Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) used to be considered a solitary attack method aimed at making a political or social statement. Now, DDoS is used for a lot more than that. According to John Pescatore in his September 2013 paper on DDoS detection and mitigation, DDoS has become a primary component in today’s blended attacks.
In this report, sponsored by Corero, learn what the SANS survey uncovered with respect to such issues as:
- How DDoS is used against the respondent’s organizations
- Costs associated with DDoS and how organizations calculate them
- Corporate awareness of the DDoS problem and why it matters
- Management awareness of the DDoS problem
- Direction and blocking methods
About the Speaker:
John Pescatore joined SANS in January 2013, with 35 years of experience in computer, network and information security. He was Gartner’s lead security analyst for more than 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations, government agencies and major technology and service providers. In 2008, he was named one of the top 15 most influential people in security and has testified before Congress on cybersecurity. Prior to joining Gartner Inc. in 1999, John was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. In 1985, he won a GTE-wide Warner Technical Achievement award.
Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and the occasional ballistic armor installation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer. He is an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.
the survey, 378 security and network managers reveal that they are experiencing more frequent and sophisticated DDoS attacks. The survey also reveals that many enterprises are indeed not prepared to deal with the problem.