The best way to make sure that you and your business are protected from cyberattacks is to employ a broad-focus cybersecurity strategy. In order to do so, you need to have a basic understanding of the threats your business faces from cybercriminals, hacktivists, and other malicious actors. One of the most commonly used weapon in the cybercriminals’ arsenal is the DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attack.
The DDoS attack is a tool of disruption, and they are commonly used by cybercriminals and hackers at all levels – from the disassociated loner in his basement to those working for or on behalf of nation states and international conglomerates. Understanding the nature of the disruption, the resources it takes to maintain the disruption, and the services available to limit or eliminate the devices causing the disruption will help to protect you and your business. Do you have the right policies, procedures, systems, applications, and vendors in-place to neutralize a DDoS attack against you?
In this episode of the Fearless Paranoia podcast, we discuss DDoS attacks, including what they are, how they work, and how you can design your cybersecurity systems to limit your risk of being a victim and improve your resiliency if an attack occurs.
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