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IDC: “Neustar Offers an Advanced Hybrid DDoS Solution.”

It’s a story as old as business itself: threats emerge and businesses adapt or pay the price. The tale is playing out now in the DDoS arena, according to global market intelligence firm IDC. With distributed denial of service attacks now evolving and spawning hybrids, DDoS protection is following suit. And Neustar is taking the […]

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DDoS Mitigation in the UK: Hope Isn’t a Strategy There Either

In the spring, Neustar released survey results from Information Technology professionals on the state of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the United States. We found that when it comes to DDoS, it’s not really a question of “if” it’ll happen to U.S. businesses; it’s a question of “when” it will happen. In a […]

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Financial Institution Security & DDoS Attacks on Banks: Not Just a Concern for Big Financial Institutions

Since last fall, several waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have targeted major players in the U.S. financial industry. Some estimates show that as many as 50 of the top banking and financial institutions found themselves the target of such attacks. Pundits subsequently have praised the responses of these institutions, which spanned everything […]

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Advice for Cyber Security Students: Keep Learning

This week top-tier security students from across the Mid-Atlantic region descended upon Baltimore for the annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC). We’re big supporters of this competition and send several volunteers from our security ranks every year. Our security engineers use the event as an opportunity to recruit potential employees and to help students […]

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New DDoS White Paper: Think You’re Protected from DDoS Attacks? Better Think Again.

Neustar recently asked UBM Tech to survey DDoS victims to learn which types of protection work—and which don’t.  You can see the full results in our new white paper, “The State of DDoS Protection.”   It’s a tale of organizations believing their protection strategy was adequate, when in reality their strategy was wishful thinking. In addition […]

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December stARs: Neustar SiteProtect, Learning from DDoS attacks on Banks

Earlier this fall, there were a number of large-scale DDoS attacks on major banking institutions. As the industry attempts to move forward, we should reflect on the lessons learned from these infiltrations. More importantly, what next steps can we take to better protect ourselves? Before we get into the helpful features of Neustar’s DDoS protection […]

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Cybersecurity Month Trivia

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an effort to encourage everyone to protect themselves, their networks, and our nation’s critical cyber infrastructure. We all have a shared responsibility to learn more and teach others about how to stay safer and more secure online. We’re doing out part to spread the word about […]

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Arrrrrrgh! The Real Story of How an IT Manager Took on Blackbeard – and Won!

Did you know that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? True story. Every year on September 19, fans of the swashbuckling life walk around saying “Avast ye scurvy knaves!” and “Arrrrrrgh!” But for one unlucky company, every day for several months was Talk Like a Pirate Day—and no one there was laughing. Their […]

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Neustar Weekly Reading: Intelligent Cloud; Trends in DDoS Attacks; Hacking

Neustar’s Weekly Reading provides a roundup of the headlines that got our attention this week–from both inside the company and out. CloudTimes Interviews Jean Foster at Mobile World Congress [CloudTimes] – CloudTimes.org talks to our own Jean Foster about what’s new in Neustar’s cloud services. Trends and Truths in DDoS Attacks [InfoSecurity Magazine] – A […]

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Planning for March Madness or DDOS Attacks

Contingency Planning: Busted Brackets or DDOS Attacks

Today marks the beginning of March Madness, that mythical three-week period each spring when the college basketball fan in your life disappears only to spend equal amounts of time alternating between actually watching the games on every available channel or mobile device and cursing at the teams who’ve blown his or her bracket totally apart. […]

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