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CISO Live Interactive Event – Last chance to register!

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Today’s the day! In a few short hours our virtual live event for CISOs and about CISOs will be starting. Our interactive event will give you the chance to ask questions about the latest topics in cyber security and vote in our polls about the latest threats organisations face.   

Join F5, CyCognito and NoName at our live virtual event as we answer the question “Where is my application cyber threat surface in 2022 and how do I defend it?”.  

This exciting event, hosted by the vibrant Graham Cluley, where we’ll explore: 

✅ What are my assets and are they secured? 

✅ How can I ensure the security of my apps? 

✅ How can I automate consistent cyber protection? 

Save your seat here 👉 bluefort.live/register

NEW CISO Live Interactive Event – Register today!

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In a recent survey, 85% of CISOs reported they think security will be more complicated, with 71% have a cyber skills shortage and 72% struggling to retain security staff

Many CISOs find themselves in a tight spot. Not only are IT teams desperately playing a game of catch-up, many are stretched due to a lack of trained staff. The skills gap, which was already present pre-pandemic, has only widened in our post-pandemic world. As you scramble to hit reset, do you have the skills and resource to support your new vision? And if not, how can technology help to plug those gaps?

Join , at our live virtual event as we answer the question “Where is my application cyber threat surface in 2022 and how do I defend it?”.

This exciting event, hosted by the vibrant Graham Cluley, will explore:

✅ What are my assets and are they secured?

✅ How can I ensure the security of my apps?

✅ How can I automate consistent cyber protection?

Save your seat here 👉 bluefort.live/labs/1Q2022

‘Massive’ rise in DDoS and password attacks during pandemic

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New analysis from F5 Labs has discovered a massive rise in DDoS and password login attacks during the pandemic.

In January, the number of all reported SIRT incidents was half the average reported in previous years. However, as lockdowns were put in place from March onwards, there was a sharp rise in incidents.

The attacks can be categorised into two buckets from January to August this year: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks (45%) and password login attacks (43%) which comprised of brute force and credential stuffing attempts.

Other findings include:

  • DDoS attacks surge 3x in March: DDoS made up only a tenth of reported incidents in January, but grew to three times that of all incidents in March.
  • No ‘spring slump’ for DDoS: Typically, DDoS attacks see a ‘spring slump’, but these rose in April 2020. In fact, DDoS attacks targeting web apps increased six-fold from 4% in 2019 to 26% in 2020.
  • Attacks are diversifying: The number of DDoS attacks reported to the SIRT and identified as DNS amplification attacks nearly doubled (31%) this year along with DNS Query Flood which is also on the rise.
  • DDoS most popular in APAC with 83% of attacks: Meanwhile, EMEA saw the next highest with 54%.
  • 67% of all SIRT-reported attacks on retailers in 2020 were passwords attacks: A rise of 27% on last year. This was to be expected as the pandemic has caused a huge shift from in-store sales to online

Full details can be found here: https://www.f5.com/labs/articles/threat-intelligence/how-cyber-attacks-changed-during-the-pandemic.