Cyber Extortion Symposium – Keeping eCriminals at Bay

According to the cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, there were more than 40,000 cyber intrusions in just the first half of 2020 alone. What were the hackers looking to accomplish with the cyber intrusions? Since 63 percent of incidents CrowdStrike investigated in…

Five things you didn’t know about DDoS that could cost you

This article was originally featured on the NETSCOUT blog, which is available HERE. Even before the current pandemic, the types and velocity of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were on the rise. And with the architectural changes brought about…

COVID-19 Sparked a Global DDoS Crisis in the First Half of 2020

At this point, everyone is well aware of the global health risks of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. So far, more than 1 million people have been killed by the virus around the world, and almost 37 million have been infected…

Civil Unrest, Pandemics and DDoS Attacks – Why This Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Unlike Any Other

To say that 2020 has been unique would be an understatement. It’s doubtful that any American will be reticent to turn the page on 2020 come this New Year’s Eve. The past year has seen the country mired in a…

The DDoS Threat Facing the 2020 Election

While recent discussion around the upcoming U.S. presidential election has centered on the safety and efficacy of mail-in ballots, overall security concerns over the nation’s voting system remain extremely high. The decentralized nature of our election system, which is managed…

The three motives driving government focused DDoS Attacks

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, government cybersecurity has been tested to new limits. According to the NETSCOUT Cyber Threat Horizon, the number of DDoS attacks worldwide has gone up every month for the past three months running, or since many…

The 3 types of DDoS attacks being launched at your VPN

As we’ve discussed previously on the GovSecurityHub, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders have resulted in more people working from home. This has led to a drastic increase in corporate VPN use over the past…

The impact of the IIoT on the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure

The movement towards connected and cloud-enabled IoT devices has opened the door to many benefits and conveniences. Anyone that has turned up their heat without getting up off of their couch (and out from under a toasty blanket) will certainly…

VPN, DDoS and the coronavirus – how hackers could shut down the federal workforce

As the world undertakes what has been called the “world’s largest work-from-home experiment” and with over 10 million workers in the US – including government workers – now scrambling to connect to their workplace servers and infrastructure from their bedrooms,…

The robot army is here – the impact of the IoT on DDoS attacks

The Terminator movies series may have jumped the shark with multiple ill-conceived sequels after the nearly flawless second movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but for a sci-fi concept it actually wasn’t so far-fetched or futuristic. There really is a robot…