Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are an ongoing issue for communications service providers, putting critical systems at risk, undercutting service level agreements, and bringing unwanted headlines. In the first half of 2022 6 million of these attacks were reported. Some metrics of DDoS attacks in 1H2022 compared to 2H2021.
We often think of DDoS attacks as volumetric malicious traffic targeted against organizations that effectively take a service offline. Most frequently detected by anomalous behavior found in NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, and BGP data, what may not be well understood is how the DDoS mitigation works and how it’s possible to visualize the effectiveness of the mitigation during and after an attack.
The United States is the #1 target for cybersecurity attacks in the world. 38% of targeted cybersecurity attacks so far in 2022 were aimed at the United States data and systems. That’s alarming. And we see it in the news almost every day. Solarwinds, Colonial Pipeline, The Pulse Secure VPN zero-day… There’s an increasing number of threats and attacks, to the tune of 15.1% year over year.
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