Wise to attackersí exploitation of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) vulnerability to create distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks, information security executives thwarted these types of amplified assaults by patching weaknesses or making upgrades in their systems associated with the protocol, causing an 86 percent drop in the peak bit volume of NTP DrDoS attacks to 59 gigabits per second (Gbps) in Q2 2014.
Today at Black Hat, Checkmarx launched Game of Hacks, a challenging game for software developers and security professionals to test their application hacking skills, improve their code security know-how and facilitate better security practices in hope of reducing the amount of vulnerabilities in their applications.
Itís not hard to see in scenarios such as these why people are considered to be the weakest link.
In this interview, Paulo Pagliusi, CEO at MPSafe Cybersecurity Awareness, talks about the value of security awareness and how it influences the overall security posture of an organization.
The infosec community has complained about awareness training failures and wasting time and effort on awareness trainings for quite some time.
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