SaaS Spending Increasing by 78 Percent Year-Over-Year

February 15, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

43% of the average company’s SaaS application stack changed in the last two years, according to the 2019 Annual SaaS Trends report. This is far greater than the typical employee churn rate. Meanwhile, spending has not slowed down – the average SaaS spend per company increased 78 percent year-over-year across organizations in Blissfully’s dataset. This […]

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Symantec Acquires Luminate Security

February 15, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Symantec said on Tuesday that it’s acquiring Luminate Security, a Palo Alto startup that makes software-defined perimeter technology. Symantec plans to fold Luminate’s secure access cloud system into its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Luminate provides a unified security stack that allows only point-to-point, ad-hoc user access to […]

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API Protection Best Practices

February 11, 2019 Published in: Security Author: Vedran Bozicevic

API protection best practices

API usage in application development has become a standard. APIs are a critical aspect of business delivery in the digital world – they connect mobile applications, the Internet of Things, and provide the structure that links internal business processes. Considering the pervasiveness and importance of APIs, it’s obvious that we should secure them– after all, […]

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New Botnet Shows Evolution of Tech and Criminal Culture

February 8, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

When botnet-as-a-service meets social media marketing, you have a threat poised to rapidly spread. That’s precisely what researchers have found in a quickly evolving botnet called Cayosin (Kay-OH-sin), which combines the most dangerous features of multiple previous botnets and makes them available to a broad audience at a low price. When researchers at Perch were […]

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8 Months of GDPR: 59,000+ Reported Breaches, 91 Fines

February 8, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A little over eight months have passed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable, but it’s becoming clear that sweeping data breaches under the carpet has become a very high-risk strategy. The European Commission (EC) has recently published an infographic presenting statistics and information related to the compliance and enforcement of the […]

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GlobalDots Cloud Performance & Security Expertise

February 5, 2019 Published in: CDN,Cloud,Streaming Author: Vedran Bozicevic

We often get questions about what services we can offer to companies looking to move to the cloud, reduce cloud costs, or protect their digital assets in the cloud. While we happily talk to our customers about how we can help them, we’ve decided to also make this short overview of all our services and […]

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Cloud Computing Dominates Amazon Profits

February 4, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Amazon reported improved earnings on Thursday, raking in over $3 billion from 2018, but a large portion of this has come through its cloud computing arm, AWS. The leading cloud provider’s profits grew 45% year on year, continuing an annual trend of growing by at least 40% each year. The cloud division has become crucial […]

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Massive DDoS Attack Generates 500 Million Packets per Second

February 4, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks do not have to be bandwidth-intensive to be disruptive and hard to mitigate. Earlier this month, Imperva mitigated an attack against one of its clients that exceeded 500 million packets per second, making it possibly the largest DDoS attack by packet volume ever recorded. The January 10 attack was a so-called […]

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Vulnerable Cloud Infrastructure Experiencing Increasing Attacks

January 28, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Attackers are increasingly targeting vulnerable cloud infrastructure to exploit it for covert cryptojacking or to deliver ransomware, Securonix researchers warn. Some attacks are fairly trivial, but others are multi-vector/multi-platform threats where multiple functionalities are combined as part of the same malicious threat (e.g., XBash, which combines cryptomining, ransomware and botnet/worm activity). The attacks are automated […]

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Cloud Customers Faced 681M Cyberattacks in 2018

January 28, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Cloud customers were hit with 681 million cyberattacks last year, according to analysts at cloud security provider Armor, which recently analyzed cloud attacks detected in 2018. The most common cloud-focused threats leveraged known software vulnerabilities, involved brute-force and/or stolen credentials, targeted the Internet of Things (IoT), or aimed for Web applications with SQL injection, cross-site […]

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