Research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that businesses are falling behind in the race to protect themselves from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, due a reliance on others to do the job for them and a general lack of knowledge about how to protect themselves against becoming a victim. A third (34%) of organisations do not use anti-DDoS solutions, but rely on their ISP to shield them from attacks. But this approach leaves many vulnerable and at risk of suffering from data loss and business disruption.

 

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are designed to flood the servers that run a website or online service with requests until they collapse and the sites they serve stop working. DDoS attacks are one of the biggest cyberthreats facing organizations today, with the potential to quickly bring a halt to business operations and lead to significant financial and reputational damage.

 

However, despite 43% of businesses feeling vulnerable to this type of attack, many (41%) admit that although they’d like to know more, they currently have little knowledge about the threat, relying instead on technology partners including their ISP (34%) and data centre provider (26%).

 

But, as we witnessed with the high-profile DDoS attack which brought down the servers of Dyn in 2016 – affecting much of America’s Internet access – this approach could put companies at risk.

 

An attack on a data centre provider or ISP could do just as much damage to its partners and customers if the situation is not managed properly, making it important for businesses to understand the risks around DDoS and to take their own precautions.

 

Businesses that do not have a clear strategy on how to react to DDoS attacks may lack basic countermeasures such as reserve servers and data backups. As a result, they may be unprepared, hindering their ability to respond to the inevitable attack when it does come.

 

For those that do actively protect themselves against DDoS attacks, this has only been due to being a victim in the past (30%) or because they are required to do so for regulatory purposes (35%).

 

Businesses that want to be better prepared for DDoS should gain a better understanding of the severity of such attacks and take responsibility for securing their company perimeters from the increasing risk. This includes improving both prevention and response plans, to safeguard corporate data and ensure operations are not affected.

 

“DDoS attacks are showing no signs of slowing down and every business – no matter what its size or level of IT expertise – can be a victim. Businesses must ensure they are prepared to defend against powerful and sophisticated attacks, utilising insight from experienced personnel in tandem with next-generation technology to ensure operations stay up and running and business-critical data remains protected,” commented Alexey Kiselev, Project Manager on the Kaspersky DDoS Protection team.

 

Kaspersky DDoS Protection can help businesses defend themselves against DDoS attacks. The fully-integrated solution features advanced intelligence and special sensor software to protect organizations from the most complex and high-volume attacks.

 

*The IT Security Risks research is an annual survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab in conjunction with B2B International. In 2017, we asked 5,274 representatives of small, medium (50 to 999) and large (1000+) businesses from 29 countries about their views on IT security and the real incidents that they have had to deal with.


RECOMMENDED ARTICLE FOR TECHWORLD


 
Huawei P30 Pro Now Available with Smart Signature
Techworld Date Posted: 7 August 2019 5:53 PM | 519 Views
Huawei P30 Pro Now Available with Smart Signature. See More
 
Huawei P30 Pro Now Available with Smart Signature
Techworld Date Posted: 5:53 PM | 519 Views
Huawei P30 Pro Now Available with Smart SignatureSee More

 
A Shift from Quantity to Quality: 2018 Saw Cybercriminals Dropping Basic DDoS Operations
Techworld Date Posted: 12 February 2019 8:27 AM | 194 Views
The Kaspersky Lab DDoS Q4 Report covering statistics of the last quarter and the whole of 2018 highlights a 13% decline in the overall number of DDoS attacks when compared with the statistics from.... See More
 
A Shift from Quantity to Quality: 2018 Saw Cybercriminals Dropping Basic DDoS Operations
Techworld Date Posted: 8:27 AM | 194 Views
The Kaspersky Lab DDoS Q4 Report covering statistics of the last quarter and the whole of 2018 highlights a 13% decline in the overall number of DDoS attacks when compared with the statistics from...See More

 
Fujitsu Global Delivery Center (GDC) in the Philippines Is Recognized for Its Outstanding Environmental Contribution by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
Techworld Date Posted: 11 June 2019 10:17 AM | 617 Views
Fujitsu’s Global Delivery Center (GDC) in the Philippines received the Outstanding Environmental Project Award from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) during the PEZA 24th Anniversary and Investors’ Recognition Night held recently at the.... See More
 
Fujitsu Global Delivery Center (GDC) in the Philippines Is Recognized for Its Outstanding Environmental Contribution by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
Techworld Date Posted: 10:17 AM | 617 Views
Fujitsu’s Global Delivery Center (GDC) in the Philippines received the Outstanding Environmental Project Award from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) during the PEZA 24th Anniversary and Investors’ Recognition Night held recently at the...See More

