It's Possible To Protect Yourself Against A Denial of Service Attack

Written by Keith Vassalotti on Wednesday, 07 November 2012. Posted in Cyber Security

It's Possible To Protect Yourself Against A Denial of Service Attack

While reading CFO magazine recently I came across this article highlighting the recent cyber-attack on HSBC. After reading it and sharing it with our team it became more apparent that businesses may not be taking cyber threats as serious as they should. The saddest part of this particular case is that you can protect yourself against a denial of service attack. Some attacks are easier to defend against, like a ping attack which takes seconds to block simply by changing a firewall configuration, while others may take more effort and resources to prevent. The bottom line is this—if you have customers who rely on your technology to provide them the service they expect from you, take the extra measures to make sure that service is reliable and that their private data is protected.

You can read CFO.com’s full article on the HSBC “denial of service” attack here:

http://www3.cfo.com/article/2012/10/data-security_hsbc-cyber-attack-anonymous-julian-assange-wikileaks-ddos?_mid=54833&;_rid=54833.51300.25515

About the Author

Keith Vassalotti

Keith Vassalotti

Keith Vassalotti has over 30 years of management, finance and accounting experience in the Telecommunications and HR/Payroll Services industries.  Keith joined Cybrix in September 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  He has overall responsibility for the Company’s operations, planning and finance activities.

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