In about fifteen (15) days we will be having a security conversation at the ITWeb Security Summit 2011 in South Africa, Conference & Expo Day 2 – 11 May. We have just gone through the first quarter 0f 2011 and what are the events and actions we’ve seen alongside the predictions made already?
Imperva predicted that “Trend #8: Hackers Feeling the Heat” and Security-art predicted that “DDoS attacks will ensue – as more tools are available to cybercriminals as well as to state actors and terrorist organizations” . The Rustock botnet which operated from around 2006 was taken down on March 16, 2011,see the video from CNBC story on botnets / Rustock takedown. The details on how this was successfully executed are in “Operation b107”.
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