Author: Roland Dobbins

Roland Dobbins
Roland Dobbins is a Principal Engineer on Arbor’s ASERT Team. He has nearly 30 years of operational experience in the service provider (SP) and large enterprise arenas, designing, deploying, operating, securing, maintaining, troubleshooting and defending many of the highest-visibility networks in the world. He is a recognized industry leader in the fields of operational security (opsec) and network telemetry, and has an extensive background in security product/feature innovation, devising operational security requirements for network infrastructure devices and protocol design. His focus is on extending the availability, scalability and security of the network infrastructure and the applications/services it enables, with an emphasis on flexible and resilient global service delivery capabilities.

Down to the WireX

Over the course of the last few weeks, a botnet comprised mainly of Android mobile devices has been utilized to launch a high-impact DDoS extortion campaign against multiple organizations in the travel and hospitality sector. This botnet, dubbed ‘WireX’, is only the second mobile botnet […]

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Mirai IoT Botnet Description and DDoS Attack Mitigation

Authors:  Roland Dobbins & Steinthor Bjarnason Since its inception in August of 2016, the Mirai ‘Internet-of-Things’ (IoT) botnet, comprised largely of internet-enabled digital video recorders (DVRs), surveillance cameras, and other Internet-enabled embedded devices, has been utilized by attackers to launch multiple high-profile, high-impact DDoS attacks against various Internet properties and […]

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