The development of AI (artificial intelligence) electrifies economy, society and politics alike. AI is considered a key technology when it comes to organizing security against cyber attacks. But criminals have also discovered the advantages of AI.
The report provides an overview of the threat landscape in the first half of 2020, which revealed a resurgence in DDoS attacks during the global COVID-19 related lockdowns. Experts from Link11 summarise the latest cybersecurity trends and new threats as organizations accelerated their digital transformation plans during the pandemic.
UK eCommerce business Ransoms Spares sought help after experiencing high volumes of traffic, likely caused by a competitor who wanted to negatively impact the website. With Link11, the company was able to utilise and tune the machine learning algorithms to improve site performance, experience less downtime and lower customer drop off rates.
DDoS attack bandwidths continued to increase, as the current DDoS attack figures from the Link11 Security Operation Center show. High volume attacks and a large number of multi-vector attacks pose significant challenges to companies that lack appropriate protection.
Italian internet service provider Genesys Informatica was helped by Link11 to successfully repel a very large DDoS attack. The infrastructure protection provided by Link11 was deployed within just a few hours to the ISP. Genesys Informatica was then able to fend off one of the largest DDoS attacks in Italian history.
The report provides an overview of the threat landscape that is constantly changing and increasingly unpredictable. In the report, IT security experts from Link11 summarise the current status and the greatest changes in DDoS attacks. They have also identified the developments that are expected to have the greatest impact on defence against DDoS attacks in 2020.
The Link11 Cloud Security Platform is focused on security-related services like DDoS protection, a Zero Touch WAF, Secure CDN, Bot Mitigation, Threat Intel and more. It is based on a worldwide unique technology. The IT-security solutions run fully automated, in real-time and get better with every attack thanks to AI algorithms and machine learning.
Companies need strong leadership and processes so that their digital transformation initiatives can be protected and secured with professional security measures. This field of activity is increasingly being assigned to a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This person should identify, communicate, and manage information risks. Management should also extend beyond the purely technical area to the company’s legal department and executive board.
In today’s networked world, banks and financial service providers are among the most attractive targets for cyber-attackers. These digital bank robbers probe organizations’ digital infrastructures for security gaps and vulnerabilities. In addition to financially-motivated attacks, the perpetrators often also seek to cause disruption to their targets, by deleting vital data or paralyzing online services.
RTL Germany Media Group’s production, broadcast and IT company CBC has switched from ad hoc protection to the permanent DDoS protection of Link11. The on-premise networks now only receive filtered B2B traffic from Link11. This means there are no delays when it comes to averting risks.
Every third company in Germany became a victim of cyber-attacks in 2018. This is the result of the Cyber Security Survey conducted by the Federal Office for Information Security. In almost 90% of the cases, the attackers were successful and caused business interruptions. This, in turn, produced costs for forensic investigations and the restoration of IT systems. Moreover, every fifth company affected suffered reputational damage.
More and more business-critical processes are ending up in the cloud. The number of apps and devices connected to it will continue to grow in the coming years. This not only requires a strategy to deal with the business aspects and process optimization. A security strategy that also considers the latest threat scenarios is essential as well. Companies should therefore draw on external advice in order to explore how cloud-based security solutions help to minimize the risk of attacks.
Online lotteries, betting and gaming services constitute a billion-euro market – which also makes them a popular target for cyber-attacks. Few industries rely as heavily on system availability as gaming and gambling, making effective protection from virulent web threats crucial. A modern system designed to repel DDoS attacks must be able to recognize and distinguish between these methods and implement countermeasures accordingly.
Leading consumer delivery company Hermes Germany is using Link11´s cloud-based DDoS protection solutions in order to protect their whole IT infrastructer and web applications against all kinds of Distributed Denial of Servcie (DDoS) attacks. After being increasingly concerned about the rapid growth in DDoS attacks in 2017, the logistics service provider decided to invest in a solution that protect their entire IT infrastructure including VPN and mail servers, firewalls, applications and web domains against these kind of attacks. Read the full case study and learn more.