Can Your Domains Get Hijacked?

Imagine this scenario: your customer service line gets a call from the owner of a small business whose e-commerce website is hosted through your service. The owner is in a panic. After months of steady visitor traffic and consistent daily transactions, suddenly all visits to her site have stopped. Not knowing what do to next, […]

The Recent Cyber War: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Lessons Did We Learn?

The impact of inexpensive IT networking systems has made cyberwarfare capabilities relatively cheap initiatives compared to pursuing nuclear weapons. For instance, North Korean hackers are chosen from universities and begin training at the age of 17. Pay is remarkably good, elevating the hackers and their families to high social status. The question remains: who wins, […]

Is ISIS a Threat to World Web Security?

In response to the air strikes and military presence brought about by the United States, the FBI has issued a warning that ISIS and other extremist groups may initiate cyber attacks in retaliation. While they are stating that the recent threats are “nonspecific and probably aspirational”, there are several reasons why Americans should be concerned […]

Taking a Behavioral-based Approach to DDoS Security

As the proliferation of online data has grown, so too has the need for companies to develop massive and complex virtual infrastructures in order to support their online traffic. These systems offer users untold benefits in terms of front-end experience, web performance, and data storage. Yet one of the unfortunate consequences that has arisen from […]

Why They Killed Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz

This will be the question of our decade. Swartz’s father claims the government killed him. Many journalists assert Swartz’s brain chemistry and circumstances killed him… Baloney. Certainly his depression, added to the pressure of a high-profile lawsuit, created the perfect mix of pressure that Swartz needed to kill himself, but don’t delude yourself that it […]