Security and Privacy

UltraDNS Mitigates Massive DDoS Attack

DDoS Attack

UPDATE 05/02/14 9:30 am: This article has been updated with a statement from Neustar DNS and new information about the size of the attack. Neustar UltraDNS has mitigated a DDoS attack targeted at one customer that reached over 200Gbps, bringing down its DNS service for several hours on Wednesday. According… Read More

Orwellian Big Brother is a Reality: Government in Your Internet

Big Brother

From the Snowden leaks to the recent passage of the Brazilian government “Marco Civil da Internet”, a set of legislation designed to enforce net neutrality, freedom of expression and privacy, there is no mistaking that this is a critical time for the internet and it’s digital citizens. Cloud and hosting… Read More

Nine Percent of Retailers Fail to Comply with SEC, Opportunity for Cybersecurity Providers: Report


The SEC has required disclosure of cybersecurity exposure since October 2011, yet 9 percent of retailers fail to mention the issue in their filings, according to a study released earlier this month. Fifty seven percent of retail companies characterize their risk as “significant,” “serious,” or “critical.” The reporting of cybersecurity… Read More

Unsolicited Security Audits: Helping or Hurting the Industry?

Steve Ciaburri (Rack911) and Patrick William have been very busy server administrators lately. They have taken it upon themselves to challenge the security of popular web hosting software applications, starting with prolific vendors like cPanel and SolusVM, and working their way through lesser vendors and plug-in providers. The process is… Read More