A Focus on Distributed Denial of Service

A Denial of Service attack has always been an issue for security professionals. Now, in a distributed IT environment, more organizations are prone to Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or DDoS. Today’s modern infrastructure is more reliant on technology than ever before. This makes more organizations the target of a DDoS attack. A Focus on Distributed Denial of Service, a white paper created by Arbor Networks with research from Gartner, looks to examine the nature of a DDoS attack and how to understand the technologies behind it.

In working with this type of security threat, it’s important to understand what a DDoS attack is and how it can potentially affect the environment. Concepts like a volumetric, connection or even application-layer attack are all covered topics within this newsletter. Furthermore, A Focus on Distributed Denial of Service explains the defense metrics an organization needs to take to help offset risk.

  • Integrating DDoS into the business continuity plan
  • Deploying DDoS monitoring tools
  • Adopting core defense strategies
  • Reducing downtime with an effective DDoS protection strategy

In an effort to future-proof an environment, A Focus on Distributed Denial of Service also looks at how DDoS can affect technologies just being rolled out. This includes risks around Next-Gen wireless technologies and 4G LTE Attacks.

Download A Focus on Distributed Denial of Service to gain a better understanding of DDoS attacks and how to prevent an intrusion from happening. Aside from just learning about DDoS and how to better protect your organization, this paper also analyzes:

  • Internet Infrastructure Attacks
  • DDoS Attack Frequency
  • Strategies for Mitigating DDoS Attack Risks
  • DNS Attack Categories

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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