and an…

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3 Reasons Why DDoS Protection Fails

Even though companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on DDoS protection tools to secure websites and applications, many DDoS attacks succeed in bringing down systems and causing outages. The problem is not with the protection software tools themselves (at least not with the known brands). Rather, there are three key reasons that DDoS attacks…

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How to Protect Against an HTTPS Bomb DDoS Attack

As part of our efforts to continually optimize our DDoS Testing and expand the attack vectors used, we recently focused on analyzing a DDoS attack called HTTP/S Bomb. The HTTP/S Bomb DDoS attack, which was identified by Radware (see their blog) and by Netscout (who call it a Large Payload POST attack), is difficult to…

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Commercial DDoS Testing VS Open-Source-Based Testing

Overview Today, multiple open-source tools can be used to perform DDoS testing. This raises the question: Can those tools can be used to replace commercial DDoS testing, thereby reducing the test cost? Open-source tools include tools like ‘hping’, ‘ab (Apache Benchmark)’, Cisco’s ‘TRex’ and other tools that can be classified as packet generators, traffic generators…

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DDoS Basics 101 – Now accepting admissions for 2020

We are opening a two-day course for security professionals wishing to enhance their DDoS preparedness. The course offers both an in-depth theoretical knowledge of DDoS attacks and mitigation technologies, as well as hands-on training and simulations. CLICK HERE FOR THE COURSE PDF The current event is scheduled for 08/03-09/03 2020. For your convenience, we have…

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DDoS Resiliency Made Easy with Red Button’s Mitigation Platform

Ziv Gadot, Red Button CEO’s interviewed VPN Mentor, The Authority on VPNs and Web Privacy, giving reliable advice, useful tips and VPN reviews on the best VPNs from their anonymity experts. Gadot shared with VPN Mentor Red Button DDoS points of view on the following items What is the discourse of a DDoS attack How DDoS…

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Dyn (DynDNS) DDoS Attack- Hebrew

  “כנראה התקפת הDDOS המורגשת ביותר עד כה”  תקציר ביום שישי ה21/10/2016, מיליוני משתמשים בצפון אמריקה וברחבי העולם חוו בעיות תקשורת עם אתרים בולטים כגון: Twitter ,Paypal ,Spotify ,AWS ועוד רבים אחרים. זאת בעקבות התקפה גדולה על שרת Dyn הנמנה בין שרתי הDNS המוכרים והמשמעותיים בתעשייה. על פי DYN ההתקפה התקיימה בין השעות 11:00-17:00. DYN, הידוע גם…

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Dyn (DynDNS) DDoS Attack

  “Probably the DDoS attack that was noticed and affected the largest number of people ever.” Executive Summary On Friday, October 21st, millions of users in North America and across the world experienced connectivity issues with many prominent sites, like Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, AWS and more. This was due to a very large attack that…

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