Cloud Computing

Using blockchain tech in the war against DDoS onslaughts

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly on the rise. Arbor’s 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report showed that 33 percent of surveyed organisations suffered a DDoS attack in 2017 (this is sharply up from the previous year’s 17 percent). The modus operandi is elegantly simple: DDoS attackers infect large numbers of devices with

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The cloud could be the strongest business weapon yet

“The snowball effect of cloud computing is the increasing manner in how businesses meet their IT needs,” says Anton Jacobsz, managing director at African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. He explains this “manner” as a move away from the once traditional and standard “be all and end all of IT success”, the in-house data centre –

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DDoS in the cloud: who’s watching your back?

Cloud computing is seeing a steady and undeniable growth in adoption across all types of industries. Growing just as progressively, however, is the extent to which it puts many corporate networks directly in cyber attackers’ line of fire – most specifically when it comes to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The challenge with moving

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Deception Technology Comes of Age

Deception is usually frowned on by most societies and can carry negative connotations. But can deception ever be a positive? Cybersecurity company Attivo Networks believes that it certainly can be. Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited, an African value-added technology distributor of Attivo Networks, says, “Companies are recognising more and more that a new

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