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…

New vectors, new techniques – the evolution of DDoS attacks

In 2012, an organized and well-planned DDoS attack managed to take down the websites of some of the world’s largest banks and financial services institutions. When that attack was perpetrated almost a decade ago, the news reports about it called…