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According to a recent New York Times blog post tech start-ups are major targets for ransom-style DDoS attacks. These attacks are just like the Windows tech support virus scam plaguing consumers, and there’s not much start-ups can do to protect themselves.

Are there any steps that we can take to improve protection against DDoS attacks?

Listen to episode 135 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Craig Young and Tyler Reguly discuss why attackers love Windows computers, the connection between scam calls and DDoS take downs, and why we all need ISPs to step up and strengthen their security.

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picCheck out Tripwire SecureScan™, a free, cloud-based vulnerability management service  for up to 100 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on internal networks. This new tool makes vulnerability management easily accessible to small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources for enterprise-grade security technology.

 

picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

 

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