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September 5, 2019

About Donald Shin

Don has over 15 years of experience in the Networking and Security industries. Prior to A10, Don work in a variety of roles in R&D, product management, and marketing focused on network security, security efficacy testing, semiconductors and Cloud security.  He is passionate about helping customer's improve their security posture and speaks frequently at security conferences.

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September 5, 2019

Yikes! Another DDoS Weapon, WS-Discovery Amplification Attacks

Web Services Dynamic Discovery Services Weaponized for DDoS Reflected amplification attacks continue to be the DDoS attacker’s weapon of choice. From an attacker’s perspective, that makes sense because there is no malware to develop or intrusion involved in exploiting someone else’s computing and networking capabilities. Simply, spoof your victim’s IP address as the requester and…

August 14, 2019

The State of DDoS Weapons, Q2 2019

DDoS attacks continue to grow in frequency, intensity and sophistication. However, the delivery method--using infected botnets and vulnerable servers to perform these attacks--remains the same. That said, we are seeing some new attack threats on the horizon in IoT and 5G. Read on to learn more. Where DDoS Attacks Are Originating Although DDoS weapons are…

July 29, 2019

Beat Gaming Cheaters and DDoS Spoilers with Real-time Packet Watermarking

Gaming, for entertainment or gambling, seems to bring out the worst in the worst people. Cheaters leverage an ecosystem of nefarious tool developers to get a competitive edge with new ways to unfairly advance, obstruct competitors, or attack the hosting platforms. How prevalent is the problem? A study by Irdeto provides some interesting insights into…

July 24, 2019

How Zones Facilitate a Proactive DDoS Defense that Protects Real Users

The primary objective of DDoS defense is to ensure availability of services to legitimate users. Secondarily, protecting the service's infrastructure from being overwhelmed aligns with safeguarding a user's access. Sometimes, DDoS defenders miss the nuances of this priority because IT gets graded on a measurable five-nines uptime, but rarely on user experience. When the user…