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Blocking DDoS Attacks: Cutting Down on Response Times Using Automation

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be catastrophic, but the right knowledge and tactics will drastically improve the host organisation’s chances of successfully mitigating such episodes. Here, Adrian Taylor explores the five ways in which automation can...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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Combating the Threat to 5G Services: Empowering Next Generation Smart Devices

For the telecoms industry, 2019 is the year of 5G writes Adrian Taylor. Service providers are in a race to roll-out 5G services that will empower the next generation of smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). With its massive increase in bandwidth speeds, ultra-low...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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Illegal website users targeted in joint law enforcement activity focused on DDoS

The National Crime Agency (NCA), working in conjunction with law enforcement partners from 14 countries, has taken action against a number of users of illegal websites, with those involved linked to four million attacks across the globe. This latest action is part of Operation...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Botnets and Machine Learning: A Story of ‘Hide and Seek’

Botnets have been a major issue in the cyber security industry. As techniques to stop them have come into play, so the bots have evolved ways of navigating their way around these solutions. Leonidas Plagakis explains why machine learning may be the industry’s best chance of...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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World’s biggest marketplace selling Internet-paralysing DDoS attacks taken down

The administrators of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) marketplace webstresser.org were arrested on 24 April as a result of Operation Power Off, a complex investigation led by the Dutch police and the UK’s own National Crime Agency with the support of Europol and a dozen...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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Don’t Spend Your Information On Black Friday

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to bag the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday alone. Over the whole week period the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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New assessment warns industry that cyber criminals are “imitating nation state attacks”

The annual assessment of the biggest cyber threats posed to UK businesses has been published after being produced jointly for the first time by the National Crime Agency (NCA), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and industry partners emanating from multiple sectors. The...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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2017 will bring “year of creative cyber criminality and determined Government responses”

Privacy will dominate the corporate agenda in 2017. That’s the considered opinion of David Ferbrache, technical director in KPMG’s cyber security practice, who explained to Risk UK: “The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is less than 18 months...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017
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IP CCTV surveillance system end users “must consider network security” warn BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) CCTV Section have issued a stark warning that end users of IP-connected CCTV systems should be taking cyber security very seriously indeed. In an article published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former director of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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National Crime Agency publishes analysis of serious and organised crime threats affecting UK

The National Crime Agency has just published its third annual public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats presently affecting the UK. The National Strategic Assessment draws together knowledge from across the entire law enforcement community, i...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
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