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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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Security as a Service: Benefits and Risks of Cloud-Based Security
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EGUIDE: Uncover the fresh approach cloud-based Security as a Service (SaaS) is bringing to the market and learn the top benefits and risks to get help deciding if this is a viable option for your organization.
Posted: 01 Mar 2013 | Published: 01 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Threat Management: Devising a new strategy to tackle today's cyberattacks
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Information Security Essential Guide on Threat Management explores the new strategies organizations are developing to tackle the threat of today’s growing malware threats and targeted attacks.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

New UC Threats Leaving Your UC Platform Vulnerable
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from SearchUnifiedCommunications.com explores three emerging security threats that can leave your UC platform extremely vulnerability to security issues.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Stopping application layer DDoS attacks: What you need to know
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EGUIDE: While a DDoS attack can be damaging to any organization, DDoS attacks specifically at the application-layer can be more ominous. Understanding these attacks are the first step to keeping your organization protected. In this e-guide, explore how DDoS is being used, what you can do to stop them, the future of the web threat landscape and more.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

SearchSecurity.com

The real need for distributed denial-of-service protection: How to stop DDoS attacks
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses the immediate need for DDoS protection services and what you put at risk by not protecting your organization today. Uncover how these attacks work, the damage they can cause and best practices to stop them.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

SearchSecurity.com

DNS Firewalls and Defense Tactics
sponsored by Infoblox
EGUIDE: Gain an in-depth look at today's most popular domain name system (DNS) attacks and the defense tactics against them. In addition, uncover how a DNS firewall can help keep your organization safe.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 | Published: 18 Feb 2013

Infoblox

Akamai Shields Leading Retailer from Ddos Attacks During Critical Holiday Shopping Period - and Protects $10 Million in Revenues
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how one online retailer was able to maintain online operations and protect $10 million in revenue by implementing Akamai’s DDoS Defender Security Solution and utilizing Akamai Intelligent Platform to deflect and reflect malicious attacks.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Akamai Technologies

Cisco CleanAir Technology
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: Watch now to learn how you can balance anywhere, any device, any time access with the policy controls you need and also offering a high-quality end-user experience.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Premiered: Mar 2, 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Business Case for Managed DDos Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a snapshot of the evolving DDoS threat, provides guidance on what to look for in a managed DDoS solution and presents a financial cash-flow analysis scenario of an investment in a managed DDoS protection service.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

Neustar®

State of DNS Availability Report
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This domain name system (DNS) availability report illustrates the risks and impact that site downtime can have on revenue generation, business continuity, customer loyalty and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

Verisign, Inc.

Threat Analysis: Understanding and Combating DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This analysis focuses on the types of attacks generally referred to as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks. DDoS attacks are most often used to extort or damage businesses whose websites or online assets are a major source of revenue, are an indicator of brand value, or are critical to operations.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Approaches to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection: A Cost Analysis
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Do you know what a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack might cost your organization? This white paper defines DDoS, examines the elements that make up a DDoS protection solution, and compares three different approaches to DDoS protection. Read this paper to learn how to ramp up protection and reduce costs.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

VeriSign, Inc

Threatsaurus: The A-Z of Computer and Data Security Threats
sponsored by Sophos UK
BOOK: Whether you're an IT professional, use a computer at work, or just browse the internet, this book is for you. We tell you the facts about the threats to your computers and to your data in simple, easy-to-understand language.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Sophos UK

The Cybercrime Arms Race
sponsored by Kaspersky
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and find out how cybercrimes have become so pervasive and how these sophisticated attacks work. Discover today's cybercrime techniques and how to recognize them.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Kaspersky

Methods, Motivations, and Mitigation of Insider Threats
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at the real impact of insider threats. From the motives and means, to types of insider attacks and best practices, learn more about how this complicated criminal behavior is impacting enterprise today.
Posted: 28 Nov 2007 | Published: 13 Feb 2007

VeriSign, Inc

Targeted Cyber Attacks
sponsored by GFI Software
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Cyber attack is the name given by (usually sensationalist) articles and documents describing crimes that occur in a virtual world as opposed to tangible attacks such as war.
Posted: 25 Jun 2007 | Published: 25 Jun 2007

GFI Software
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