This blog is dedicated to analyses and research of cyber security topics and the protection from DDoS attacks provided by the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC). Covering multiple aspects of the DDoS threat , it provides in-depth, content rich information for IT professionals and private users.
New Link11 DDoS Report for Q2 2018 reveals DDoS attack volumes increased to an average 3.3 Gbps and nearly half are multi-vector, as attackers increasingly strike outside of normal business hours.
There are two different sides of downtimes. On one hand, it is extremely easy and cheap for cybercriminials to cause a downtime for an organization - DDoS attacks can be launched for a shocking $10 an hour and even week-long attacks are available for as little as $500-$1,200. For Organizations on the other hand, downtimes can be extremely expensive. The average outage costs enterprise organizations up to $260,000.
In Q1 2018 alone, the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) registered 12 high-volume attacks. The largest mitigated attack reached a bandwidth of 212 gigabits per second (Gbps). This was possible thanks to SSDP Floods and the new extremely dangerous attack type Memcached reflection.
DDoS attacks happen on a daily basis. But on which days of the week is the risk for organizations higher than on other days? Which time of the day is the most popular time for cybercriminals to launch an attack?
Established DACH-based anti-DDoS solution vendor enters UK market; appoints Aatish Pattni as Regional Director for UK and IrelandRead More
With 14,736 attacks in the first quarter of 2018 alone, the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) again sees a significant increase of DDoS attacks compared to the previous year. The risk for organizations to become victims of a DDoS attack thus continues.Read More
With the rise in innovation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), businesses among all sectors heavily increased their investments in AI-based technologies in recent years. Moreover, Artificial Intelligence was referred to as a “general-purpose technology” by Harvard Business Review in 2017, implicating that AI will impact every industry to a certain extent. Cybersecurity industry being on the forefront of adopting and deploying AI, however, is undisputed among industry observers.
Year by year, the risk for organizations to become a victim of a cyberattack is increasing. The cost of cyber security will amount to $6 trillion by 2021. However, the consequences are not just financial damage. 55% of organizations cooperate with external partners in order to be protected against cybercrime. The following infographic contains 10 significant reasons why cyber security should be top priority for organizations in 2018.Read More
Link11 has finished setting up its Cloud Security Platform operation in Singapore. The expanded platform supports the IT security provider on its global expansion course.Read More
Link11, global IT security provider specialized in DDoS protection, announces that it has been recognized by Gartner as a Representative Vendor in its “Market Guide for DDoS Mitigation Services”. This report outlines the segments of the global DDoS market and evaluates its key vendors.
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