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.
Organizations across all industry sectors understand the importance of information security. But turning security awareness into meaningful action - that's the challenge that many midsized entities face, says Sophos' Nick Bray.
"If you're not doing the right things on managing vulnerabilities, it doesn't really matter what other kinds of sophisticated things you do - that's the baseline for security," says BeyondTrust's Marc Maiffret.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
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.