Everything You Need to Know About DDoS Attacks

by Radware

Since the first Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack was launched in 1974, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks have remained among the most persistent and damaging cyber-attacks. Let’s examine how these attacks have evolved and how your company can mitigate them:

DDoS in Review

A Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack is an attack targeting the availability of network resources and applications. Unlike other kinds of attacks, DoS attacks’ primary goal is not so much to infiltrate data, but rather to slow or take down altogether a network device, an application, and/or a website. A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is the most common variant. In “Eliminating Single Points of Failure, Part 1”, Radware’s Louis Scialabba reviews how DDoS attacks work and some instances where DDoS attacks have been in the news (surprise — it’s more often than you think).

What Risks Do DDoS Attacks Pose to Enterprises?

Denial of Service attacks affect enterprises from all sectors, all sizes, and all locations. These types of attacks are hard to detect and block since the attack traffic can be easily confused with legitimate traffic. In “Eliminating Single Points of Failure, Part 2,” Louis looks at the impact of DDoS attacks, type of attacks, and some of the mitigation strategies businesses can employ.

Speaking of Mitigation…

According to Radware’s Carl Herberger, “attack mitigation is not a core competency of modern day security programs.” In “Hey there Security Professional….How do YOU mitigate attacks?” Carl looks at six key attributes that hacktivist groups look to exploit in their victims, and why companies need to evolve their security strategy at the speed of cyber security evolution.

What Kinds of Attacks Are We Dealing With?

“Ultra-adaptive hackers” have given rise to five particularly nasty attack techniques in 2017, including Advanced Persistent DoS (APDoS), DNS Water Torture attacks, SSL-based attacks, and more. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, Carl takes a deep dive into these attack types and shares what you need to know to protect your organization from them.

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