Too Few Security Pros, Too Many DDoS Attacks: What’s a Company to Do?

By John Stoker, CISSP, Sales Engineering Manager at TierPoint

Once upon a time, IT security was all about perimeter defense: just keep the bad actors out, and you’ll be fine.

But if that’s your approach to security today, you’re living in a fairy tale.

SNMP-DDoS-Attack-ToolThere’s no better example of this than the modern Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack. A DoS attack is that of a single source attacking a specific destination in an effort to disrupt resources of the target host. A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack, which is more damaging, refers to attacks from multiple sources against a specific destination.

These kinds of attacks are proliferating in frequency and sophistication. Continue reading

FAQ Friday: Top Security Questions from TierPoint Clients

By Brian Schwartz, TierPoint Content & Social Media Marketing Manager

John Stoker, CISSP, leads a team of security specialists and systems engineers at TierPoint’s Liberty Lake data center located near Spokane, WA. In addition to providing cloud and colocation services, they offer a suite of managed security services performed at client locations including perimeter security, traffic analysis and Web filtering.

For this week’s FAQ Friday, I asked him about the FAQs and issues he hears about from customers regularly. Continue reading