The Best Security Advice from Leading Experts

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DDoS Attacks Are Becoming More Serious

New research from two security companies shows that DDoS attacks are a lot more serious than was previously thought. Now the nuisance attacks are doing more than shutting down websites, shutting out customers, and giving IT staff the unwanted task of fixing the problems. They're now being used for malware downloads, which results in data loss.

Evgeny Vigovsky, head of Kaspersky DDoS Protection, states:

"Businesses have to re-evaluate their perception of a DDoS attack. The report clearly shows that the damage scope from such attacks goes far beyond the temporary downtime of a corporate website. . . . Still, many businesses feel that a mitigation strategy is too complex and expensive to implement."

Read more at DDoS Attacks Download Malware, Steal Data According to New Studies.

Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.

In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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