A flaw in the implementation of the UDP protocol for Memcached servers can allow anyone to launch a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack with little effort. The problem was first discovered by security researchers at content delivery network (CDN) specialist Cloudflare. Since then, CDN specialist Akamai and security provider Arbor Networks have also
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline fast approaching, host Steve Ragan explores the implications of noncompliance for companies — and possible penalties — with Greg Reber, founder/CEO of AsTech Consulting.
FBI Director Christopher Wray announced the appointment of John S. Adams as the executive assistant director for the Information and Technology Branch. Mr. Adams most recently served as the assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence. Mr. Adams entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in 1997 and was first assigned to
Which data center intrusion prevention systems are worth the investment? NSS Labs tests 5 DCIPS products
Performance is critical when evaluating data center intrusion-prevention systems (DCIPS), which face significantly higher traffic volumes than traditional IPSes. A typical IPS is deployed at the corporate network perimeter to protect end-user activity, while a DCIPS sits inline, inside the data center perimeter, to protect data-center servers and the applications that run on them. That
FBI Director Christopher Wray announced the appointment of Jill Sanborn as the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division. Ms. Sanborn most recently served as the section chief of the International Operations Section II, in the Counterterrorism Division, overseeing all overseas counterterrorism investigations. Ms. Sanborn entered on duty as a special agent with the
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. The cases involve more than two hundred and fifty defendants from around the globe who victimized more than a million Americans, most of whom were elderly. The cases include criminal, civil, and forfeiture actions across
On 19 February, at Portsmouth Crown Court, Victor Lewis, director of Sightguard Security Ltd, was ordered to pay over £10,000.
As pretty much everyone knows, the Internet of Things (IoT) hype has been going strong for a few years now. I’ve done my part, no doubt, covering the technology extensively for the past 9 months. As vendors and users all scramble to cash in, it often seems like nothing can stop the rise IoT. Maybe
FBI Director Christopher Wray announced the appointment of John Brosnan as the special agent in charge of the Criminal Division for the New York Field Office. Mr. Brosnan most recently served as the section chief of the Violent Crimes Against Children Section of the Criminal Investigative Division. Mr. Brosnan entered on duty as a special
Robert Gibbons, CTO at Datta, joins host Steve Ragan to talk about why companies pay out ransoms, the role of incident response plans and continuity strategies, and how companies weigh the risks.