The numbers for Denial-of-Service attacks were down in the 4th quarter but the ones that got through were more stealth and persisted for a longer duration according to a report from Kaspersky.
Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Compliance at Plixer:
“DDoS attacks are becoming extremely clever in how they hide within the network. The latest data show attacks are down, but they last longer, which means when businesses are being attacked, they have reduced productivity compared with shorter attacks. This makes catching a DDoS even more important. Specifically, IT professionals must be able to know from where the attack is coming. It doesn’t matter if you know you are under attack if you can’t pinpoint exactly where the attack originated. Additionally, it is important for network and security teams to understand the type of DDoS attack—e.g., volumetric-, application-, or protocol-based. There are many types of DDoS, and being able to recognize the variety helps teams know how to stop them. By having these metrics, businesses can find the root cause quickly and stop the disruption. This keeps the business operational and customers happy.”