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In the past six months, there were nearly four million DDoS attacks around the world and that attack frequency grew by 39 percent in the first half of 2019. The NETSCOUT ASERT team, in conjunction with our partner ReversingLabs, saw 20,000 unique samples per month from just one family of IoT malware. We also discovered it can take only five days from the discovery of a new attack vector to the availability of tools for the script-kiddie designed to exploit that vulnerability.
But those numbers, while startling, don’t fully convey the impact of that steady drumbeat of new threats. As our latest Threat Intelligence Report [link to https://www.netscout.com/threatreport/] shows, cybercrime has entered the mainstream of our culture to an unprecedented extent, and it is here to stay. We already saw online gamers hire DDoS botnets to take down opponents; now, college students can easily do the same—to take down testing platforms. Globally, cyber tactics like malware, DDoS attacks, and social engineering are increasingly used by geopolitical adversaries. Ransomware has become common enough to prompt 225 US mayors to sign a resolution vowing not to pay ransoms to hackers.
For the Cloud Security Meetup on September 18th, NetScout will present and discuss the results of the 1st half 2019 ASERT report, along with our Arbor Intelligence Feed and 14 Global Scrubbing Centers.
Our speaker will be Hardik Modi, he was a speaker at Black Hat back in August 2019. He will be detailing the "2019 1st half ASERT Security Threat report". We are anticipating an exceptional meet-up with a lot of interest in the topic.
BIO for Mr. Mardik:
Hardik Modi is Senior Director, Threat Intelligence at NETSCOUT. He is responsible for the Threat Research and Collections teams, ASERT and ATLAS, respectively. In this role, he oversees the creation of security content for NETSCOUTs products, enabling best-in-class protection for users, as well as the continuous delivery and publication of impactful research across the DDoS and Intrusion landscapes.
Prior to joining NETSCOUT, Hardik was Vice President Threat Research at a network security vendor. He has nearly 20 years of experience in networks, product design, and security research. He is a frequent author of blogs and speaker at security events.
Hardik holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Gujarat University, India.
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