The reason why a DDoS mitigation effectiveness test needs to be part of your vulnerability management program.
A denial-of-service attack has the objective of preventing legitimate users from accessing specific computer systems and services.
Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks typically flood servers, systems or networks with traffic in order to overwhelm the victim’s resources and make it difficult or impossible for legitimate users to access them.
These attacks can also be more targeted and may not require large volumes of traffic if a specific component is more susceptible to outage through a crafted attack.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs at scale and generally is operated through a network of compromised computers on the internet, all controlled and orchestrated by an attacker.
What does DDoS look like today and in what direction is it hitting?
Today, more than ever, organisations are susceptible to outages that are caused through attacks launched at denying their ability to operate their business and service their clients.
Mitigation technologies have achieved greater penetration in the market and the cost of mitigation has come down. This is common with large scale cloud offerings and Content Delivery Networks (CDN’s) now being very accessible. However, organisations remain exposed.
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