Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have scaled up in size and frequency over the past year. Attackers constantly adopt new methods to flood your website and network with malicious traffic. What exactly are DDoS attacks and how do they work? More importantly, how can you ensure that your website stays protected. CloudFlare solutions engineer Trey Guinn discusses the nature of DDoS attacks, with a focus on amplification attacks. He explains how CloudFlare is able to stop such attacks and also what can you do to ensure you are not part of the problem by running open NTP servers or DNS resolvers.