The Latest Attacks Challenging Website Protection Strategies

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Application-level DDoS attacks are carried out by sending a large amount of innocent-looking traffic to a website. A few thousand requests per second are all it takes to kill most of today’s application stacks, and with just an order of magnitude more, even the servers can buckle and crash. These attacks are relatively easy to generate, and it's extremely difficult to tell the difference between the DDoS traffic and the legitimate user traffic.

As more companies put their business online, the playing field for hackers continues to grow. Companies are facing a wider range of cybersecurity threats than ever before that target their infrastructure, applications, operations and even employees. To protect their business interests, organizations must safeguard their data. As most attacks today are carried out automatically using an army of bots that are not targeting specific companies, hackers are trying to reach as many websites as possible to maximize their botnet ROI — and any company, big or small, is a target.

With the rapid evolution of online threats, cloud-based services are becoming a larger part of an organization's operational security strategy. Eldad Chai, director of product management at Incapsula, explains some of the biggest challenges in mitigating malicious attacks and the questions organizations should keep in mind when developing a strategic security plan.

 

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

 
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