Full Year DDoS Trends Report: 2019


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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) threats have become more sophisticated, frequent, and larger. Internet resilience can come down to a fraction of a second. When the Internet goes down, organizations that rely on that service go down with it. DDoS attacks are considered one of the most serious threats to Internet availability today. Downtime or latency can significantly
impact brand reputation, customer trust and revenue.
Explore this report which lists some interesting observations from DDoS attacks against Corero customers in 2019, as well as comparisons against previous years.

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Report: The hype around 5G should be taken seriously


While a global survey shows overall excitement over 5G cellular communication, the US has been slower to get on board, according to Atomik Research.

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As the coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to shift operations from the physical to virtual world, the demand for strong connectivity has never been more critical. A recent survey from Ericsson found that 5G subscriptions were predicted to reach 190 million by the end of the year –– and by 2025, they’re expected to hit 2.8 billion. 

A new survey released on Tuesday from Atomik Research confirms that the hype around 5G should be taken seriously. The survey, conducted from March 10-13, looked at the global attitudes of more than 16,000 adults –– from the UK, US, France, Sweden, Japan, India, China, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland –– around the development of 5G, and what it means for the enterprise. 


5G technology is significantly faster (more than 10 times faster) than 4G LTE—whereas, its predecessor hits its limit between 300 Mbps and 1 Gbps, 5G boasts speeds of 1 to 10 Gbps. 

While 41% percent of respondents see 5G as having a positive impact on the economy––the majority response––there’s still a learning curve: More than a fifth of respondents don’t know what 5G even is. 

And the enthusiasm varies by geographic region. In the US, only 34% view 5G as having the potential to positively impact the economy, versus 81% of those surveyed in China. Further, only a quarter of Americans see 5G as a significant improvement over 4G, while 77% of those in China and 75% of Indian respondents regarded it this way.


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Those surveyed reported a wide range of time frames that they predicted 5G would be accessible. Those who said that 5G is more than a year out composed 42% of total global respondents, but China and India were more confident that it would arrive within the next year— each at 85%.

The perception of the overall  benefits of 5G also varied by nationality. The global average was that 30% of those surveyed believed that 5G’s benefits are being overhyped. But in China and India, 75% said that the hype is warranted. 

Respondents were queried about their health concerns over 5G technology, which varied by generation as well as nationality. Millennials were more likely (28%) than baby boomers (13%), to report health concerns. Nearly half (44%) of Indians believed it would negatively affect their health, whereas only 25% of Germans shared these concerns.

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Report: Video apps are a critical part of the “new normal” workplace


As the workplace has been upended by COVID-19, it is imperative for US businesses to make smart investments in video applications, according to a new report.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an upending of the American workplace, forcing employees––those who haven’t yet been furloughed or laid off––to work virtually. The pandemic meant that 33% of employees would work from home for the first time ever. And as COVID-19 continues to spread, businesses are seeing that the workplace may never truly return to the way it was––and that the “new normal” will heavily rely on the tech platforms that have made collaboration possible throughout this period of uncertainty.

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A new report, “How Video Is Changing the World,” details how, exactly, businesses can harness new online video applications to maintain an advantage in this climate. The report, which surveyed 5,000 adult consumers in France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States who reportedly watch one hour or more of online video each day, looks at the behaviors and attitudes around video applications.

The report says businesses that were new to offering remote work struggled to meet the challenge posed by the coronavirus. But thanks to online video, some of these concerns were mollified, as 72% of Americans used this kind of technology in at least half of their daily activities. The report shows that while working from home can be a challenge to productivity, 29% of respondents report that video helps them work efficiently. It also shows that as employees struggle with mental health curing this period, and isolation is a big concern: In particular, 27% of respondents report that video is helping them feel connected to coworkers. Finally, even creativity is seen to be boosted by online video platforms––22% of those surveyed said these platforms can improve collaboration efforts.

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The report also looks at American attitudes toward video, which don’t quite match global attitudes. More than a third of Americans, 37%, reportedly never use video tech, versus 31% of the global average, and the frequency is also lower-–only 12% of Americans use video conferencing at least three times a day, as opposed to 21% of those responding globally.


However, the opportunities video platform tech offers are recognized––85% of Americans predict that video-based classes will increase in popularity after the pandemic. The majority of Americans (58%) think video-training courses will be useful to them personally in career development. And some (17%) see live-streaming job fairs and virtual networking events (16%) as other ways to improve their career opportunities.

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Whether or not organizations have gotten on board with video platforms, the fact remains that they will be an essential tool moving forward, in order to stay relevant and productive––whether there’s a large-scale move back to the office or not.

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