"DDoS Protection" Articles

How to Weather a DDoS Storm

Neustar Engineering
by Neustar Engineering July 13th, 2015
How to Weather a DDoS Storm

Most IT departments have some kind of disaster recovery plan that includes reacting to natural events such as earthquakes, tornadoes, fire, or floods. But one disaster that’s far more likely to occur is manmade: a flood of bogus DDoS packets that can cripple your network infrastructure. Given its likelihood, IT administrators should seriously consider DDoS attacks in their disaster recovery plan. Read Full Article

Neustar's Rodney Joffe Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tomás Hernandez
by Tomás Hernandez June 16th, 2015
Neustar's Rodney Joffe Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

We’re proud to share news that Rodney Joffe, Senior Vice President and Fellow at Neustar, has been honored with the 2016 M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award for his lifetime achievements in protecting the Internet and its end-users. Joffe was presented with the award during the M3AAWG 34th General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland last week. It acknowledges Rodney’s long career as an influential and highly accomplished cybersecurity advocate. Read Full Article

Security Summit 2015 Recap

Tomás Hernandez
by Tomás Hernandez May 27th, 2015
Security Summit 2015 Recap

Last week, Neustar hosted our first-ever annual Security Summit—and it was a resounding success! Taking place in San Francisco’s Marriot Marquis, the summit gathered over 200 professionals from all aspects of security in the information technology sector. In all, it was an eye-opening and informative opportunity for everyone involved to learn the current state of cyber warfare and how to be prepared against its inevitable impacts. Here are some highlights from sessions of the summit. Read Full Article

Infographic: 2015 DDoS Attacks and Protection

Tomás Hernandez
by Tomás Hernandez April 29th, 2015
Infographic: 2015 DDoS Attacks and Protection

Neustar's 2015 US DDoS Attacks and Protection report, released just last week, revealed some sobering statistics about the effects of DDoS attacks on American companies. The survey on which the report was based had been given to IT professionals—but the implications were very clear for their colleagues in marketing as well. Based on the report's data, we've highlighted some compelling ways in which it's not only security teams, but also marketers who feel the pain of DDoS attacks on their businesses. Read Full Article

Press X to DDoS (part 2)

Neustar Engineering
by Neustar Engineering April 27th, 2015
Press X to DDoS (part 2)

DDoS is more than a nuisance for the provider of the gaming platform. The entire business hangs in the balance. DDoS can make the platform unavailable to all users. Revenue, user experience and brand reputation are all at stake. This is second in a two-part series on DDoS attacks on the gaming industry. This blog post will discuss how gaming platforms and gamers can protect themselves from DDoS attacks. Read Full Article