What We Are Seeing with Recent DDoS Attacks and Immediate Measures to Consider

By: Adam Isles, Principal and David London, Director

A major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack occurred last Friday, October 21, disrupting Internet communications throughout parts of the United States in several waves.

When a DDoS attack occurs, it leverages a large volume of compromised, or poorly configured devices, to flood a victim with unsolicited Internet traffic. The attack overwhelms the targeted system and results in degraded or discontinued service availability.

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OPINION: Planes, Guns and Crypto: As Quantum Computing Creeps Closer, We’re Fighting the Wrong Battle on Encryption

By: Jeremy Grant

In the early days of World War I, planes were initially used only for reconnaissance.  Enemy pilots flying past each other in 1914 often waved to each other, or if feeling salty or pugnacious, would shake their fists at one another. Of course, it didn’t take long before one pilot had the bright idea to fire his revolver at another, and within a year, the first fighter planes and bombers were born – incontrovertibly changing the course of warfare for the next century..