The Million Dollar Ransomware Question – Should We Pay?

This article was originally published on the NETSCOUT blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Ransomware attacks are on the rise. According to one recent industry report, a company will be attacked every 11 seconds in 2021, and the costs…

Five ways to protect your VPN gateway from DDoS attacks

It’s already difficult to remember when working from home wasn’t the practice for many workers. As this new reality set in, organizations of all stripes had to increasingly rely on their network connectivity to continue business-as-usual activities. According to a McKinsey survey…

Global Threat Report Shows Malicious Actors Went Big Game Hunting in 2020

Earlier this month, the global cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, released their 2021 Global Threat Report, which provides a detailed, in-depth picture of the current threat landscape facing organizations today, an overview of threat activity from the past year, and recommendations for…

The Plex DDoS Attack – Isolated Incident or Part of a Larger DDoS Trend?

In our last article on the GovCyberHub, we featured the first part of our two-part Q&A series with Roland Dobbins, a Principal Engineer on NETSCOUT’s ASERT Team who is Netscout’s foremost DDoS subject-matter expert and is one of the top…

Anatomy of a DDoS Attack – the Plex Media Server Reflection/Amplification Attacks

Earlier this year, NETSCOUT announced that it had identified a new attack vector that was being leveraged to launch DDoS attacks across the public Internet. The vector was a protocol incorporated into the Plex Media Server (Plex) application that –…

Ensuring Network Performance and Security During COVID-19

This article was originally featured on the NETSCOUT blog. Click HERE to read the original article in its entirety. The pandemic-driven massive shift to remote work has triggered complex technology challenges as companies wrestle with maintaining a high-quality user experience…

Not an isolated incident – attacks against critical infrastructure are not going away

Earlier this year, a downright chilling cyberattack against our nation’s critical infrastructure was exposed and reported in Oldsmar, Florida, a town of fewer than 14,000 people just outside of Tampa. The attack was targeted against a local water treatment facility…

Four Reasons Why Hackers Are Targeting Schools During COVID

This article is part of a longer piece that was originally published on the NETSCOUT blog. Click HERE to read the original article in its entirety. We already know that cybercriminals have seized on the global COVID-19 pandemic as a…

The “new normal” of 10M DDoS attacks demands increased vigilance

There were nearly 1.6 million more DDoS attacks in 2020 than 2019’s count of 8.5 million, illustrating that DDoS attack numbers are moving in only one direction—up. With this massive uptick in DDOS attacks – hitting more than 10 million…

Lazarus Bear Armada Extorts Government Organizations with Sophisticated DDoS Threat

In a recent episode of the GovCyberHub Podcast, we sat down with a small panel of cybersecurity experts to discuss the current cyber extortion threat facing government organizations, state and local agencies, and private enterprises. What we learned is that…