Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) is constantly pressure tested by a variety of threat actors. Citizens are also concerned about the huge target CNI represents and the impact of service outages across these industries.
To keep up with the growing sophistication and organization of well-equipped attackers, along with the government mandates to do so - it’s essential that organisations instantly and automatically detect and mitigate DDoS attacks and maintain comprehensive attack visibility across the network.
The combination of the size, frequency and duration of modern day DDoS attacks represent a serious security and availability challenge for Operators of these Essential Services (OES). Minutes or even tens of minutes of downtime significantly impacts the delivery of these essential services. When you combine these factors, victimes are faced with a significant security and availability challenge.
Beyond the ability to deny service, DDoS attacks have become a tool in 'denial of security', by acting as camouflage or a distraction mechanism to mask more threatening activities - typically data theft and network infiltration.