Just how prepared are Japanese entities for dealing with the risks from targeted attacks? What are the unique considerations and the maturity level? Trend Micro's Masayoshi Someya shares his perspective.
Attackers today continue to refine their distributed denial-of-service attack capabilities, delivering downtime on demand. The increase in attack effectiveness and volume demands new types of defenses, says Akamai's Richard Meeus.
DDoS attacks are easy to launch yet difficult to defend against. Margee Abrams of Neustar discusses the state of DDoS and how organizations can best defend against today's potentially damaging attacks.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks, fueled by the interconnected nature of smart devices, will only continue to increase, says Matt Moynahan, president of Arbor Networks. "The infrastructure itself is insecure," he says.
DDoS attacks have grown in sophistication. But so have organizations' dependencies on the services disrupted by DDoS, says Corero's Ashley Stephenson. How should security leaders respond to protect their critical services?
When it comes to DDoS attacks, the hacktivists get all the headlines, but there is a robust service industry behind the scenes, supporting these sophisticated strikes, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks.
Verizon's latest annual breach report shows that Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions in 2013, says analyst Dave Ostertag, who provides an overview of the report's findings.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are a concern for all organizations. But financial institutions face unique challenges, and so they require a unique level of protection, says Mark Byers of Fortinet.
Fraudsters continually find new ways to attack, but too many organizations rely on old, unsuccessful methods to detect and prevent fraud. This is the premise, says David Mattos, VP Sales, with Easy Solutions.