Month: December 2016

Gazing into our Crystal Ball – 2017 Cybersecurity Predictions

December 19, 2016

By: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS

Cyber extortion and attacks can take many forms – from ransomware to DDoS shakedowns and data-dump blackmail, organizations all over the globe have been directly impacted by these campaigns in 2016. This year we saw the first DDoS attack exceeding 1Tbps in size and the proliferation of attacks by IoT botnets, among countless other new methods that hackers have perfected to gain entry into organizations and disrupt day-to-day business. If you thought 2016 was bad, you can expect 2017 to be even worse as sophisticated hackers set their sights on bigger targets and continue to evolve their practices. (more…)

Case Study: Thwarting 100,000+ Attacks on the G20 Summit, the NSFOCUS Experience

December 12, 2016

By: Dr. Richard Zhao, SVP of Global Threat Research, NSFOCUS

In September 2016, prominent world leaders representing the top 20 global economies gathered together in Hangzhou, China to kick off the 11th meeting of Group of Twenty (G20). This year marked the first time that the event was hosted in China and as a result, securing the Summit’s cyber assets and associated networks quickly became a top priority. To protect the world’s most visible heads of state from an increasing number of sophisticated hackers, there was a clear choice for the company that could handle the daunting task. (more…)