 
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix XG27VQ
Techworld Date Posted: 23 August 2017 1:10 PM | 70 Views
ROG Strix XG27VQ is a Full HD display with an ultrafast 144Hz refresh rate and features ASUS-exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur and Adaptive-Sync (FreeSyncTM) technologies for gameplay without tearing and stuttering. Its gaming-inspired design.... See More
 
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix XG27VQ
Techworld Date Posted: 1:10 PM | 70 Views
ROG Strix XG27VQ is a Full HD display with an ultrafast 144Hz refresh rate and features ASUS-exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur and Adaptive-Sync (FreeSyncTM) technologies for gameplay without tearing and stuttering. Its gaming-inspired design...See More

 
Meltdown and Spectre Chip Vulnerabilities Could Facilitate Memory Leaks
Techworld Date Posted: 11 January 2018 9:46 AM | 519 Views
Symantec has released the following detection for attempts to exploit the Multiple CPU Hardwares Information Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2017-5753/Spectre):. See More
 
Meltdown and Spectre Chip Vulnerabilities Could Facilitate Memory Leaks
Techworld Date Posted: 9:46 AM | 519 Views
Symantec has released the following detection for attempts to exploit the Multiple CPU Hardwares Information Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2017-5753/Spectre):See More

 
Buckle Up: 12 Safety Tips as PH Travels the Risky Road of a Cashless Society
Techworld Date Posted: 20 November 2017 5:12 PM | 623 Views
Digital payments and online banking are gaining traction in the Philippines as revealed by the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index.. See More
 
Buckle Up: 12 Safety Tips as PH Travels the Risky Road of a Cashless Society
Techworld Date Posted: 5:12 PM | 623 Views
Digital payments and online banking are gaining traction in the Philippines as revealed by the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index.See More

 
Kaspersky Lab Appoints New General Manager for Southeast Asia
Techworld Date Posted: 1 March 2018 2:44 PM | 1014 Views
Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Yeo Siang Tiong as its new General Manager for the Southeast Asia (SEA) region covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. See More
 
Kaspersky Lab Appoints New General Manager for Southeast Asia
Techworld Date Posted: 2:44 PM | 1014 Views
Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Yeo Siang Tiong as its new General Manager for the Southeast Asia (SEA) region covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and VietnamSee More

 
Online Dating: All You Need to Bag Yourself a Business Owner or Some Company Secrets
Techworld Date Posted: 28 November 2017 9:52 AM | 524 Views
The saying goes ‘don’t mix business with pleasure’, but research from Kaspersky Lab reveals business owners and employees could be unwittingly putting their companies at risk,. See More
 
Online Dating: All You Need to Bag Yourself a Business Owner or Some Company Secrets
Techworld Date Posted: 9:52 AM | 524 Views
The saying goes ‘don’t mix business with pleasure’, but research from Kaspersky Lab reveals business owners and employees could be unwittingly putting their companies at risk,See More

 
Taking High Tech Entertainment to a Whole New Level
Techworld Date Posted: 4 January 2018 11:17 AM | 581 Views
TCL Multimedia, the world’s third largest TV manufacturer and leading QLED TV innovator, conducted an exciting virtual racing competition, in partnership with Gameloft, makers of Asphalt Nitro, for mallgoers of the SM Mall of.... See More
 
Taking High Tech Entertainment to a Whole New Level
Techworld Date Posted: 11:17 AM | 581 Views
TCL Multimedia, the world’s third largest TV manufacturer and leading QLED TV innovator, conducted an exciting virtual racing competition, in partnership with Gameloft, makers of Asphalt Nitro, for mallgoers of the SM Mall of...See More

 
Lenovo Opens First Exclusive Service Center in PH
Techworld Date Posted: 31 May 2019 4:09 PM | 494 Views
Leading technology company Lenovo recently inaugurated its first exclusive standalone service center in the country to further cater to the support needs of its customers in the Philippines.. See More
 
Lenovo Opens First Exclusive Service Center in PH
Techworld Date Posted: 4:09 PM | 494 Views
Leading technology company Lenovo recently inaugurated its first exclusive standalone service center in the country to further cater to the support needs of its customers in the Philippines.See More


Power by

Download Free AZ | Free Wordpress Themes