DDoS Explained

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What is a DDoS attack?
Are they a big deal?
How dangerous are they?
What is more dangerous than a DDoS attack?
What can be done about them?

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DDoS Explained

  1. 1. What’s MOREconcerning than DDoS attacks on US Banks?The Lorenzi Group
  2. 2. Why rob banks?“Because that is where the money is!” -Willie Sutton* Famous Bank Robber* NOTE: Willie Sutton denies ever saying this and told people he did it for the thrill.
  3. 3. IssueHacking group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam hasthreatened banks and begun taking downbanking websites using DDoS attacks.
  4. 4. What is a DDoS Attack? DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service When too many computers try to access a website all at the same time, the hardware (or software) runningthe website become overloaded and stop working, not allowing anyone to access it. Real-life example (non-technical):  When a parent becomes exasperated with housework, kids, and phone calls all happening at once. Additional example (from hit TV show Family Guy):  http://youtu.be/cNkp4QF3we8
  5. 5. Are DDoS Attacks Effective? Yes. The are great for 2 things:  Stopping online commerce  Making a company look bad publicly* * NOTE: Many companies are hacked and never even know it or choose not to disclose it!
  6. 6. Other Risks As monies and focus are turned to DDoS and external security, internal security is put at risk. This is a simple strategy of war – attack one side and flank on the other.
  7. 7. Key Point (aka Answer) US Banks are at greater risk to fraud and theft,possibly in conjunction with hackers but not necessarily so, before and during DDoS attacks than at any other time.
  8. 8. Solution Lorenzi ROAR 24x7 Security Real-time Volume/Velocity Analysis Watches your back while you focus on the front. Compliance Driven In-depth Reporting Used for Audits Peace of Mind
  9. 9. Q&A The Lorenzi Group www.thelorenzigroup.com 866-632-9880 info@thelorenzigroup.com

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