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Title: DDoS Boot Camp: Basic Training for an Increasing Cyber Threat


1
DDoS Boot CampBasic Training for an Increasing
Cyber Threat
  • www.prolexic.com

2
DDoS Attacks Are Launched by Criminals, Not
Teenagers
  • Data breaches and denial of service are
    criminal-led, malicious acts
  • Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are
    the most common and destructive form of online
    hacking
  • Organized cyber-attack groups launch
    politically-motivated attacks to cause website
    downtime

www.prolexic.com
3
Estimating the Cost of a DDoS Attack
  • Financial services companies lost an estimated
    US 17 million per DDoS attack in 2012, per
    Forrester Consulting

4
What Is a DDoS Denial of Service Attack?
  • Attempt to make a computer resource unavailable
    to its intended users
  • Targeted systems include
  • Websites
  • Email systems
  • VOIP (phone systems)
  • Network as a whole
  • Hackers control remote botnets (robot networks)
    of virus-infected computers
  • It is difficult to identify the perpetrator
  • Hacker techniques can further amplify the attack
    to multiply the power of huge botnet

5
DDoS Attack Types
  • Not all attacks are the same
  • Different techniques target different network
    elements
  • For example
  • Layer 3 and Layer 4 attacks target the network
    infrastructure with huge volumes of traffic
  • Layer 7 attacks target web applications. These
    stealthy attacks resemble legitimate traffic to
    overload the server

6
Where Do DDoS Attacks Come From?
  • Worldwide problem
  • Almost every country is a source of DDoS attacks
  • Many DDoS attacks originate from
  • Compromised servers at hosting providers that
    dont clean up malware
  • Servers out of reach of international authorities
  • China is the leading source of botnet activity
  • The United States is the second leading source

7
Why Do DDoS Attackers Strike?
  • Hacktivisim and ideological and political
    differences
  • Extortion and other financial motivation
  • Competitive attacks and hate crimes by
    disgruntled employees or unhappy customers
  • Hacker experimentation novices trying to make a
    name for themselves
  • Download the white paper for more details

8
DDoS Attackers Target Many Industries
  • e-Commerce
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance, banking and insurance
  • Government and defense
  • Healthcare
  • Internet and telecom
  • Media and entertainment
  • Non-profits
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Travel

9
Download the Free White Paper
  • Download the white paper DDoS Boot Camp Basic
    Training for an Increasing Cyber Threat at
    http//www.prolexic.com/bootcamp.
  • The white paper includes
  • What is DDoS
  • Types of DDoS attacks and their relative
    popularity
  • Insight into hacker mindsets and motives
  • How different attacks target specific network
    weaknesses
  • DDoS mitigation best practices for incident
    response and business continuity
  • A case study of successful DDoS attack readiness

10
About Prolexic
  • Prolexic Technologies is the worlds largest and
    most trusted provider of DDoS protection and
    mitigation services.
  • Prolexic has successfully stopped DDoS attacks
    for more than a decade.
  • We can stop even the largest attacks that exceed
    the capabilities of other DDoS mitigation service
    providers.
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Title: DDoS Boot Camp: Basic Training for an Increasing Cyber Threat


1
DDoS Boot CampBasic Training for an Increasing
Cyber Threat
  • www.prolexic.com

2
DDoS Attacks Are Launched by Criminals, Not
Teenagers
  • Data breaches and denial of service are
    criminal-led, malicious acts
  • Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are
    the most common and destructive form of online
    hacking
  • Organized cyber-attack groups launch
    politically-motivated attacks to cause website
    downtime

www.prolexic.com
3
Estimating the Cost of a DDoS Attack
  • Financial services companies lost an estimated
    US 17 million per DDoS attack in 2012, per
    Forrester Consulting

4
What Is a DDoS Denial of Service Attack?
  • Attempt to make a computer resource unavailable
    to its intended users
  • Targeted systems include
  • Websites
  • Email systems
  • VOIP (phone systems)
  • Network as a whole
  • Hackers control remote botnets (robot networks)
    of virus-infected computers
  • It is difficult to identify the perpetrator
  • Hacker techniques can further amplify the attack
    to multiply the power of huge botnet

5
DDoS Attack Types
  • Not all attacks are the same
  • Different techniques target different network
    elements
  • For example
  • Layer 3 and Layer 4 attacks target the network
    infrastructure with huge volumes of traffic
  • Layer 7 attacks target web applications. These
    stealthy attacks resemble legitimate traffic to
    overload the server

6
Where Do DDoS Attacks Come From?
  • Worldwide problem
  • Almost every country is a source of DDoS attacks
  • Many DDoS attacks originate from
  • Compromised servers at hosting providers that
    dont clean up malware
  • Servers out of reach of international authorities
  • China is the leading source of botnet activity
  • The United States is the second leading source

7
Why Do DDoS Attackers Strike?
  • Hacktivisim and ideological and political
    differences
  • Extortion and other financial motivation
  • Competitive attacks and hate crimes by
    disgruntled employees or unhappy customers
  • Hacker experimentation novices trying to make a
    name for themselves
  • Download the white paper for more details

8
DDoS Attackers Target Many Industries
  • e-Commerce
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance, banking and insurance
  • Government and defense
  • Healthcare
  • Internet and telecom
  • Media and entertainment
  • Non-profits
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Travel

9
Download the Free White Paper
  • Download the white paper DDoS Boot Camp Basic
    Training for an Increasing Cyber Threat at
    http//www.prolexic.com/bootcamp.
  • The white paper includes
  • What is DDoS
  • Types of DDoS attacks and their relative
    popularity
  • Insight into hacker mindsets and motives
  • How different attacks target specific network
    weaknesses
  • DDoS mitigation best practices for incident
    response and business continuity
  • A case study of successful DDoS attack readiness

10
About Prolexic
  • Prolexic Technologies is the worlds largest and
    most trusted provider of DDoS protection and
    mitigation services.
  • Prolexic has successfully stopped DDoS attacks
    for more than a decade.
  • We can stop even the largest attacks that exceed
    the capabilities of other DDoS mitigation service
    providers.
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