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As DDoS attacks continue to rise, Power Admin takes a look at the stats and what can be done to help prevent such attacks damaging your business in 2014 …

As DDoS attacks continue to rise, Power Admin takes a look at the stats and what can be done to help prevent such attacks damaging your business in 2014

“DDoS attacks should be a top security concern for organizations in the public and private sector in 2014”

“Expect future campaigns to be even more extensive and to last for extended periods. Organizations, particularly those that operate or have interests in industries that are already prime targets, such as financial services and energy, need to ask themselves, ‘Can we be resilient against a DDoS attack?’” - John N. Stewart, senior vice president and chief security officer at Cisco.

Attacks rose by 32.43% in 20132
The volume of attacks increased, with 10 out of the 12 months showing higher volume than the same months in 2012
Mobile apps and devices began to participate in DDoS attacks
Attacks were most likely to originate in Asian countries
Anyone that can rent a botnet can perform a DDoS attack
Smaller scale attacks are on the increase

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References:
http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/5-tips-for-fighting-ddos-attacks.html

http://ddos-protection-services-review.toptenreviews.com/

http://www.cloudflare.com/ddos

http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/show.aspx?c=96534

The Growing Threat of Application Layer DDoS Attacks

http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-013A

http://en.nsfocus.com/2014/news_0326/166.html

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/traffic-anomaly-detector-xt-5600a/prod_white_paper0900aecd8011e927.html

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  • 1. As DDoS attacks continue to rise, Power Admin takes a look at the stats and what can be done to help prevent such attacks damaging your business in 2014 The Business case for DDoS protection
  • 2. John N. Stewart, senior vice president and chief security officer at Cisco: “DDoS attacks should be a top security concern for organizations in the public and private sector in 2014” “Expect future campaigns to be even more extensive and to last for extended periods. Organizations, particularly those that operate or have interests in industries that are already prime targets, such as financial services and energy, need to ask themselves, ‘Can we be resilient against a DDoS attack?’” Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
  • 3. DDOS LANDSCAPE IN 2013 Attacks rose by 32.43% in 20132 The volume of attacks increased, with 10 out of the 12 months showing higher volume than the same months in 2012 Mobile apps and devices began to participate in DDoS attacks Attacks were most likely to originate in Asian countries Anyone that can rent a botnet can perform a DDoS attack Smaller scale attacks are on the increase
  • 4. The major reason for committing a DDoS attack in 2013 was political Source: NSFocus3
  • 5. Banks are the biggest target, followed by government and enterprise Source: NSFocus3
  • 6. 93.2% of attacks last less than 30 minutes and 80.1% don’t surpass a traffic rate of 50Mbps Source: NSFOCUS
  • 7. Anti-spam firm Spamhaus suffered the biggest DDoS attack in history in 2013 Don’t be next! 1
  • 8. Application layer threats are on the rise, with smaller, more stealthy attacks being carried out more frequently Source: The Growing Threat of Application Layer DDoS Attacks – Arbor Networks
  • 9. For large sites, consider further investment into cloud mitigation services, these generally have: • Specialist expertise in network engineering and the latest techniques employed by attackers • Lots of bandwidth to help route traffic for high volume attacks • Lots of different mitigation hardware and multiple filtering layers Invest in the cloud
  • 10. The winner in Top Ten Reviews for the best DDoS protection is Incapsula, which provides: • Distributed network of data centers which cache site data • Always-on service • 24/7 support • Prevents damage from a DDoS attack without the need to alter hardware, software or website code
  • 11. Even the biggest networks can be affected if targeted by a large scale attack. Cloudflare’s European network suffered an attack in January 2014 which was the result of one unnamed customer being targeted. The attack tipped the scales at 400 Gbps Source: IT News Australia Matthew Price, Cloudfare chief executive: “Someone's got a big, new cannon" the attack was the "start of ugly things to come".
  • 12. CLOUDFLARE SUFFERED A NTP ATTACK: According to US-CERT: ‘A Network Time Protocol (NTP) Amplification attack is an emerging form of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) that relies on the use of publically accessible NTP servers to overwhelm a victim system with UDP traffic.’ TO OVERCOME AN ATTACK OF THIS NATURE: “…upgrade all versions of ntpd that are publically accessible to at least 4.2.7”
  • 13. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/5-tips-for-fighting-ddos-attacks.html http://ddos-protection-services-review.toptenreviews.com/ http://www.cloudflare.com/ddos http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/show.aspx?c=96534 The Growing Threat of Application Layer DDoS Attacks http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-013A http://en.nsfocus.com/2014/news_0326/166.html http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/traffic-anomaly-detector-xt- 5600a/prod_white_paper0900aecd8011e927.html