Understanding and Mitigating DDoS Attacks

By Tanuja Thombre - Last Updated on January 25, 2018
Understanding and Mitigating DDoS Attacks

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are increasing, and these attacks can cost any business as much as $2.5 million. Cybercriminals earn vast amounts of money just by threatening companies with a DDoS attack. Now, it has become much easier and cheaper for cybercriminals to launch an attack.

A typical DDoS attack can result in about 54 minutes of downtime, which would mean a sizeable amount of revenue loss for any organization. There are different types of DDoS attacks, depending on the kind of service that is being attacked. This makes it very difficult to diagnose at the initial stages, since at the start of the attack, traffic looks normal.

Other than DDoS, there are other types of attacks that have the same kind of motive—effecting business productivity resulting in considerable losses—such as Denial of Service (DoS), DNS Reflection Attacks, and DNS Amplification Attacks. Conventional security protocols such as firewall and intrusion prevention systems are unable to stand or protect against a complex DDoS attack.

If you manage your own DNS infrastructure, you can take some essential precautions against DDoS attacks:

1. Monitor your DNS servers for suspicious activities

2. Overprovision your DNS servers

3. Enable DNS Response Rate Limiting

4. Implement high availability server configurations

Also, consider using a capable service provider that specializes in DNS. This can help you mitigate attacks, decrease costs, and manage the available IT personnel effectively. DNS providers have the worldwide DNS infrastructure and deep DNS expertise to defend against DDoS attacks.

A DDoS attack can do a lot of damage to your company by hampering your website, which can end up jeopardizing your company image. You must place your faith in a capable Managed DNS service provider as these service providers operate with global networks that can close DDoS threats and keep your online business up and running. A managed DNS service could help you improve the performance and availability of your business by bringing a wide-reaching approach to DDoS mitigation. A managed DNS provider should always be there to help you with every step during this crisis. Rest assured, with a reputable DNS provider, you can expect expert support and consultation from a managed DNS service provider, before an attack, during an attack, and after an attack.

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DDoS Attacks: How to Understand and Mitigate Them

Tanuja Thombre | A Soft Skills and Behavior Trainer by passion and profession, with 8 years of experience into Mortgage Banking sector. Currently I am working as a Training Consultant and I cater to the training needs across various industries. This also allows me to interact with, train and learn various aspects of human modes. Adorned with certifications from various institutes like Dale Carnegie & Steven Covey. I have a natural instinct for writing; every once a while, a Blog, a short article and in the future I plan to author a Book. When it comes to writing, I believe there is seldom anything as appealing as Simplicity.

Tanuja Thombre | A Soft Skills and Behavior Trainer by passion and profession, with 8 years of experience into Mortgage Banking sector. Currently I am working as a...

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