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The history of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and its successor Transport Layer Security (TLS) have been marked by significant cryptographic breaks and implementation flaws with exploits wreaking havoc upon enterprises and the public.

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2017 has seen a marked increase in the number and size of DDoS attacks around the world.  DDoS attacks are getting stronger and more disruptive with every passing moment, and organizations need to be preemptively testing and be prepared in the event of such attacks. 

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Industrial Control Systems are empowering industries to monitor and control the critical infrastructure remotely. This provides great convenience, allowing for a distributed workforce with real time monitoring and control access. However, it also creates a big security concern, producing a need for security testing, auditing, and monitoring.

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Network testing solutions are critical to the security of enterprise-scale infrastructures. Comprehensive testing of online infrastructure in a network environment including applications running before or after deployment should be required for hardened protection against breaches, hacks, and attacks on the network under load with real, reliable and repeatable traffic.

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Test your network. Patch your systems. Get third-party validation. Empower you and your organization to be proactive in your security. Nothing can prevent a data breach except for maybe cutting your network cables so the next best thing is to make yourself and your network a very hard target for the attacker.

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It's sobering to look at network security headlines today.   One might come to the conclusion that little progress has been achieved in stopping security breaches.  The range of headlines runs the gamut from non-business-threatening attacks to politically driven attacks against some of the worlds largest companies.

At one end of the spectrum, a denial-of-service attack prevented voting at the recent Miss Hong Kong pageant...

At the other end of the spectrum, "hacktivists" made a bold political statement against the world's largest oil company...

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Enterprise networks are being attacked on multiple fronts—hacking, data breaches, and denial of service attacks—sometimes simultaneously. Are your IT departments adequately prepared to address these multi-dimension security challenges without impacting business productivity? To effectively stop attacks on the network, many IT departments increase their network security, sometimes at the cost of reducing access to legitimate traffic and end users. The key to successful data center...

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Well, as you might have guessed, they both need to do more network testing! Two recent news stories highlight this: First, instead of picking on Amazon (see my earlier blog post on cyber security this year), maybe Lady Gaga's entourage needs to buy some network testing equipment like, yesterday, and start doing some P.A.S.S. ( Performance, Availability, Scalability and Security) testing.  Read how technical issues impeded the high-profile promotion of Lady Gaga's latest album here...

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Several weeks ago, I received two disturbing emails, one from my airline points program (and no it wasn’t an announcement that I’ve made my 1K for the year yet!) and the other from my bank.  You may know the emails I am talking about, you may have received them yourself.  They informed me my information had been stolen from a 3rd party marketing company.  Looking at the news the following day I realized this was no hoax – this was real.  Well, as a marketi...

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