Cybersecurity has always been important, but never more important than right now. So how do we protect ourselves when the wolves come knocking?
While some have criticised some of the victims for not being able to repel a significant DDOS attack, the reality is that what we’ve seen in the last week or so are the largest DDOS attacks in New Zealand’s history. While many of the sites and services were behind DDOS shields, the attackers were able to overwhelm other upstream pipes, diversify the attacks, and continually bring services down.
While protecting your organisation from such a significantly large and complex attack requires very specialised skills, there are some core things we should all be doing as a starting point. Join senior security expert Andy Prow from RedShield as he talks through recent patterns of attacks (ransomware, DDOS, etc) and the foundational things that can be done to best protect you and your clients.
There’ll also be plenty of time for Q&A, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews putting your questions to Andy.
Andy is the chief executive and founder of Red Shield Security Ltd and was previously founder and managing director of the Aura Group, comprising of Aura Information Security (Aura InfoSec) and Aura RedEye. Aura has since become part of the Kordia Group.
Before establishing Aura, Andy worked as a lead developer and solutions architect for IBM NZ, Vodafone UK, Ericsson UK and Telecom NZ. Andy still gets his hands dirty on a regular basis with security research and delivering secure developer training.