Over the last two-plus weeks, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro highlighted unbelievable athletic performances, the spirit of competition and cyber-security vulnerabilities, as waves of cyber-attacks hit organizations at both the city and state level, along with other government and Olympic websites.

Throughout the games, there were reports that the Anonymous hacking group had been trying to disrupt the Olympics to call attention to humanitarian and political issues in Brazil using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and data dumps, while actively targeting more personal, financial and log-in information.

The attacks made the Olympics yet another wake-up call for organizations still vulnerable to common attack vectors.
In these situations, it’s often the underprepared who become targets and feel the full brunt of the attacks although every organization associated with the Olympics was a potential target when the goal was publicity. Now that the games are over, eWEEK spoke with the team at Radware and came up with eight actionable tips to make sure your company, even if it’s targeted, can withstand these kinds of attacks, whether they’re directed at you or you’re simply caught in the cross hairs.

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