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8 Threats That Could Sink Your Company

Security researchers warn of both new and re-emerging threats that can cause serious harm.
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Big distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are back this year, along with Layer 7 application attacks and the first-recorded IPv6 attacks.

According to Neustar's recent report, "The Changing Face of Cyberattacks," the overall number of DDoS incidents is up, as is the number of companies hit more than once. All DDoS attacks have a common goal: to exhaust network bandwidth, server resources, or applications in such a way that legitimate users cannot access a site.

What else should organizations be on the lookout for? Symantec's "Internet Security Threat Report" and recent research from Trend Micro pinpoint additional threats.

 

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience, most of the last 24 of which were spent covering networking and security technology. Steve is based in Columbia, Md. View Full Bio

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NathanDavidson
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NathanDavidson,
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1/16/2019 | 9:12:33 PM
Follow through and maintain!
I actually think that a big portion of poses a threat to your company comes from the lack of follow-through from most companies. Just because you've done a good setup, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't try a bit harder to ensure that a certain level of security is maintained. Hackers improve their skills and you should improve your protection against their evolving tactics...
MelBrandle
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MelBrandle,
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12/17/2018 | 1:15:11 AM
Giving chances to threats
We can never escape the clench of internet threats which are evolving alongside technological advancements. The more resources there are, the more opportunities there would be for threats to make progress. From our end, what we can do that is still within our control is to implement precautionary measures as tight as possible to prevent whatever that stil can be done.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/29/2018 | 9:24:05 PM
XSS & SMCI
XSS attacks have long been popular, so it only makes sense that Layer 7 attacks are on the rise.

As for supply-chain attacks? Well, just ask Supermicro. Even the allegation based on anonymous sourcing is enough to sink your company's stock!
MichelleWade
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MichelleWade,
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10/28/2018 | 11:34:57 PM
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