Top Five Recommendations for Mitigating the Effects of DDoS Attacks - Slide 2

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As with all incident response plans, advance preparation is key to rapid and effective action, avoiding an “all-hands-on-deck” scramble in the face of a DDoS attack. A DDoS response plan lists and describes the steps organizations should take if its IT infrastructure is subjected to a DDoS attack.

Increasingly, Corero is seeing that DDoS attacks against high-profile targets are intelligent, determined and persistent. This new breed of highly capable attackers will switch to different attack sources and alternative attack methods as each new attempt is countered or fails. It is therefore essential the DDoS response plan defines when and how additional mitigation resources are engaged and surveillance tightened.

According to Corero Network Security (CNS: LN), a leader in on-premises Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense Systems for enterprises, data centers and hosting providers, for all the pain and suffering DDoS attacks have caused, there are a number of best practices that companies can implement to reduce their risk. The most effective defense against DDoS attacks requires expert preparation of defensive resources, ongoing vigilance and a rapid, organized response.

“The cat-and-mouse game between IT administrators, criminals and hacktivists has intensified in 2011 as the number of application-layer DDoS attacks has exploded. Coupled with an increase in political and ideological hacktivism, companies have to be extremely diligent in identifying and combating attempts to disable their websites, steal proprietary information and to deface their Web applications, ” said Mike Paquette, chief strategy officer, Corero Network Security.

This slideshow features Corero’s top five recommendations for mitigating the effects of DDoS attacks.

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