Sarah is an experienced B2B technology marketing professional, creating content for the Cyber Security, Telco and Government Infrastructure sectors.
on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Posted in Cyber, Events
Less than a week to go until MWC19 Barcelona, one of the largest mobile industry events in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology from more than 2,400 organisations.
In terms of DDoS attacks, 2019 has started with a bang! At the end of January reports surfaced of a massive DDoS attack that generated over 500 million packets per second, which was significantly larger than last year’s GitHub attack, which peaked at 129.6 million packets per second.
The Engineers here at Telesoft are tackling the most challenging issues facing the Cyber and Telecom industries, working on problems that no one is even thinking about yet.
The 'Tech Talk' blog has been created to give our Research and Development, Hardware and Software Engineering Teams a voice, creating posts that detail what technologies and techniques we are using to create our cutting edge products. So expect lots of interesting and varied subject matters.
The report explores and analyses the risks, costs and damage that would be caused by a coordinated global ransomware attack. The scenario outlined predicts that from the time the attack is launched it would encrypt all data on nearly 30 million devices worldwide.
The definition of packet duplication is pretty simple; a duplicate packet is any packet that is identical to another packet. However, just because it’s easy to define doesn’t mean it doesn’t cause a significant headache for Network Engineers and System Analysts.
The view of the cyber threat landscape is very different depending on your perspective, this perspective is defined by what type of network you are protecting. Targeted cyber-attacks use an increasing catalogue of clever tactics and innovative attack vectors which are reshaping corporate and governmental security strategies, while wreaking havoc in consumer markets.
A network security team can only fight what they can see, an organisation’s network security depends on their ability to rapidly detect and respond to emerging threats across their infrastructure, whether that is Tier 1 Operator, Enterprise or Cloud Provider. However, attack methods and strategies are constantly evolving, making threat detection an always-moving target. A good base to start from is understanding what type of threats may lurking in your network, these threats look very different depending on throughput of network traffic.
A Content Delivery Network or CDN is a system of distributed servers and nodes that delivers web content to a user, based on the geographical location of the user, the origin of the webpage and the content delivery service. The purpose of the CDN is to avoid bottle necks that would occur if every user tried to access content from one central location, the CDN replicates and redirects content so it is available to many users all at once. Ultimately improving user experience across multiple geographical locations (i.e. not just to those users who are physically closest to the server with the original content) and easing pressure on network infrastructure resources.
Rohit Singh, Country Manager – AsiaPAC & India, Telesoft Technologies sat on a panel at the recent 5th Data Centre India 2018 International Conference to moderate a session and discuss all things cyber security and risk in the datacentre. Together with industry experts from Tata Projects, Juniper and Sterling & Wilson, Rohit and the panel discussed how datacentres are the backbone of today’s digital economy and are vulnerable to advanced persistent cyber-attacks, despite continued investment.
A UDP flood is a type of volume based DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, where large numbers of UDP (User Datagram Protocol) packets are sent to a target server, limiting its ability to carry out its functions. UDP traffic doesn’t require a three-way handshake to make a connection like TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), it runs with lower overhead and is ideal to carry data that doesn’t need to be checked and rechecked, such as VoIP. This means it is easier for attackers to generate large traffic volumes with tools like Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) and UDP Unicorn.
The point being that attackers and attacks are constantly changing, often moving at a pace that cyber defenders cannot keep up with, because in order to remain profitable and/or notorious, criminals need to remain one step ahead. Value from illegal online activity can be measured in different ways but almost always it’s about direct financial gain derived from the sale of stolen private data or payments from ransomware.
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