DDoS attacks cost not only time and money in the form of internal or external IT resources to bring a company’s network back online, but also create loss of revenue, brand reputation and customer trust.
Enterprises need to consider that even if they have protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, their business could be taken offline if their Internet Service Provider (ISP), hosting provider or Domain Name Service (DNS) provider does not have adequate DDoS protection.
This past spring American International Group (AIG), one of the largest cyber insurance companies, surveyed cyber security and risk experts to gain a deeper understanding of their views of the likelihood and impact of a systemic cyber-attack.
U.S. federal law enforcement and computer security agencies recently released a rare security alert, citing that a North Korean hacking group is actively targeting media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and around the world. The hackers are believed to have used a botnet creation malware called DeltaCharlie to launch DDoS attacks.
A recent TechSpective article listed 20 ways to help prevent a DDoS attack. Some of the suggestions are helpful, but many of them have little benefit against the types of DDoS attacks which are common today. So, in the interest of busting some DDoS myths, this blog puts the recommendations in context.