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ALSO CALLED: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Teardrop Attacks, Denial of Service Prevention, DOSA, Packet Monkey, Attacks, DDoS Attacks, DNS Attacks, Smurfing, Denial-of-service Attack, D o S Attacks, DoS Attacks, Smurf
DEFINITION: On the Internet, a packet monkey is someone (see cracker, hacker, and script kiddy) who intentionally inundates a Web site or network with data packets, resulting in a denial-of-service situation for users of the attacked site or network. Packet monkeys typically use tools created and made available on the Internet by hackers. According to one writer's distinction, a packet monkey, unlike a script  … 

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Mitigating Application DDoS Attacks
sponsored by F5 Networks
WEBCAST: Your network, DNS & TLS are not often thought of as being part of applications. Yet DoS or DDoS attacks against these tiers can render your networks, apps or other supporting infrastructure inaccessible. The challenge is identifying & blocking attackers’ requests whilst still allowing clean traffic. View this webinar to learn how to do this.
Posted: 08 Sep 2020 | Premiered: Sep 8, 2020

F5 Networks

Product Video: Web Application Protector
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
VIDEO: Ensuring the security of web applications is becoming increasingly difficult as the usage of these apps continues to expand. Watch this brief video for a closer look at Akamai’s Web Application Protector, designed to provide automated, scalable protection for your web apps against today’s sophisticated threats.
Posted: 18 Aug 2020 | Premiered: 18 Aug 2020

Akamai Technologies

DDoS Attacks are Growing in Frequency and Scale During the Pandemic. What Can Businesses Do?
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
RESOURCE: Remote work means DDoS attacks loom larger than ever. On June 25, 2020, a European bank was hit with an attack that generated 809 million packets per second. The velocity and volume of these attacks can be overwhelming, but the right strategy can keep your network safe. Read this article to learn 6 considerations for mitigating DDoS attacks.
Posted: 13 Aug 2020 | Published: 13 Aug 2020

Akamai Technologies

DDoS Attack Protection & Prevention for your Enterprise
sponsored by OVHCloud
EGUIDE: How can you prevent a DDoS attack, and what are the steps you can take to keep your networking environment secure? In this e-guide, learn about the options for cost-effective DDoS protection today.
Posted: 07 May 2020 | Published: 06 May 2020

OVHCloud

Anti-DDoS Game
sponsored by OVH
RESOURCE: The online gaming and e-sports sector is one of the main targets of DDoS attacks. As a result, it is essential for hosting platforms to be permanently protected against these frequent, massive threats. Read on to learn about OVH's anti-DDoS protection, specifically designed for gaming.
Posted: 24 Apr 2020 | Published: 24 Apr 2020

OVH

Dedicated DDoS Protection
sponsored by OVH
RESOURCE: DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly common, and this threat doesn’t discriminate based on company size or industry. To best address DDoS, organizations need to understand how it works and how to tailor an anti-DDoS strategy to meet your needs. Read this article to get started.
Posted: 23 Apr 2020 | Published: 23 Apr 2020

OVH

Managing a DDoS attack
sponsored by OVH
RESOURCE: View this step-by-step approach taken by the OVH-designed system to block DDoS attacks at your organization.
Posted: 22 Apr 2020 | Published: 22 Apr 2020

OVH

Augmenting Security with Always-On
sponsored by Radware
ANALYST REPORT: The impact of a DDoS attack is massive. Web Services remain unavailable due to volumetric attacks and enterprises incur hefty losses that run into millions. In this Frost & Sullivan report, learn why a hybrid always-on deployment model is the ideal solution to combat sophisticated DDoS attacks.
Posted: 03 Apr 2020 | Published: 03 Apr 2020

Radware

Season 2 Episode 3 Diving into WAF and on Ways to Prevent DDoS
sponsored by Rackspace
PODCAST: In this episode of ‘CloudSpotting’ by Rackspace, join the hosts as they explore Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and the business impacts of DDoS. Give the podcast a listen now.
Posted: 02 Apr 2020 | Premiered: Mar 29, 2019

Rackspace

Top 9 DDoS Threats Your Organization Must be Prepared For
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Each year, cyberattacks grow in frequency and sophistication, leading to varied methods of conducting the same attacks. For distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, preparing for the “common” attack is no longer enough. This white paper contains the top 9 DDoS threats your organization needs to keep an eye on.
Posted: 16 Mar 2020 | Published: 16 Mar 2020

Radware

CW APAC buyer's guide to cloud security
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this buyer's guide, Computer Weekly offers advice on making cloud security choices, looks at how to guard against DDoS attacks, and finds out Amazon's approach to building secure cloud products.
Posted: 07 Mar 2019 | Published: 07 Mar 2019

ComputerWeekly.com

Focus ASEAN: Security & Digital Transformation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: With cyber threats and attacks making headlines almost every day, governments and enterprises in Southeast Asia are placing greater emphasis on shoring up their cyber defenses, more so as they transform their economies digitally.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Focus ANZ: Security & Digital Transformation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: With cyber threats and attacks making headlines almost every day, cyber security has now become a key focus of many governments and enterprises all over the world. In this e-guide, read about the new measures the Australian government is putting in placeto protect critical systems from cyber attacks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Explore the Evolving DDoS Threat Landscape
sponsored by Radware
EGUIDE: Delve into the evolution of DDoS threats: learn how to deliver clean network traffic to your customers and mitigate the threat DDoS presents. Additionally, discover how to formulate a DDoS-resistant cloud by taking advantage of content delivery networks, reducing publicly exposed environments, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Radware

DDoS Attacks Are On The Rise – And Fatal to Most Businesses
sponsored by Arbor Networks
EGUIDE: This e-guide arms you with the information you need to prepare your defenses for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Learn how DDoS attacks target your security weak spots, how responses to attacks are improving, and the central challenges surrounding attack prevention.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

Arbor Networks

How to Deal with Increasing DDOS Attacks
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how to protect your organization from distributed denial of service attacks.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Verisign, Inc.

Countering Cyber-Crime with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Bigger, more diverse networks mean a bigger attack surface for hackers. Today's networking pros must assess and update network security strategies to account for new vulnerabilities and respond to inevitable attacks.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Denial-of-Service (DoS) Secured Virtual Tenant Networks (VTN)
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper discusses the evolution of DDoS attacks and examines an SDN solution that detects and mitigates potential attacks almost instantly, ensuring that your network is kept up and running.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

NEC Corporation of America

Coming at You: How to Deal with the Latest DDoS Attacks
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Access this TechGuide to learn more about DDoS threats and how to protect your systems—while shape-shifting cyberattackers are tough to stay ahead of, they're too destructive to ignore.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

SearchSecurity.com

How Are DDoS Attacks Evolving?
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the top 8 changes in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that most organizations aren't ready to defend against.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

Neustar®

The Danger Deepens: Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource analyzes survey results regarding distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to see how they've evolved into an even great threat. Click through to learn how you should prepare.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Neustar®

Navigating Today's DDoS Landscape
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about distributed denial-of-service attacks, evolving security and mitigation solutions, and discover new best practices for preventing and responding to advanced attacks.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Ixia

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Cutting the Cost of Application Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a cost breakdown of a Web application firewall solution versus the potential costs of remediation after a successful Web attack. Click now to see why this solution is worth the investment.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

Imperva
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