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Thwarting Massive DDoS Attacks: What the Future Holds

Audio Report: ISMG Editors Analyze the Latest Developments
Thwarting Massive DDoS Attacks: What the Future Holds

Evaluating ways to thwart massive distributed denial-of-service attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.

In the report, you hear (click on player to listen):

  • ISMG Security and Technology Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk assess long-shot approaches to foil massive DDoS attacks such as the one that last week targeted domain name system services provider Dyn, and limited access to popular internet sites;
  • About how Chinese manufacturer Xiongmai Technologies plans to fix its products to prevent their use in DDoS attacks;
  • DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz explain how "conspiracy theories" will play out on Verizon Communications' planned acquisition of the internet company Yahoo, which continues to reel from a 2014 massive breach; and
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology information risk guru Ron Ross describe the importance of changes in the wording of NIST's highly used security and privacy guidance.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Oct. 18 and Oct. 21 reports, which respectively analyze the financial services industry reaction to the latest state banking cybersecurity regulations and the likelihood of a hack to alter votes in this year's U.S. presidential election. The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, Oct. 28.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.




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