Why DDoS attacks are back - and what Indian businesses need to know

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Akamai Technologies

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The year 2023 began with a thunderous display of cyber warfare as threat actors took center stage. In addition to the usual gang of cybercriminals, hackers and script kiddies, a very powerful category of malicious actors dominated cybersecurity headlines: State-sponsored actors and hacktivist groups, such as Killnet or the newly emerged Anonymous Sudan, unleashed chaos upon sectors such as banking, airports, healthcare, state institutions and universities. In this current mix of threat vectors, DDoS attacks turned out to play a major role again. Sometimes serving as a smokescreen for more sophisticated attacks, such as data theft, sometimes as a blackmail instrument in a triple extortion attempt, or used as the main attack method to bring down poorly protected Internet properties that are part of critical infrastructure. Seven out of the 10 largest DDoS attacks Akamai has mitigated took place in the last 24 months, and the trend is pointing upwards. And attacks have not just gotten bigger, but also more sophisticated and targeted. Businesses can no longer assume that their DDoS defense is bulletproof. Akamai provides one of the most widely used DDoS protection solutions in the world, seeing and analyzing more attack traffic than any other company. In this webinar, you will learn: • What you need to know about latest DDoS trends • What questions to ask to check if your own security posture is still sufficient • What steps Akamai took to keep Prolexic, its DDoS protection platform, ahead of threat actors • Why a new, universal Network Cloud Firewall was added to Prolexic – how it improves DDoS protection, and what it can do beyond DDoS • What advantages our new local DDoS data centers offer to Indian businesses
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