Radware’s Top Blogs of 2016

Happy Near Year! Another year has come and gone in the blink of an eye. 2016 brought with it several interesting threats and attacks in the cyber-security space, among them the largest DDoS attack in history, the enslavement of Internet of Things (IoT) devices by botnets, the rise of cyber ransom and more – all of which we have dutifully reported here on the Radware Blog.

You, our readers, are what drive our dedication and commitment to industry insight. So what did you think of 2016? We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 blogs you most loved from last year.

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  1. What are the implications of the crackdown on popular DDoSaaS site VDoS?

The 14-year-old creator of an attack-for-hire (vDoS) website was finally stopped by Israeli authorities after four years of running the popular website, which helped orchestrate more than 150,000 DDoS attacks. The story shed some light on some of the other DDoS-as-a-service (DDoSaaS) options available to would-be attackers, and why they are so profitable.

  1. Darknet 101: An Introduction to The Darkest Places Online

Most people only know of the Darknet from a broader perspective, so this popular blog by ERT Researcher Daniel Smith took readers on a deep dive into the Darknet – what it is, what kinds of items are available there, and how malicious attackers are using it.

  1. 9 Ways to Ensure Cloud Security

Too often, organizations making a move to the cloud assume a certain level of protection from the cloud service provider that is not guaranteed. In this blog post, we take you through nine different ways you can ensure your company’s could security in the face of new challenges.

  1. How Mark Zuckerberg’s LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest Accounts Were Compromised.

One of the big themes of 2016 was hacks. Ashley Madison, Yahoo, the DNC, and even Mark Zuckerberg. In this blog, Daniel Smith discusses how the Facebook creator got hacked in the first place, and provides his thoughts on how to create the perfect password to protect your data.

  1. Thoughts on Modern Day Password Management

Continuing on with the theme of password protection and hacking, our Vice President of Security Solutions, Carl Herberger, takes a more detailed look into the history of passwords, why they exist, and his best practices for password management.

Thanks for reading our blog! We have a lot of exciting new posts planned for 2017 and will continue to share with you breaking news updates and background information to help inform all your security decisions.


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