The financial impact of DDoS attacks: The devil is in the details

December 7, 2015

Track:  Business

Author: Dave Martin, Director of Product Marketing, NSFOCUS

financial impact of DDoS attacks

Even if you have not yet been the victim of a DDoS attack it is helpful to examine the financial impact of a potential attack on your organization for the purposes of doing risk assessment or for calculating the payback period of a DDoS protection solution. (more…)

Modern DDoS attacks: When Moore’s law meets Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

December 4, 2015

Track:  General Security

Author: Dave Martin, Director of Product Marketing, NSFOCUS

DDoS attacks

What would happen if you combined Moore’s law with Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and applied them to DDoS attacks?  Unfortunately, modern DDoS attacks seem to embody this idea perfectly as both the frequency and complexity of these attacks have become truly staggering in just a short amount of time.


Brains vs. Brawn – Cracking the Seventh Layer

October 1, 2015

Author: Rishi Agarwal, Chief Evangelist, NSFOCUS When the news reports on DDoS attacks, it is generally referring to large-scale network attacks that are focused on Layer 3 and 4 of the network stack. However, from a mitigation point of view, network layer attacks are not sophisticated. The ability to mitigate this type of attack always …read more

Analysis of WordPress SQL Injection and Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

September 24, 2015

By: Junli Shen, Network Offensive and Defensive Researcher, NSFOCUS Analysis of Core WordPress SQL Injection Vulnerability As a Threat Response Center (TRC) researcher, I conducted a thorough analysis on the “Core WordPress SQL Injection Vulnerability” (CVE-2015-5623 and CVE-2015-2213). Vulnerability Overview Previously, I read a tweet about the SQL injection vulnerability found in the core function of …read more

How DDoS Attacks have Evolved in the Last Two Decades

September 14, 2015

By: Zujun Xu, Senior Security Consultant, NSFOCUS The Current State of DDoS attacks It has been 20 years passed since the first DDoS attack. Many variants appeared during this period of time, such as DDRoS, which has the same result as DDoS attacks, to disrupt the availability of the target host and their services. DDoS protection …read more

NSFOCUS Listed in Gartner’s Two Magic Quadrants for Web Security Products

September 8, 2015

Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory firm, released two authoritative magic quadrants (application security testing (AST) and web application firewalls (WAFs)) regarding web security every year by selecting important vendors with global influence. We are so proud that NSFOCUS WVSS and WAF had both recognized in Gartner’s Two Magic Quadrants. With dramatic increasing services …read more