Today’s most dangerous security threats

Data Centres in the crosshairs

Published December 2014

Every day, attackers conspire to take down applications and steal data, leaving your data center infrastructure in the crosshairs. Storing the most valuable and most visible assets in your organization – your web, DNS, database, and email servers – data centers have become the number one target of cyber criminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored attackers. This paper analyzes the top five most dangerous threats to your data center, namely:

1. DDoS Attacks 2. Web Application Attacks 3. DNS Infrastructure: Attack Target and Collateral Damage 4. SSL-Induced Security Blind Spots 5. Brute Force and Weak Authentication

This paper describes the impact of these threats and it reveals the latest methods, tools and techniques used by attackers to exploit data center resources. Then it lays out a framework to mitigate these threats leveraging technologies that are already present in most data centers today.

You will have to register, or log in, in order to download this paper.

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019