5 DDoS Safeguards You Can Implement for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

5 DDoS Safeguard Tips

Did you know it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month? Obviously, security needs to be a major focus of your business every month, but now is a great time to evaluate your current measures and take proactive steps to protect your IT infrastructure against the growing number of DDoS attacks. After all, fresh news stories about cybercrime remain a regular reminder.

With improving your cybersecurity protection in mind, check out this list of five DDoS safeguards your organization needs to consider implementing today:

Perform a Vulnerability Assessment

Implementing any security operations strategy without first performing a vulnerability assessment is simply flying blind. So, engage your IT team to assess your organization’s current information security posture. If your business currently lacks the SecOps talent for this task, consider using a third-party cybersecurity consulting service. Most importantly, take their recommendations seriously, be proactive, and fix any critical issues before an attack happens.

Collect Actionable Threat Intelligence

It’s vital to stay abreast of the latest threat intelligence from the cybersecurity community. This actionable information ensures your SecOps team stays proactive in protecting your company’s valuable digital assets. Remember, cybercriminals are continually devising new ways to get around outdated cybersecurity protection.

Read our latest research report detailing the top DDoS attack trends, as well as our predictions for the future. We also included recommendations on how to best protect your company against DDoS attacks, based on our experience of helping keep our customers’ businesses online.

Develop a DDoS Attack Response Plan

In the event of a DDoS attack, having a detailed response plan at the ready is a must. It plays a critical role in quickly reacting to any situation which has an adverse impact on your business operations. After all, only a few minutes of downtime can damage your company’s reputation while potentially costing tens-of-thousands of dollars.

Increase Cybersecurity Awareness Among Employees

Any business’s protection against cyber threats goes beyond its IT and cybersecurity staff. Simply put, every employee needs to remain vigilant against cybercrime. Because of this, ensure your entire organization receives the appropriate cybersecurity awareness training. This approach includes how to create strong passwords, use multi-factor authentication, recognize phishing attacks, and more. Check out this page from the CISA for additional insights.

Implement a DDoS Protection Solution

In the end, implementing a state-of-the-art DDoS protection solution provides your business with a critical piece of its SecOps defenses. Choose a solution that delivers superior real-time performance and automation, to maximize business continuity. Importantly, automated mitigation also frees your SecOps and IT personnel to focus on enabling your business, or protecting against other, more pressing threats.

For over a decade, Corero has been providing state-of-the-art, highly-effective, real-time automatic DDoS protection solutions for enterprise, hosting and service provider customers around the world. Our SmartWall® DDoS mitigation solutions protect on-premise, cloud, virtual and hybrid environments. For more on Corero’s flexible deployment models, click here.  If you’d like to learn more, please contact us.