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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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Protecting Financial Institutions from DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey, IT pros indicated that DDoS is the top threat to their network. And while organizations implement more effective DDoS security safeguards, cybercriminals can still outsmart the latest mitigation techniques. View this white paper to learn what DDoS threats mean for finance, and see best practices for mitigating DDoS attacks.
Posted: 19 Mar 2021 | Published: 19 Mar 2021

Imperva

THE TRUE COST OF A DDoS ATTACK
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Many executives make the mistake of viewing cybersecurity strictly as a cost center. Organizations must reevaluate how the balance investment vs. risk equation and alter how and when they implement cybersecurity. In this Radware guide, learn the true cost of a DDoS attack, and see why it makes sense to invest now, not pay later.
Posted: 26 Jan 2021 | Published: 26 Jan 2021

Radware

How to Prevent DDoS Attacks by Securing your DNS
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Which of the following web and application security technologies is your company planning to purchase within the next 12 months? Secure application development and testing, web security, or application and container security? Let us know in our Web & Application Security Survey. As a thank you, you'll receive our expert guide.
Posted: 23 Nov 2020 | Published: 23 Nov 2020

TechTarget

2020 Election Security
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: Around the globe, we’ve witnessed how cybercriminals can create chaos during election cycles by disqualifying legitimate voters, corrupting voter data and launching denial-of-service attacks. In recent years, U.S. elections have come under continuous assault. See this white paper to learn about the security challenges this causes for the country.
Posted: 17 Nov 2020 | Published: 17 Nov 2020

WhiteHat Security

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

Malware Attacks Demand a New Malware Defense Approach
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Customized, targeted malware attacks require new defense measures beyond those currently in place. This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com offers advice on protecting your organization from these new threats. View now to learn more!
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 19 Jun 2013

SearchSecurity.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

Top Five DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices and options for a hardened DNS layer that can minimize the risk of experiencing a DNS attack by identifying the symptoms and implementing a response faster.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox

Top 5 DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This paper will highlight how traditional DNS infrastructure deployments can actually increase the risks of DNS attacks. Read this white paper to learn best practices and options for a hardened DNS layer that can minimize the risk of experiencing a DNS attack by identifying the symptoms and implementing a response faster.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

10 Tips to Help You Minimize the Duration and Impact of a Security Breach
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 things you should do to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell SecureWorks
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