Experiencing a DDoS Simulation to Enhance Defenses

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Kevin Poireault

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Adversaries conducting distributed denial of service (DDoS) continuously improve attack size and sophistication. Over the past years, hacktivists and other DDoS attackers have diversified their arsenal, using techniques ranging from HTTP request-intensive to IP packet-intensive and bit-intensive DDoS attacks. To make their attacks more efficient, they now traditionally use networks of devices, called botnets, programmed to send requests to the same website automatically. The largest-ever DDoS attack occurred during the third quarter of 2023, with 201 million requests per second (rps) –almost eight times more significant than the previous record of 26 million rps, reported in 2022. Taking an inside look at a DDoS simulation case study, this session will highlight how companies can prepare in advance, identify vulnerabilities, and mitigate DDoS attacks. Tune in to learn: • Why DDoS attacks are so easy to launch today • How to gauge your exposure to DDoS threats • The impact of closing critical vulnerability gaps via simulation testing – a case study • Actionable steps for proactive DDoS protection
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